Does Money influence the news?

This post was written by marc on October 20, 2010
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

As we all know the Supreme Court changed the rules this year so the corporations can give unlimited money anonymously helping Republicans who are more than willing to do what the corporations want. We saw that a few years ago when Republican House Minority Leader John Boehnor was passing out checks from the tobacco industry on the floor of Congress during a vote.

But does all these hundreds of millions of dollars affect news coverage? Of course it does. The Republicans don’t just buy an even amount of political ads everywhere. They buy ads more where the news says they are going to win. If the news show says they are going to lose then they don’t get the Republican ad money. So of course the producers are going to put people on who are going to say the Republicans are going to win. When was the last time you saw James Carville or Paul Begala on the air? The Republicans don’t even have to say to slant the news in their favor because the news media already knows what to do. All they have to do is show the money.

Think about it. The Republicans are now running candidate who are nuttier than a fruitcake. These people make Bush look like a genius – and we’re going to elect them to run America? That’s the narrative that the news media wants us to believe. So when you listen to the news media ask yourself, “Is the news media really that stupid or is it the money talking. It’s the money talking! The news media is merely the money’s voice. That’s how it really works!

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