Friday, May 23, 2008

Media and Popular Opinion

This is in some ways a response to my last post, but even so, it stands well on its own. The video above raises some interesting points about the power of modern media to influence popular opinion in this nation. I'm still perturbed that Dr. Ron Paul has received as little attention in mainstream news as he has thus far. However, the dangers of being on the wrong side of the Media can be seen almost as clearly in the ongoing struggle between Senators Obama and Clinton. The comparison of Google Trends data and number of hits on YouTube! for various candidates does provide some interesting numbers to consider. A good Google Trends search here shows all of them together and restricted to searches from the US, within the last twelve months.

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