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Media and Politics


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 ***** 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" was invented; ***** media ***** the political entity seem completely synchronized in goal and ideas that it is difficult ***** separate where one or the other begins on an issue, and the other ends. ***** ***** times we see a vying for power, as ***** the ***** in 1998 when the Minnesota state election results brought news to Minnesotans of their 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 2000, close Ventura friend and costar ***** the action film Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected as governor of California (Ramarkrishnan, S. Karthick, 2005, p. 148). Celebrity politics, media coverage, and politics have taken on a new delivery to the public, ***** it is ***** that is c*****s*****tent w*****h pop culture. We see a media and ***** relationship today that is one of common interests, diverging *****, or separate interests; and the nature of the interest dictates how ***** media ***** the political entity or individual w*****k together. The question ***** whether or not this 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 his c*****idacy for governor of Minnesota, Ventura, in ***** rough and tough ***** vocabulary ***** way, attempted to convey a sense of seriousness about his *****s for ***** ***** *****re is little question but ***** without the massive media attention ***** received in his campaign bid ***** ***** governor's office, he would probably have failed ***** his effort to be elected ***** that office as a third party - meaning ***** w***** running as 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 that ***** media, *****erceiving Ventura, ***** virtue of his celebrity, as a ***** item, followed and contributed to the candidate's political success with a greater media attention than they might have spent on an independent or third ***** candidate *****out the celebrity ***** ***** had. In ***** c*****e, the media was largely responsible for "making" ***** candidate's campaign successful.

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


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