Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The government and its ties to the mass media

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The government and its ties to the mass media

The great media also depend on the government for more general policy
support. All business firms are interested in business taxes, interest
labor policies, and enforcement and nonenforcement of the antitrust
laws. (12)

It seems to me that everything is a business, and business relys on money to survive. When it comes down to it in order to advertise or gain any type of exposure you needs money to work. And whoever has the most money is going to have the most advertising time, the most exposure, and the more money coming back to them. In order to have a successful business besides money you also need protection, not only from other businesses, but also as a backup or sense of knowing that the business is safe. And what better way to get that feeling is to use the government, with the government behind you how are you going to fail. The large businesses strive on the help of the government to succeed. There is a filter that is used when considered a dominant business, most who are very wealthy to begin with. The government is an important memeber of the business world and plays a major role in who and what gets put into the mass media.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

The government shapes legislation, regulations, and tax policies that directly affect the ability of media corporations to maintain their profitability.

This makes it hard for the media to act as a real watchdog on power, when real criticism could result in some form of direct or indirect retaliation.

What of the relationship between the major media and other types of corporations?

2/10/2008 11:46 PM  

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