They say the media can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Is this because people are not behaving as the good citizens they should or is the media being bias and picking sides. Do the media affect politics and what role should the media be taking when reporting information to the public? Could it be our own fault for believing the politics that sometimes blinds us from what we know to be true or false? With many people counting on the media including the wonderful world of politics to help them send and receive the news, we have become overloaded with new technology and new forms of receiving that news, but should we continue to count on it. The media in terms of what is being told to the people, could be destroying our ability to think for ourselves, which could lead to a massive destructive of the human race.
Media and Politics: what is it?
The term media comes from the plural word medium which means a middle state or intervening substances. This is why there are multiple forms of media; it stands in the center of communication technologies, such as phone, television and the internet. Places where we are informed of popular interest, practices, values and norms. Information that we receive from: journalist, newspapers, advertisements, movies, music and more. However, these intangible don’t power the media. Its influence derives from the messages and the context of what is being told. This media gives shape to politics and society (Craig 2004, p 3).
Politics is often seen as the state or government and their constitutional basis. Politics breathe on the values and practices of those in congress and maybe a few outsiders. Author Geoffrey Craig describes politics as “a part of general, social and psychological behavior” generated from our activities and interactions with others, that turns into material needs and desires (Craig 2004, p 24).
The values and behavior of political issues for many people may have started with their parents. Children...