This could be one reason why the American President can only stay in power for two terms. If the ministers surrounding the PM cannot take collective responsibility for their decisions then it is easy for not only the public but your opposition to place blame for a particular issue on the PM’s head. Thus creating a great deal of ill will towards that PM over time. Thatcher’s ‘sofa cabinet’ has been an idea carried on by Blair and Cameron as both tend to surround themselves with advisors of their own choosing as opposed to the cabinet ministers, acting very independently. However, it was Blair that truly started the media frenzy surrounding Prime Ministerial candidates around the general election.
English 110 Grossmont college Cindi Harris Rhetorical Précis and Response Elizabeth Thoman in the article, “Rise of the Image Culture: Reimagining the American Dream,” argues that television advertising has created a new American Dream that is based on consumerism. Thoman supports her argument by showing that Americans have always sought after a dream, explaining that television advertising has shaped and defined us to be materialistic, and explaining that television advertising teaches how to think. The author’s purpose is to inform us of everything that our advertisements are doing to our dreams so that we will be abele to try to avoid all the media’s dreams, and have our own dreams. The author writes in a formal tone to the readers of Media & Values magazine. There are two types of evidence used in this article, allusion and expert authority.
Propaganda Miguel Guzman Have you ever wondered what propaganda means? Propaganda are posters, cartoon pictures, radio, newspapers, and etc that bring information or rumors to the public. They also try to persuade people into agreeing to or joining certain occurring events or problems in life. Propaganda is made for certain audiences during the occurring event. For example, presidents use propaganda to encourage people to vote for a certain democracy being republicans or democrats in the U.S.
Annalisa Clark ENGL 111 Sanders September 22, 2013 Rhetorical Analysis In Ronald Reagan’s 1964 speech entitled “A Time For Choosing”, rhetoric is used in attempt to persuade the audience that the government is beginning to have all control over our lives, and change is necessary for the good of their children. Rhetoric being, Ethos, Pathos and Logos are used in attempt to persuade and many times appease an audience. Reagan uses all three in order to succeed in his goal of persuasion. At the time of this speech, Ronald Reagan was merely an actor and an ambassador for the Republican Party, but his respect among the party was quite vast. He often did speeches at the Republican National Convention and at various presidential campaigns.
For example an agreement with three competing television transmission standards who had wrangling. Every nation decides to choose one of the three television transmission and the problem will be helped. So when the NO’s start to built their own technical capabilities, the PD’s (product development) often became a function of local market conditions. So you had the Philips of Canada develop the first color TV. The Philips of Australia the first stereo TV and the Philips of the UK created the first TV’s with teletext.
Printing news differs because the visuals are flat, has more text to read on, and actually provides more important news. In the novel written by Postman and Powers, “How to Watch TV News,” it talks about how the TV stations just simply want to make profit for their own benefits by creating “their” input in the stories. TV news does capture the audiences in watching because it consists of moving pictures, gossips about celebrities, and is actually a “theatre” of news than an information source. The novel also states that at random and unneeded times; the news would just talk about the celebrities’ lives, such as Britney Spears or Oprah. There is several important news that needs to be heard and seen, but the TV news wants to bring in more audiences.
It is in a democratic nation however, that mass media plays a highly important role: Chomsky goes as far as to liken the relationship between democracy and propaganda to that of violence and dictatorship. Thus implying not only that democracy is negatively associated with the use of propaganda, but that it is reliant on it: “The quality of a democracy now depends upon the information they (the media) provide” (Justin Lewis, “The Myth of the Liberal Media”). Free press is generally viewed as an element of a society free to discuss and change issues that people feel are important. This assumption overlooks the vital elements of mass media: encoding and decoding. The propaganda model focuses on who creates mass media, who decides what is 'news worthy' and- most importantly- why.
Assess the role of media in politics What is the actual role of the media? Television, newspapers, radio and internet are all forms of media that are used by politicians to put news and views across. The question that is raised however is, what is the media’s role within the political field which leads onto a question of influence. The Sun ran the headline "If Kinnock wins today will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights" (1992, p1), two day later it ran the headline ‘It’s The Sun wot won it’ (1992, p1). This then makes us think that maybe the media and politicians see each other’s roles differently.
‘If it isn’t broken don’t fix it.’ Discuss with reference to the electoral systems used for national elections in the UK and USA. The first past the post systems used in both the USA and the UK unquestionably have the potential to produce election results that are not representative of the break down of total votes in an election, providing results that don’t reflect voter wishes. One may argue that the electoral systems used in both the USA and UK marginalize minorities, causes wasted, insignificant votes and promote voter apathy. However despite the numerous criticisms of first past the post it has continued to be the system in place to decide the President in the USA and dictate which party forms government, and thus which party leader becomes Prime Minister in the UK, suggesting the system has its advantages. Proponents of the UK and US voting methods also often cite the lack of a credible alternative as a reason for the retention of the current systems.
If an individual does not vote, then that individual cannot argue or comment on the outcome of what our politicians do. Even though voting just seems to take up a brief moment of time, it is the most effective way to voice our opinion and choice for all decisions made by our government. America needs to change if America aspires to become a better country. One of the most important rights of an American Citizen is the right to vote. One thing I like about America is that America is a place where one can debate and discuss issues.