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Unformatted text preview: extensions of liberalism and conservatism? Why do candidates today often choose to use talk shows, entertainment programs, “infomercials,” the Internet, and other new forms of media? Is this a positive development? Why or why not? In the United States, the mass media are in business to make money, which they do mainly through their major function of providing entertainment. The mass media also perform several functions for the political system, however. What are they? How well do the media perform these functions? Conservatives frequently claim that the media have a strong liberal bias. Explain why you agree or disagree with this charge. Do you think the mass media accurately reflect the ideology of the American people? Should they?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POLI 313A at Victoria AU.
- American Politics