If the media had been on the job during the 2000 election, for example, if they had reported what was actually going on and reported it with all due emphasis and repetitiousness kept on the story day after day…I don’t mean the occasional piece on page ten of the new York Times I mean appropriate coverage where you follow the scandal if that had happened Bush/Cheney wouldn’t be in the White House today because they weren’t elected.
The 3rd leading source of revenue for the media, broadcast media, happens to be political ads. So if you’re a politician the only way you get heard is with ads. In 1981 the media was getting 80 million dollars from political campaigns for ads. Today…in the last campaign they got a billion dollars. That’s why you’ve gotta’ have millions of dollars to run for office as a politician.