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The relationship between the media ***** politics is one that goes back to the early days of print. Today, the ***** has evolved to one that causes the public ***** sometimes question who ***** in charge; the media or the government. At o*****r times, as was the case with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, when ***** term "embedded reporter" was invented; the media and ***** political entity seem completely synchronized in goal and ideas ***** it is difficult to separate where one or the other begins on an issue, and the other ends. ***** ***** times we see a vying for power, as was the case in 1998 when the Minnesota state election results brought news to Minnesotans of ********** new governor, Jesse "the body" Ventura, a former wrestling television star, talk show radio host, and, *****n, Minnesota's new ***** (Schultz, David and Lang, Peter, 2000, p. xi). Then, in *****, close ***** friend and costar in the action film Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected as governor of California (Ramarkrishnan, S. Karthick, 2005, p. 148). Celebr*****y politics, media coverage, and politics have taken on a new delivery to the public, and it is ***** that is c*****s*****tent w*****h pop culture. We see a ***** and ***** relationship today that is one ***** common interests, diverging interests, or ***** interests; and the nature of the interest dictates how ***** media ***** the political entity or individual w*****k together. The ***** is whether or not th***** new media-political relationship is informing the public with facts and information that can be deemed reliable.

We Make You, We'll Break You Media

When Jesse Ventura announced h***** candidacy for governor of Minnesota, *****, in his rough and tough ***** vocabulary ***** way, attempted to convey a sense of seriousness about his *****s for the state *****re is little question but ***** *****out the massive media attention Ventura received in h***** campaign bid ***** ***** governor's office, he would probably have failed in his effort to be elected to that office as a third party - meaning ***** ***** running ***** a candidate who was not affiliated with either the Democratic party, or the Republican party. "Out of 535 Congressional and U.S. Senate seats, only two are held by an independent representative (one each from Vermont *****d Virginia), none by third parties (Hill, Steve, 2002, p. 57)." This means ***** the *****, *****erceiving *****, by virtue ***** his celebrity, as a ***** item, followed and contributed to the candidate's political success with a greater media attention than ********** might have spent on an independent or third ***** candidate without the celebrity that Ventura had. In t***** *****, ***** media was largely responsible for "making" the *****'s campaign successful.

Unfortunately, once Ventura arrived at his new office, he was met with hostility from ***** legislative body ***** he needed to support him if he ***** to make any progress as Minnesota's governor. The media switched lanes on Ventura, and, *****ce he was elected


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