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Unformatted text preview: Tyler Farrar American Chief Executive Reaction Paper 3 2/18/09 The media has a negative effect on presidential politics and is responsible for restricting presidential power. The age of television and internet have given the general public and media too much information on executive branch politics and this has had negative effects on the efficiency of the branch. All presidents have felt the strain of the constitutional separation of powers but the president is forced to deal with media and public scrutiny that put them at a disadvantage. One author contends that George W. Bush was able to undermine and avoid the media. However, this was only in his post September 11 th expansion of powers and war on terror. The modern presidency has a negative light cast upon it by the national media. Presidents of the television era have been subject to having their policies “evaluated...
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- Spring '11
- Media, public opinion polls