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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 9 2012: If people had more political awareness education from schooling, then the media would have a lot less influence and be less bias. If wee all had a real in depth knowledge of what each political party actually stands for.
    A lot of voters just vote becuase they like the look or the spiel made by a candidate and falls for the propaganda reinforced by the media, if a particular newspaper or broadcaster is biased towards a particular party then their reporting will reflect this, thats why certain political partys never get any airtime or press coverage, if it doesn,t fit into their political ideal it is a no goer.
    the media is the most powerfull force in the world when it comes to spreading information and they know it and profit from it.
    The problem is that most voters know nothing about politics or very little and just go by what they here on the media.
    And for the few in the know about politics vote as per their standard of living whether they believe themselves to benifit by voting for a particular party as if they feel that they are of that particular class in society or aspiring to be in that particular class. these people are known as upstarts and this is what keeps the status quo going i.e democrates/republicans or in the uk labour /conservative.
    other political partys don,t get a look at in the media as the main partys run the media.
    So more political education is needed from a young age and should be taught without bias about all political ideologies, knowledge is the key to ending the cycle of more of the same but needs to be delivered in an untampered with way, so the education reaches the people, people will then really decide who runs thier country and not the media
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      Nov 9 2012: Thank you. Well stated. Bob.
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      Nov 9 2012: Alistair

      I agree except the best educator is the culture which is changing rapidly much to my chagrin.

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