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Unformatted text preview: o Opinion leaders o Interest groups o Media • Knowledge: o People use shortcuts to cut down the costs of knowledge o Ideology doesn’t always closely align with complex problems o What is wrong with amerians not knowing Interests Corruption Media • Types of media o Broadcast: government regulates the content and ownership o Print: no regulation o Internet: net neutrality becoming an ownership issue • FCC: agency that regulates broadcast media o Obscenity o When things can air (prime time) o Controls media monopolies (not well) o Directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for 5-year terms o President obama designates one of the commissioners to serve as Chairperson o Only three commissioners may be members of the same political party o None of them can have a financial interest in any Commission-related business o...
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- Fall '10