American Politics 101-page23

American Politics 101-page23 - April 27, 2011 Mass Media...

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- Post 1965 o Much more open immigration regime. Note… - Illegal immigration is as old as US immigration Law. - US has repeatedly attempted to restrict immigration of populations viewed as undesirable. - Roughly 10.8 million undocumented immigrants in the US. The Debate Continues - Pro-immigration o No person is illegal. o Politician and economic opportunity, American ideals. o Children should not be punished for parents decisions. o Immigrants who serve should have citizenship regardless of status. - Anit-Immigration o Legal immigration yes, illegal immigration, no. o Nations have right to control borders. o Illegal immigrants are burden on social services, health and education. o Illegal immigrants take American jobs.
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Unformatted text preview: April 27, 2011 Mass Media -Overwhelminly privately-controlled; differs dramatically form other nations with large state media sector. -Private, yes, but not decentralized. o Major conglomerations own all but one of the major papers, as well as national radio and tv stations. Traditional media sources, newspapers and the big three news channels, have declined in influence. There has been a dramatic expansion in new media sources. -Cable news. -Talk radio. -Fake news. -Internet -Social Media Do you see this as a political problem? Should we go back to the good old days when there were fewer media sources? Are there any real solutions to this problem?...
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