From the development of not one, but
many 24/7 basic cable news channels, to the phenomenal growth of politically
charged internet websites, the development of today’s modern, mass media has
profoundly affected American politics.
Using at least two specific examples,
address the influence of America’s modern, mass media on campaigns and
Does media influence help or hinder
our representational, democratic government? Defend your answer.
STUDENT 1 RESPONSE
Hello’ Prof and Classmates
Since media has been around they
have loved to help and hinder candidates by building them up and watching them
fall like with the Hillary Clinton email controversy the news networks waited
for months to see if she was going to run for president and now that she has
announced her candidacy all the major news networks even the ones that are
supposed to back the Democrats love to seek controversy within their own party
to make news by trying to discredit that candidate in the eyes of the America
public. But some candidate do get lucky and have the support of the media like
President Bill Clinton no matter how he ran his administration he always had
the support of the media because they love politicians who are confident and
stand strong for what they believe in and know how to handle the media to the
point the candidate is letting the news networks know what they can and cannot
run about their campaign.
STUDENT 2 RESPONSE
The media loves to make sure they get everyone’s business out there for
the world to see and make sure they can make it look as horrible as possible or
at very least blow it way out of proportion. It’s all about ratings for them
not the person on the videos or in the photos.
Look at Rob Ford Toronto Mayor they were all over his sloppy mess from his
weight to his drug issues.
Bill Clinton is a good one to look at and say WTH even goes on up there? they
made sure that was all over the news however it seems his mistress got the
worst of it and his wife speaks of being so for woman's rights and so on and so
forth yet she stayed with her husband after all of this in the news for so long
? This was just a mess this was very big in mass media for that generation to
be seeing their president and the first lady plastered all over the news.