Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, New York Times
quote: Your argument that media companies act as the channeling medium for this contest has merit, yet falls apart on the premise that because they are the medium, they dictate the politician’s choices. It’s not true that the media can magically determine how to present a politician to the people, so that he/she gets re-elected. Amount of exposure does not really translate directly into popularity. In the end it’s still the people who cast the votes.