Questions tagged [media]

Questions related the political impact the media has (may it be an independent media outlet, or the mainstream media), or the general consensus the media has on a political topic.

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Where do news outlets and Google get their election & primary results?

I suspect from the states' Websites - I know California has one.
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News aggregate service based on reasonable importance [closed]

I'm looking for a news site that gives a reasonable representation of the actual important events going on in the world as a whole. All of my current news sources, even relatively respectable ones ...
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Why is Russia Today largely unsympathetic to Muslims in western countries?

I don't read much Russia Today, but some of its articles aren't very sympathetic to Muslims living in western countries. (There may be better examples, but this article cites Breitbart and is roughly ...
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Quantification of media interest in particular political subjects

I know there is a field of quantitative political science, but I am wondering if there are any commercial or quasi-commercial (amateur) efforts to just tally up how many articles or notices are ...
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Is infowars a credible source for political news? [closed]

As a source for news, how credible is infowars? If you think it is not credible, can you please provide an example which illustrates it being untrustworthy (i.e. provide a claim made by alex jones ...
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How are news made in western mainstream media? [closed]

I was wondering how news are made in the mainstream media like BBC, EuroNews, Fox, CNN etc. Who decides what event makes it to be reported? Recently, I read an article , which stated that in 1983, 90%...
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Former US vice presidents criticizing incumbents

There seems to be an unwritten rule in modern US politics that former presidents generally stay out of politics, and in particular refrain from publicly criticizing the incumbent. Former Vice ...
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Is it common in democratic world for political parties to own newspapers and TV channels?

In Poland, the biggest opposition party directly owns newspaper, TV channel, and indirectly donate money to few others media. I don't think it is common situation in democratic world, is it? I could ...
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Does the media influence how voters vote in elections?

Do the mainstream media pander towards the political perspectives of their target audience, or do they attempt to influence their readers' votes towards specific political parties? I am especially ...
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How objectively do Western and Eastern media report about the current Ukraine crisis?

I'm sure this is not an easy question, but one that I feel is important. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis with the Crimean crisis, I've often often heart people from Russia saying things about ...
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In the US, is there a documentable difference in musical genre preference between Democrats and Republicans?

As far as I know, political parties favour some music genres more than others to sell their outlook and policies. Or at least I never heard classical music or death metal being used. Which music ...
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How could the Ukrainian rebels get SAMs?

I know this counts as geopolitics(or maybe skeptics), but The US and Svobda have claimed that Malaysia flight MH17 was shot down by rebels. After reading This question in Travel Stack Exchange, I now ...
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What legally constitutes character assassination in the US?

Recent examples: the GQ interview with Phil Robertson, that got him fired from A&E's Duck Dynasty, or the George Zimmerman 911 call that was edited, and that edit made him appear racist. ...
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Ideology in the Media [closed]

It's been quite some time since Edward Henry, a former White House correspondent for CNN, moved to Fox News, which is considered by many to be a conservative network. Does this in any way reflect a ...
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In the U.S., is there evidence to suggest that the average voter is better informed than in the past?

In the U.S., is there evidence to suggest that the average voter is better informed than in the past? I ask because, while there may be more information available, that not necessarily translate in ...
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Are people more likely to seek out news sources they agree with?

Anecdotal evidence certainly suggests that people are more comfortable hearing politically controversial information from sources they already agree with. Such is the business model of MSNBC on the ...

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