9 T - POLS 206-508 T 10/9 Media I. The American Media II....

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POLS 206-508 T 10/9 Media I. The American Media II. Is the press biased? III. Journalistic Bias I. The American Media Ex: Atlanta, GA Olympic bombing Hero suspect prime suspect Jerry Seinfeld: ‘I think people that read tabloids deserve to be lied to” Founding era: newspapers (print media) *Lots of opinions *Local news was predominant *Local news tended to be partisan Jefferson Democratic-Republican Immigrants typically supported this party John Adams Federalist Media did not stick to issues—“Adams had royal aspirations—wanted to turn us into a monarchy” Made it a crime to criticize government Was a political attack on the Democratic-Republicans One part attacked immigrants Most of the acts were repealed in 1802 Ethic of objectivity: press would rather be objective & print both sides of issue Politicians decide they can talk more freely with press if they keep out of their personal lives Forms a cooperative relationship
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