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Does the media wield too much power in America Today with all of our advanced technology the media influences our lives more than ever Whether it is television radio newspapers magazines or the Internet the media has a huge impact on American lives In the last fifty years alone the media has in some way or form shaped just about every aspect of American life The media tells us everything from what kind of laundry detergent we should use to who we should vote for for president The greatest impact the media has is that on politics The media shapes Americas interest in politics the type of candidates that will run for office and even tells us what to think about candidates and issues The media affects American interest towards politics by only showing us what they want us to see If there are many issues in a certain campaign the media will focus on the ones they believe to be the most important they may leave others out completely We become interested in certain areas of politics because we hear about them very often and we lose interest very fast because we are always being bombarded with new bigger things There is usually always a much greater turn out to vote for president than there is to vote for senate or the House of Representatives This happens because there is more media coverage of the presidential race than there is of a senate or house of representative race We focus importance on the things the media shows us more of instead of the things we do not hear much about even if they are things of concern A lot of people do not follow local elections mainly because they dont hear about it on the six oclock news Im sure a lot of people dont know who their senator or house rep is On the other hand if you try to find
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