Politics and the Media

The media often reflects or comments on the current political atmosphere. Have politics always been a part of popular media, or is the media becoming more political as polarization in the country increases? One could compare how politics were portrayed in the media in the past, or how political orientations and debates enter today’s most popular TV shows and films. What happens when popular media becomes political? Does everyone’s voices get heard, or do certain political trends dominate the media market at certain times?

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