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Second draft Eduardo Barajas SID # 20613036 10/13/08 Col Writ. R1A Heather Kirn McCain In The Paper The American newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Daily News can obscure the thoughts of their audience according to the presidential candidates. The paper is playing an important role in the 2008 presidential election with the candidates John McCain and Barrack Obama. The Papers can tend to say who they favor and they tend to make that one candidate look good throughout the entire campaign. The amount of people that read the paper in the U.S. has been falling since 1970 according to www.naa.org from 77.6 percent of Americans 18 and over to 58.6 percent in 1998. According to people_press.org, the audience went down to 40 percent in 2006. Due to this plummet in ratings in the news the news sources found that they need to make their newspaper more entertaining. By the news sources making their articles more entertaining for the reader, they tend to portray John McCain as an unstable character that is unsuited to become president. As a result of news sources making the articles more entertaining, it shows that the New York Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and the Washington Post are more concerned with higher rating and more money rather than our future. From the news sources that I examined, it did not seem as though any important topics were being covered. In a week, there were three articles in the Daily
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news about McCain being either close or behind Obama in the race. In the Washington Post’s, “AP poll: Obama takes a 7-point lead over McCain”
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course R 1B taught by Professor Lipkin during the Spring '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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