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Many of us do not realize how interesting a magazine article is until we get almost half way through it Authors like Robert J Samuelson in that sense are the same as a magazine article Reading this editors article I found that the interesting point that he makes is to defend the truth in his line of business In our economy the media has a strong influence on how people relate to many different topics The reputation of the media is thought of as negative and in some cases only good for talking down on the economy In his article called The Limits of Media Power Robert J Samuelson tells us were often accused of spreading gloom and doom and threatening the economy The first charge is sometimes true The second isnt What he means is that readers of these articles do feel threatened by what some articles say That is said to be the Authors first charge The second charge that authors are not guilty of Samuelson says because the media is everywhere readers influence is routinely exaggerated Also saying The truth is that we do influence and refine public opinion but rarely create or manipulate it So Samuelsons intent in this article I believe is giving the readers an honest answer to why the media has such a reputation From a media perspective tragedy is like striking gold In many cases news media would rather hype up and chart a tragedy than focus on a quieter success story From my point of view I think that the media for the most part are a bunch of idiots Everything always seems to come up with its own story or get turned around somewhere in the wondrous mind of a reporter Looking at sports reporters for instance I feel sorry for some of the athletes out there that have to go through a post-game conference and get one hundred questions that are worded differently about
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