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Posted by on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 4:42pm.

List two ways that the media influences campaigns.

This was not covered in this lesson im in so i don't know how to answer it.

  • critical thinking - , Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 4:48pm

    Extremely partisan talk-radio/TV commentators have a lot of influence.

    Also, consider standard print and online publications, most of which emphasize the news and commentary that agrees with their points of view.

    Online social networks and forwarded emails also spread specific points of view.

  • critical thinking - , Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 4:53pm

    one more question. what critical thinking skills can help with making careful voting decisions.

  • critical thinking - , Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 4:57pm

    Watch and listen to MANY different sources of information, not just one or two. Then consider everything before making decisions.

  • critical thinking - , Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 5:02pm

    All of the critical thinking skills you're learning will help you make careful voting decisions. Read and listen widely and critically. Check facts. Recognize sheer propaganda.

    These sites make interesting reading on this topic.


    http://times-news.com/archive/x1540434082?keyword=topstory

    http://www.procon.org/

  • critical thinking - , Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 5:27pm

    One of the ways that bothers me most is that TV media are focused on short sound "bites"...which often do not reflect the candidates thinking, but reduces complex issues to idiotic simple slogans: no new taxes, coporate jets, drug free America, hard on crime, choice, don't kill babies, Love waits pledge, and so on. This is the way to not critically think, form a slogan, and assume all agree on what it means.

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