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television's impacts on politics

Consider the state of politics today. Discuss why you think that the advent of television has enhanced or hurt society's ability to impact political leaders.

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First of all, as you debate this interesting topic, I strongly argue that television has definitely enhanced society's ability to impact political leaders due to the increased exposure and the intimate unveilings and connections that the media have facilitated into citizens' lives due to television. One study further questions, "you have to wonder how political campaigns were run before there was a television set in every home in America. If you lived in a remote area, would you have known what a candidate looked like" (http://www.progressiveu.org/204016-has-television-changed-politics). I agree that television has transformed and strengthen the public/politics connection. What do you think about this correlation?

Beyond that, I also think the mere fact that television captivates, shows, and exposes the candidates as real people ...

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I strongly argue that television has definitely enhanced society's ability to impact political leaders due to the increased exposure and the intimate unveilings and connections that the media have facilitated into citizens' lives due to television.

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