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Second draft Eduardo Barajas SID # 20613036 10/13/08 Col Writ. R1A Heather Kirn McCain In The Paper 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. Newspaper play an important role in the 2008 presidential election. These newspapers have the ability to manipulate their audiences mind in order to favor their candidate of their choice. The amount of people that read the paper in the U.S. has been falling since 1970 from 77.6 percent of Americans 18 and over to 58.6 percent in 1998. (1) In addition the audience level 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. . In a week, there were three articles in the Daily 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” , it is thoroughly explained how this affects the
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candidates and what they do to obtain these votes. It is also said that Palin and McCain
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