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How American Politicians Manipulate Their Messages

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“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time." Said by America's 16th President Abraham Lincoln, this quotation encompasses the essence of politics in this day and age. In this paper, I will analyze how and how effectively American politicians manipulate their messages and how the news media relays real news in an active age of punditry and who ultimately wins.

American Politicians

In the United States, American politicians are known to manipulate their messages no matter what the subject matter is. The job of a journalist, however, is to find the real message and present it to ...view middle of the document...

"The best way to become disillusioned is to not have illusions in the first place," said Norman Solomon, journalist and associate of media watch group Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. He continued on to say, "Getting your priorities straight and having a set of values keeps your head straight in the game." What this means is that journalists should not be swayed by what other think or say. Harder said than done, journalists should also have a sense of skepticism when doing their work, not cynicism. Another way that journalists can be journalists without being pundits is to have their priorities and values straight, according to Solomon. Their job is to get the dirt out and tell the news as it is. It is also important that journalists have a strong sense of morality and responsibility. They can do this by forgoing things like corporatism and careerism. This implies that they can forgo things like objectivity and impartiality during key points in their career as journalists. Their job is to give the public a sense of self and telling the public their story to keep everything as objective as possible.

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