For this threaded discussion, I want you to briefly answer my questions, to ask your peers a question, and to answer one of your peer’s
questions. You should feel free to do your own research to support your arguments. (Please be sure to post the link to any resources that you
You need to watch CONSTRUCTING PUBLIC OPINION: HOW POLITICIANS & THE MEDIA MISREPRESENT THE PUBLIC, FEATURING JUSTIN LEWIS
You also need to read the lecture and the readings for the topic “Media”
Then you need to answer Dr. Beznosov’s questions:
1) What “mismatch” does Lewis describe between the politics of large numbers of the people and the politics of their representatives? Why does
Lewis say that the use of polls in the United States is undemocratic? Isn’t this a contradiction? (no more than 300 words)
2) The first rule of journalism school is that reporters should remain objective. What forces get in the way of the objectivity of mainstream
media?? (no more than 300 words)?
You need to reflect on how your understanding of public opinion polls, and the relationship between media and politics.
You need to post your question to your peers that would be relevant to the issues
You need to respond to one of your peers’ questions (no more than 200 words)