Effects of a Political Media Agenda on Public Perceptions Introduction to the issue It is clear that the various elements of the media have an underlying agenda which can be fundamentally understood as politically motivated. Whether of left or right persuasion, the important question concerns the effects on public opinion and perceptions and, ultimately, political outcomes in the form of policy, elections, polls, and so forth. In today's political milieu in the United States, many Democrats are pointing fingers at members of the conservative media to explain the precipitous decline in popularity of President Obama and the democratically controlled Congress. In Canada in recent weeks, the effects of social media have been linked to the...The end:
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