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The relationship between the media and politics is one that goes back to the early days of print. Today, the relationship has evolved to one that causes the public to sometimes question who ***** in charge; ***** media or the government. At o*****r times, as was the case with the U.S. invasion of Iraq, when the term "embedded reporter" ***** invented; the media ***** ***** political entity seem completely synchronized in goal and ideas that it is difficult ***** separate where one or the o*****r begins on an issue, ********** the other ends. At ***** 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, then, Minnesota's new governor (Schultz, David and Lang, Peter, 2000, p. xi). Then, in *****, close ***** friend and costar in the action film Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected as ***** 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*****sistent w*****h pop culture. We see a ***** and ***** relationship today that is one of common interests, diverging interests, or separate interests; and the nature of the interest dictates how the media and ***** political entity or individual work together. The question is *****ether or not th***** new media-***** relationship is informing ********** public with facts and information that can be deemed reliable.

We Make You, We'll Break You Media

***** Jesse Ventura announced his c*****idacy for governor of Minnesota, Ventura, in his rough and tough ***** vocabulary ***** way, attempted to convey a sense ***** seriousness about his goals for the ***** There is little question but that *****out the m*****sive media attention ***** received in ***** campaign bid for ***** governor's office, he would probably have failed ***** h***** effort to be elected to that office as a third party - meaning he w***** running as a c*****ndidate who was not affiliated with eit*****r the Democratic party, or the Republican *****. "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 ***** parties (Hill, Steve, 2002, p. 57)." This means ***** the media, perceiving Ventura, ***** virtue ***** his celebrity, as a news item, followed and contributed to the candidate's political success ***** a greater ***** attention than they might have spent on an independent or third party candidate without the celebrity that Ventura had. In t***** *****, ***** media was largely responsible for "making" *****he candidate's ***** successful.

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


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