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Do you feel like the media dictates and has control over politicial campaigns and outcomes?

In your opinion:Can the direct attention placed by the media have a say in political outcomes?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:59 PM on Aug. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It did the last election. If the media (other than fox, which all libs are indoctrinated to believe is false) had given attention to all the things that are known proven facts about Obama Hillary would have been running against McCain.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:06 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Considering the media mix out there, not as much as you would think. If the media controlled the outcome of elections. GWB wouldn't have been elected once. let alone twice.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:09 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Only for stupid people.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:13 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • I think the media has fine tuned their power of persuasion over the years. Especially the last election. Many tried to do it with [ignoring] the Tea Parties, but then people began speaking out at health care rallies AGAINST the President's program. Much to the dismay of congressmen, senators, and the current admin~the American People are NOT dumb and are waking up!

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:15 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • To some extent. It's like the current complete lack of coverage for the war. You could watch the news for a week and not hear about it. It's almost like people assume the war is over, which is spooky to me. Then some celeb will talk out their a$$ about some subject they no virtually nothing about, and that will get tons of coverage.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:24 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • the media will always have their pets. it all depends on whos campaign they gave the most money.

    that is their obligation to live up to their promise. nobody said the president had to, no matter who he/she is. its a popularity/money game.

    it has NOTHING to do with WE THE PEOPLE.
    chickaboom73

    Answer by chickaboom73 at 6:26 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • of course!!! favorites and popularity contest. ever seen "mean girls"???
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 6:30 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It's a factor.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:32 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • In Obama's case, yes.

    They are doing some complaining now though. His "press conferences" cost them about 3 million dollars each.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:36 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Obama didn't need the press kissing his azz, he had 100,000 people show up to hear him speak. That he did on his own. McCain used Palin to barely rake in 15,000...That is a clear concensus of what and who the people want, NOT who the "MSM" wants.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:42 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

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