Dan Manatt of PoliticsTV argues that “campaign managers should consider, on a daily basis, reminding candidates of their digital Miranda rights.” He calls it the “macaca warning.”You would think that this would be a standard rule to abide by, even in pre-Macacagate days.
“You have the right to be recorded — and [you] should expect you are being videotaped and recorded 24/7. Anything you say can and will be used against you by your opponents. Beware that something that sounds OK in one setting may be a gaffe in another setting.”
The Macaca Warning
You've heard of Miranda rights? How about something similar for politicians: