Thursday, June 01, 2006

Who Decides? Voters or the Media?

On the Media program from May 26th, covered how U.S. Presidents & top contenders are chosen by the media instead of by the people.

This is also an argument that I have often made. The media (often behaving like State-Run media) always works hand in hand with the 2 major established parties, to anoint certain candidates and to help prevent alternative parties and alternative candidates from ever emerging.

From the On The Media website:

Former Virginia governor Mark Warner hasn’t launched a presidential campaign; neither has Senator Chuck Hagel. But both have been featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine as potential candidates. Is Warner the anti-Hillary? Is Hagel the un-McCain? Somehow the vetting process for 2008 has already begun. NYT Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati talks timing with Brooke.

Listen to quick audio report here.
Transcript here.

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