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The Media and the Uneducated Masses
In the United States or any country with favorable or democratic
government, freedom of the media is essential.  However, many analysts
believe that freedom granted to the media gives it power that may be used
abusively, power to influence the public.  These critics are against a sort
of, “Lesse-fairre” attitude of the government towards the media.  At the
other end of the table however, some feel that freedom given to the media
may go unchecked, for it is the people that influence the media and control
that power.  Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between…
James Hallow attempts to approach this issue in his work “Why
Americans Hate the Media”.  In this text Hallows examines the evolution of
the media and its relationship to the public it caters to.  In the thirties,
media mimicked sleepytime Sunday morning political debates that one would
watch on the public access channel.  They, in many way…
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