The one phrase or idea that candidates repeat over and over again in debates and commercials until it people believe it. Especially applicable to the 2004 election and an indication of the downfall of the media.
Crossfire Dweeb: We do honest debate on this show
Jon Stewart: No, you don't. All you do is scream the talking points at each other.
Political and Moral sign posts for the walking dead.
1) I tried to reason with my mother but it seemed her entire vocabulary had been reduced to a few trite talking points she had heard from the Bills (O'Reilly and Crystal). I had learned to aim for the head when shooting zombies, and now was no time for mistakes.
2) The make-up man did a remarkable job of hiding the bite wounds on the president, but that odd speech rhytm and blathering talking points were a dead give-away. The camera hid the mangled hand, but you could see the rotting flesh on the live feed.
An often newly coined phrase or jingle the mainstream media regurgitates over and over again to pound an idea into our heads. They are often are proven to be false or exaggerations, but by that time everyone's buying it because it's been repeated so many times.
Man, last night on oreilly they were really hammering the talking point that Kerry is a flip-flopper. What a pack of douchebags.