While the use of media during elections is common, the use of “fake news” to cover up a sex scandal, both in the film but also in “real life”, is an arguable presumption, but one that I find to be true. Comparing the film and reality, Wag the Dog depicts an idea that I feel to be truthful about American politics – politicians will do anything to cover up a scandal, even construct such “fake news” by the help of a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer. In my opinion, mass media is depicted truthfully as a source of manipulating the viewers. However, the people’s reaction to the news, in my opinion, is not truthfully depicted. I do not believe that Americans are as gullible and susceptible towards the mass media’s content as depicted in the film.
Media, during these times, takes this advantage. Political bias can occur in two ways- individualistic bias and gatekeeping. Individualistic bias occurs when an individual reporter skews the views he or she is reporting because of a personal bias. Gatekeeping occurs when a group of journalists or editors come together and skew the coverage in a way they want, hiding the actual
Essentially money has become a part of our political system and there is little hope that we could extricate ourselves from it. American’s negative opinion about the trustworthiness of politicians perhaps comes from the mass media. The media report
Professional Journalists or Immoral Liars By Harry Fenwick The media is a mass distributor of information that is perceived by the public in such a way that the journalist wants the target audience to understand the article. Often in the media, the journalists can twist the truth and outright lie about a situation. This is done in order to benefit them or the company at which they work. These distortions of the truth are exploited in politics when an event happens in parliament, or the personal lives of the politicians. With the recent events concerning Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion, the media has sprung into action and journalists from every news outlet have given their opinion on the morals and values of Joyce.
The present trend in media reporting constantly keeps watch on the personal life of the politicians rather than pressing importance on the official activities .They deliberately search for scams, scandals and corruptions. This results in concentrating the public’s sight on the personal life of famous people which in a way is breaching of their privacy .The tabloid journalism also succeeded in creating public opinion due to which the public becomes judgmental about their leaders and blindly go by the matter reported by the press. For example one of the main reasons behind victory of PM Narendra Modi in 2014 election was this tabloid journalism. Most of the newspapers portrayed him as the hero in politics and successfully diverted the attention of the people only towards him rather than diffusing the attention towards other serious
Many governments have very deep roots in corruption and bribery, to the point that they would not be able to function without it. Today many favors are traded in order to get things done in Washington and other forms of government. While this is seen as a loophole around corruption, it often causes representatives to not do exactly what they have been elected for. In one scene, the lobbyists are shown in the gallery at the House of Representatives hand picking which democrats they will try to “persuade” to change their vote. The group is also shown in different scenes offering money and highly sought after jobs for a change of vote in order to gain support for the bill.
Since most people perceive the iPhone as a luxurious gadget, inflation, recession, and dollar fluctuation may lead to reduced sales. Besides, social factors such as increased purchasing power in markets such as China, Africa, and the Middle East imply Apple will expand their marketing operations to such markets (King, 2011). Moreover, rapid change in technology means that Apple has to invest much in research and development to upgrade their products hence outdoing compensation. Lastly, legal factors such as the numerous lawsuits Apple had with Nokia, HTC, and Samsung may hamper Apple’s investment in upgrading the iPhone (King,
Media already eats up anything that the president says and changes his words to create a story that will sell. "Fake news" is true to a certain point, because sometimes the media will alter stories so much that it will grab the attention of the reader. Getting only the truth from a media source is rare, because people will bias towards things to their liking compared to another
.1 Considering the Theories: Media Malaise and Mobilization At the root of the growing divide between the large media networks and their audience’s increasingly negative opinion of them as well as this relationships’ impact on everyday politics lies the theory of media malaise versus mobilization. This theory is particularly interesting to explore in the case of the Sanders campaign, a campaign or movement—as Sanders himself likes to call it— that prided itself on having a grassroots structure and funding, thus relying on civic engagement and volunteers to keep the campaign afloat. After all but eliminating Hillary Clinton’s 60 point lead in the polls (Queally “Once Ahead”), this grassroots campaign strategy proved to be very effective as
They do this primarily by affiliating themselves with a certain political party or by endorsing candidates during election campaigns and supporting their political stances. In doing so, they form cordial bonds with candidates who are vying for a position in the office (establishing their government). These connections are beneficial for the celebrities because all the law enforcement agencies work under the government officials who have the power to influence their decision-making. It is impossible for the non-celebrities to form such relations. Hence, the application of a law might be different for a non–celebrity as compared to a celebrity because a celebrity can get away with crime by using his/her influence within the government or even the judiciary.