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Celebrities, Capitol Hill, And The 2009 Health Care Debate

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Celebrities, Capitol Hill, and the 2009 Health Care Debate

In the day and age we live in, it almost seems like celebrities run our world at times. Social media is to blame for that I believe, as it has become an everyday necessity. Naturally on these social media sites like Twitter and Facebook we like to follow our favorite actors, musicians, athletes, etc. and their opinions, while they may not matter to us, are without a doubt at least seen due to the sheer number of followers. Is it right for us to blindly follow the opinions of someone based of social status? Of course not. In fact, Ignacio Gatti, the author of the article “Celebrities: Why Do They Have So Much Influence?”, went as ...view middle of the document...

With that in mind it is possible to see possible benefits of allowing celebrities to voice their opinions to congressional committees. A lot of our younger generations, say people 30 and under, are alarmingly unaware of what is going on in the world, our country, and especially our government. The use of celebrities on political issues could be used to help shed light to our younger citizens. Is it sad that it has come to that in our society? Perhaps, but it could be something that can be very beneficial. So while these celebrities may not have all of the experience or insight of most politicians, they certainly have more impact on the everyday person. With that in mind, while I do not fully agree with letting celebrities address congressional committees, I can see the possibilities celebrities bring to the table.
The next question posed from the text book is “How can increased media attention- such as the buzz generated by celebrity appearances- affect policy decisions made by congressional committees?” The answer to this question is a lot. As I’ve mentioned numerous times, celebrities hold a lot of power when it comes to influencing the public. In fact, celebrities have been used as campaign backers in elections as far back as the 1920’s when actor Al Johnson organized a group of stars to rally support for Warren Harding, who would later become our 29th president in what would be a landslide victory. (Rao 1) If celebrities had that kind of effect on people’s opinions in an age far before the internet and social media, how could we expect that influence not to be far greater today? That is why using celebrities social status has been...

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