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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 14 2012: The reality is most of the population is too dumb and uninformed to vote, I would imagine many intelligent people ALSO are flaming ideologues who's ideas are out of touch with reality.

    Real problem solving takes DECADES and serious research, we should be hiring SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS to run the country not a bunch of money grubbing business people and lawyers.

    The publics main concern is it's pocket book, but it is probably the most uninformed that economics is a religion, not a science. Since everyone believes money as an institution is something akin to GODS WILL and not a human invention we're screwed since most people don't have the intelligence to perceive the REAL PROBLEMS in the world.

    They live in a world of illusion and lies.

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