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Money, Media, and Political Power

            The United States of America is the most powerful country in the world. A Democracy made up of patriotic hard working citizens. This is what we want other countries to view us as being, but is that really what we are? Is it possible that everyone else in the world views the greatest country in the world as the money hungry media monster that it really is? If this is the case then why are we as American's so blind to what we are when everyone else can see it? This paper will discuss how the American government uses their money and the media to their advantage to keep Americans oblivious to where their money and their votes are really going.
             Every morning before the hard working citizens of the United States of America get into their over priced vehicles, filled with over priced gasoline, to go to their jobs all day in order to support themselves and their families, they usually turn on the television or open up their morning newspaper in order to find out the happenings of their community, country, and the world. What many of them do not know is that everything that is being said or written in the news is the same thing that every other American is going to hear or read that same morning. The news the same everywhere? How can that be? "Media omissions, distortion, inaccuracy and bias in the US is something acknowledged by many outside the USA, and is slowly realized more and more inside the US. However, due to those very same omissions, distortion, inaccuracy and the bias in the US mainstream media, it is difficult for the average American citizen to obtain an open, objective view of many of the issues that involve the United States" (Anup Shah). Conglomerate companies all use the same news headlines that way Americans will all have the same information pumped into their heads. And the government approved all of these news stories before they could even be run on television or in newspapers.

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