Media Institution: Crash Course Government and Politics 44

So today we’re going to look at the rather thorny issue of the media and its role in politics. Wether you’re talking about older forms of media like newspapers and radio or newer forms like television and the Internet, all media serves the same purpose – to provide information to the public. So we’re going to discuss their strengths and weaknesses and examine how both content creators and consumers play a role in the information that is told. It could be argued that because the media only relays information it isn’t actually important to the American political system, but when you look more closely at what and how this information affects voters as well as their elected officials, we can more clearly see its importance as a political institution.

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20 comments

  1. wow crush curse has everything, except for… oh I can´t think anything I just wish I were better at improvisation.

  2. The chart was great, but has a massive typo – actually two. It says “The Trend in Regular New Consumption”. Good video overall, though.

  3. who feels bad for that eagle always being knocked on the floor?
    _oh me ok then~_

  4. Great topic. However, Id like to see a focus on what is the role that media plays in politics and government. What was the governments original role in media and how has that evolved over the decades? We need to talk about partisan selective exposure and how your media outlets are creating confirmation bias.

  5. In the description you have “wether” and I don’t think a ram who has lost its manhood is what you were going for.

  6. The media right or left never challenge the candidates, there’s so many questions to ask them…

  7. @ CrashCourse – I was kind of hoping that you would have been able to do this in a non-paartizan way, but alas I suppose that is too much for you to do! But I must admit you did a very good job at sliding in your bias to make it almost undetectable by most that are uneducated or do not understand linguistics and how propaganda works.

    just my ten cents – no doubt I get a thousand bots to hate on this for questioning your preeminent status… ah irony.

  8. schools should be teaching about the media and what appropriate sources are good for gaining information on politics and other topics