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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/10/11 Amusing ourselves  to death Chapter 9 Analysis Patrick Dempsey, Ali Robin, Amelia Burns, Mary Hebert,  Genevieve Hiller
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 2/10/11 Theme of Chapter 9 Television commercials are eroding political  discourse Content of the commercial is almost  completely irrelevant Trying to convince the public that the politician is  one of them or that its political message of quick  and easy solutions is in the public’s best interest “For on television the politician does not so much  offer the audience as himself, as offer himself as  an image of the audience.” (134)
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 2/10/11 Theme of Chapter 9 “Politics,” he said, “is just like show business.”  (125) Commercials create “image politics” Creates a compelling image of the politician to the  public “Like television commercials, image politics is a  form of therapy, which is why so much of it is  charm, good looks, celebrity and personal  disclosure.” (135)
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 2/10/11 Theme of Chapter 9 “Television commercial is the chief instrument  in creating the modern methods of presenting  political ideas in our society.” Today the public mainly receives politicians ideas  through the medium of television commercials
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 2/10/11 Vocabulary Disdain  -  n.  the feeling that someone or something is  unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt Irrefutable  adj . impossible to deny or disprove Didactic  -  adj.  intended to teach, particularly in having  moral instruction as an ulterior motive  Deluge  -  n.  figurative a great quantity of something  arriving at the same time “Moreover, commercials have the advantage of vivid  visual symbols through which we may easily learn the  lessons being taught.  Among those lessons are that 
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 2/10/11 Vocabulary Asunder  -   Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder; Apart  from each other either in position or in direction  The curtains had  been drawn asunder. Indigent  -  so poor as to lack even necessities; Experiencing want  or need  People who have others do their homework for them may  turn out to be indigent from a lack of knowledge Voracious  -   Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of  food; ravenous.  The tiger had a voracious appetite which caused  him to consume many pounds of meat .
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