Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday Talk Shows

We spoke briefly on how politicians try to manipulate the media and the public by using certain key terms to frame controversial issues. If you watched the Sunday news shows this week, you can see this phenomenon in action. Republican Congressmen like Sen. DeMint (R-SC) tried to redefine the Stimulus Package in negative terms, as a "government spending plan."

While TalkingPointsMemo certainly has a leftward slant, this roundup of the Sunday shows does a good job of portraying the partisan parrying.

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