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“We Are Now The Commodity”  — A Look At The New Politico-Media Complex

“We Are Now The Commodity” — A Look At The New Politico-Media Complex

“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” George Orwell

Orwell’s quote rings true throughout history, especially as it relates to American politics. With the development of media technology, modern American presidents, as candidates, have adapted the electoral campaign changes necessary for political success. David L. Swanson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, refers to the politico-media complex as an interdependent relationship among three stakeholders: a country’s ruling class, a country’s media industry, and private interest groups.

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