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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 5 2012: The media exists because of advertising dollars. They have to manufacture drama and suspense to keep ratings at a level that is profitable. It is my opinion that Obama wins by a huge margin, but the media is playing it more even to keep up the suspense. If they say it will be a blowout, people won't tune in as often.
    I must note that I am not a fan of Obama or Romney. I was into both Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul before they were drummed out of contention
    • Nov 9 2012: here in the uk the media use there cunning to split the vote by publicising minor partys that dont stand a chance winning, but enough publicity to take away a particular type of voter i.e a labour voter swings to nationalist e.t.c.
      therefore conservative voters remain the same amount as nationalist policies are of no concern to conservatives or vice versa whoever pays the bill that time round.
      Dirty tricks fooling the people for their own profit, education is the key
    • Nov 14 2012: Great call! You should be a pundit!

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