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Media and Politics


The relationship between the media and politics is one that goes back to ***** early days of print. Today, the ***** has evolved to one ***** causes ***** public to 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 the term "embedded reporter" ***** invented; ***** media and the political entity seem completely synchronized in goal and ideas that it is difficult ***** separate where one or the other begins on an issue, ********** the other ends. At other ***** we see a vying for power, as was the ***** 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 governor (Schultz, David ***** Lang, Peter, 2000, p. xi). Then, in *****, close Ventura friend and costar ***** the action film Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected as ***** of California (Ramarkrishnan, S. Karthick, 2005, p. 148). Celebr*****y *****olitics, media coverage, and politics have taken on a new delivery to ***** public, ***** it is *****e that is cons*****tent w*****h pop culture. We ***** a media and political relationship today that is one ***** common interests, diverging *****, or separate interests; and the nature of the interest dictates how ***** media and the ***** entity or individual w*****k together. The question is *****ether or not th***** new media-political relationship is informing the ***** with facts and information that can be deemed reliable.

We Make You, We'll Break You Media

When Jesse Ventura announced h***** c*****idacy for governor of Minnesota, Ventura, in *****is rough and tough ***** vocabulary and way, attempted to convey a sense of seriousness about his *****s ***** ***** state *****re is little question but that without the massive media attention Ventura received in ***** campaign bid for ***** governor's office, he would probably have failed ***** his effort to ***** elected ***** that office as a third party - meaning ***** w***** running as a c*****id*****te who was not affiliated with ei*****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 third parties (Hill, Steve, 2002, p. 57)." This means that the *****, *****erceiving *****, ***** virtue of his celebrity, as a ***** item, followed and contributed to the candidate's political success ***** a greater media attention than they might have spent on an independent or third party candidate without the celebrity that Ventura had. In this case, ***** media was largely resp*****sible for "making" the ********** ***** successful.

Unfortunately, once Ventura arrived at his new office, he was 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, *****ce he ***** *****


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