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#11 First you have to Know the Media. Who are they??

Russell A. Castro Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice Southeastern Louisiana University, proposed the Elite Model for American politics in which he states:
The Elite Model argues that power within society is highly concentrated.  The Elite Model posits THREE levels of power in American society:
1) the power-elite (extremely powerful) 2) the government (powerful) 3) the mass public (relatively powerless).  
Less than 1% of the U.S population own approximately 85% of the nations “income-producing-wealth.”
(Diana Kendall 1999, Sociology in Our Times)
The top 400 households in the United States earned over 1% of the total income paid out to the ENTIRE U.S national population of 280 MILLION people. (New York Times 2003)
The tiny “Power-Elite” class control:  Energy (Oil, Natural Gas, and other energy technologies). Banking & Investment Securities.  Insurance (life/health, property, & commercial). Transportation (Automobile, Aircraft, and Sea Vessel production & sales + the air-travel and transport businesses). Pharmaceuticals.  Commercial Food Production. The Mass Media (TV, Radio, & Entertainment).
THE ELITE MODEL: Summarized In this way, candidates selected (through economic support) by the elite compete in elections arranged and driven by organizations supported by the elite (political parties) and are voted into office (and thus,  made legitimate) by the mass-public, who get all of their information about the social world (and about politics) from the mass media, which is dominated and controlled by the elite.

To be the U.S president you need huge funds to succeed in getting the job.  Basically this model argues that to get this money you are owned by corporations who own virtually everything.  Wihout them you cannot get the job.

How many people bother with voting?    In the 2000 Elections in the U.S,  G. Bush 50,456,002 votes  47.87%,  A. Gore 50,999,897 votes 48.38%.  Out of a voting Population of 206,000,000 where the best personality wins.  Where are the rest of the voters?  Apathy.  A lot of people don't care and the same in the U.K with turnouts of 60% for a National election.  When people have the vote there is nothing to protest about and the see-saw of the parties to power is just a stupid game to cover who really is in charge.  And just look at the similarity in the figures for these two candidates!!  Nearly 50% of the voters didn't get their way.  But because this is the system they just say O.K.

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media

We are not against the western media, but against the lies and fabricated stories in the media.
We are not against the western people, but against the prejudice from the western society.

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On the separate issue of US elections: while most people believe in some version of the elite model, it doesn't ever produce empirical supports and must be dismissed by thinking people for that reason. The greatest reason why wealth and politics goes together so well in the US is that most politicians were lawyers before turning to politics and lawyers are well-paid. The second reason is that the US is very good at making use of talent; anyone who has the skills necessary to be a politician--good negotiation, the ability to relate to people, understanding of complex issues and the ability to "close the deal"--has the skills necessary to be wealthy as well.
"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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On the day of the Lhasa Riots (March 14, 2008), there is evidence of media fabrication by CNN.

The videotape presented by CNN in its News Report on the 14th of March (1.00pm EST) was manipulated.  

VIDEO: Tibet monks protest against Chinese rulers (CNN, March 14, 2008)
Thereport presented by CNN's Beijing Correspondent John Vause focussed onthe Tibet protests in Gansu province and in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.
What was shown, however, was a videotape of the Tibet protest movement in India.
Viewerswere led to believe that the protests were in China and that the Indianpolice shown in the videotape were Chinese cops.

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#18

Do have some facts?
The whole of Africa or specific countries?
What about countries outside of Africa?
Can you quote a sample?
Or is this schemata?

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#19

What about actors?   

They make good presidents and statesmen.

They are not lawyers, but they are highly paid.

Good at imitating someone or something.  Definitely.

They have even been known to get Oscars for their imitation of crooks.

Coincidence?

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