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Department
Political Science
Course
CAS PO 111
Professor
Graham Wilson
Semester
Fall

Description
• Media in campaigns o Commercials o Free air time  The West Wing/ gaffes/ debates • Most people learn about politics through the media o Tabloid newspapers, NYT, Journal o Web o TV  In the US, the media has a lot of legal protections • In the UK, you can sue if the paper says something harmful • In the US, it needs to be damaging, false, and malicious,  which is difficult to prove • Worries in the media o Bias and selection  Selection: we’ll cover this, but not that­ discretion of the company  Framing­ presentation of facts • Food stamps, immigration  Bias comes from the owners of the media or from journalists • Rupert Murdoch, Fox News • People working for NPR, etc. o Are the importan
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