media and politics
By not constantly challenging Donald Trump's various claims, the news media allows them to become part of the mainstream, Huffington said.
“We need more transparency in the General Assembly, not less.”
We've now arrived at the era of "feeding the base," telling the most likely voters what they've told consultants they most want to hear -- the clanging echo chamber that passes for modern American political discourse. Just as advertisers' wishes have merged with (if not driven) technological change in the media universe, so in politics: speaking to the larger mass audience is a rare event, limited to special ceremonial occasions like inaugurations. The rest of the messaging is targeted, if not dog-whistled, to specific tranches of the desired constituency, sliced as finely as the mortgages (pre-2008) or the auto loans in modern financial "securities."
Eliot Spitzer is just the latest politician to make the well-worn course from public office to the media and back again. Spitzer
As the 2012 election approaches it is important to realize how young people of color are using new media to amplify their voices in the political realm. Are we prepared to embrace their innovation and support their engagement?
Too many of congregants' political priorities are determined by a party or ideology -- not the Word of God. Their identities are shaped by marketing and media campaigns that manufacture a view of the world in order to maximize their own power and profit.
When I do find an informative show on TV, I'm inundated with ads for Metamucil, Viagra, and some prostate medication. What does that say? Do you have to be over 60 to want to use your brain?