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Robert Winner


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Discuss the ways the media influences or tries to influence your vote.

Lets not discuss the people who are seekiing office ... Lets talk about the campaign. Many have said this was the United States dirtest election campaign ever. How.

One of the examples I see is that the newspaper in our area shows one person looking very Presidential and the photo of the other one is a wild eyed wide open mouth reminder of a serial killer. These are shown side by side.

Tell me what you see. Do you think that papers should try to influence your vote .... other than running paid for ads? How about the other medias?


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  • Nov 1 2012: Campaigns have always been nasty. I don't believe the media really sways a persons vote, or at least not the majority for they already have their mind made up. Main stream news outlets sensationalize it and for those who watch either fox news or the daily show, which ever side you fall on only feeds your views back to you. The internet does change the game, where anyone can be a news reporter, such as the guy who recorded romney at the fundraiser. But let's say you disregard the news outlets and watch the debates only, what do the candidates really say that's new? Is not republicans and democrats really just two sides of the same coin? We have become comfortable with the status quo and we are all the worse for it.

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