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In this discussion I call upon two movies as examples and evidence to examinethe role of mass media in politics The two movies I will use for this basisare The Candidate and All the Presidents MenToday the art of governing a society seems to be much dictated or prescribedby what the assemblage of the citizens of the United States say or expressto the mass mediaThus the government and politicians listening to and acting upon our verywishes and desires Or looking at this in another point of view The massmedia relays to us as citizens the news or information about the administrationas conveyed or set forth by the administration as the truth I believethat the majority of the populace would tend to agree more with this secondpoint of view The government or politicians of this great country try toappear to have the semblance of truth or honesty in all of its endeavorsAnd sometimes it does However on occasion within its own discretion themedia investigates and tries to inform us by the televised news major newspapersand large radio personalities of cover-ups conspiracies and or wrong doingsby our so-called leaders Are we always told the truth by the mass mediaBy the government By the media speaking for or as directed by the governmentOr has the line between truth and lies been so badly blurred in politicsthat we will never know what truly goes on in our political systemThe two movies examined both play in some way on the function of the massmedia in American politics We can see how much and how heavily we rely onour televisions radio shows newspapers and now the Internet to communicateto us the latest breaking news political campaigns slandering commercialsfor politicians running for office debates presidential addresses cover-upsconspiracies and information that can take down an entire administrationThis shows that in all the different aspects of politics that the media playsa very wide varied and important role in letting us know what is going
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