The Best and Worst of Americas Presidents Throughout U.S history there have been many good presidents and also many bad presidents. I believe that presidents should be graded on how they handle the economy, foreign policy, and equal rights. From our first president to our current president those I believe are the three most important grading points. A good economy is very important because it gives people a better living by giving them job opportunities and a way for people to make money. Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States.
However, it was Blair that truly started the media frenzy surrounding Prime Ministerial candidates around the general election. He used to his likeable personality and charismatic speeches to sway the public into voting for a local MP that they might know nothing about. Tony Blair made the public feel as if they were voting in a Prime Minister as opposed to a local
What are the sources of the Prime Minister’s power? 10 marks The media is an important source of power for the UK prime minister, as it helps to formulate the public’s opinion, therefore affecting the outcome of a general election. This has been the case since around the 1960’s and the development of television and since then the prime minister, as an individual, is always in the public eye. The media can have either a positive or negative affect on a Prime Minister’s popularity, for example, Gordon Brown was recorded calling a loyal Labour voting woman a bigot in the run up to the 2010 election, and this combined with his already poor media image brought his opinion poll ratings down to just 19% in April 2010. However there are cases in which the media has had positive effects on a Prime Minister’s popularity, such as “The Sun”, which, notably, turned its bias towards Tony Blair and the Labour party before their large win of 1997.
Jerrod Coulter Ap Gov Pd.8 PAC’S are groups of people or companies who are likeminded forming political committees to fund certain political purposes. These PAC’s are perfectly legal however they are undermining our government by swaying political leaders to lean towards protecting their interest in return for more money. In this way the roles that these groups fill is no more than to slow down and distort our political process for their own agenda. I argue that PAC’s are the biggest threat to our Republic’s democratic process currently. Big oil and coal is major political influence in America and it’s very evident, very recently at a meeting of the United States house committee of science, space, and technology.
Since the 1960’s, the television has been influential in the United States presidential elections. Visuals shown on television tend to have a negative impact on who is selected during elections. For instance, Television affects who is elected by moving candidates from pursuing issues to pursuing images. In other words, television causes people to look more on a candidate’s physical features and social status other than the literal issues they plan to fix as President. Consequently, this is caused because television restores the feeling of direct contact within our society which causes people to feel like they know their Presidents and therefore cause elections to be in favor of the candidate with the most admiration from the community.
News corporations attract viewers’ attention in order to make money, basically benefiting themselves. Networks attract viewers to increase ratings, so that when they would get more advertisers, meaning more profit that they will obtain. News bias make audiences reflect upon the truth of the stories that are being portrayed. There are several deception stories in which the News denied on releasing these types of stories, but in truth, they really are exaggerated perspectives of their own. TV news simply reflects only on one side of the story, and leaves the viewer the other side of the story untold; this is the reason why TV news is biased.
“The Rebirth of Patronage: Have We Come Full Circle” Feeney and Kingsley (2008) states,“Patronage can be narrowly defined as the power to make appointments and distribute government jobs, especially for political advantage, but its social implications are much broader” (p. 167). Patronage can be used as an advantage for politicians who are running for any political office in order to win potential votes for their campaign. Most politicians are knownfor using different tactics like offering jobs, health care, and other issues that appeal to citizens. Will patronage divide or unite the United States? Patronage can have positive or negative effects on the United States while the merit system is against patronage and the spoils system is in
In presidential elections people vote for or against a president and this vote is formed from a variety of influences specifically the words of other people. Peers debate amongst one another when making a large decision like determining the nation’s next president. Their choice of words must be persuasive and supported with factual information, otherwise the opposing side will not be persuaded. The candidates work hard to build up a strong influential appearance, yet a slip of words or a minor reaction to an incident can destroy their reputation in seconds. It is easy for society to slander another person’s name; these same words have the potential to influence the outcome of a future generation.
The obvious downside to the medias role in our political endeavors, is the continuos bias that it portrays, the high cost to run any sort of political or public directive, and that they simply operate under the initiative of proﬁt. The amount of money required to reach citizens with political messages has spiraled upward and now dominates political campaigns. Television formats favor short, emotional appeals over reasoned, thoughtful debate. Typical claims of liberal or conservative bias are most often in the eyes of the beholder, however the levels of managed news, spin and journalistic punditry feed these perceptions of bias in the news. As a result, the deeper biases reﬂected in sensationalism often leave citizens confused about issues which forces them to deconstruct this alternately managed and frenzied news in order to make sound judgements about their society and government.
Every little viewpoint or taughts that the candidate has can be published on a blog or put in a television commercial. The presidential election is basically a popularity vote rather then what they are going to do for us it’s like this because of the media and how easy it is for anyone to say what they want about anyone people are stupid enough to believe everything they see on the internet. Back when the internet wasn’t around the presidential election had to be won by good speeches and an actual way to fix the problems that we had. Now a day’s all you need is a good face and know how to avoid answering the question but make it seem like you did. The media also can bash and destroy your name in politics every little insignificant thing you do is writing about twenty four seven.