Mass Media & the Political Agenda. The Mass Media Today Politicians stage media events for the primary purpose of getting attention from the media. These events are artfully stage-managed to present the intended message.
The Great Communicator
60% presidential campaign spending is TV ads; 2/3 is negative.
Media Matters (looks for conservative bias)
Media Research Center (looks for liberal bias)
Proving Media Bias (5:53)
Former ABC News Boss on Bias (6:36)