Should the media provide free advertising in political campaigns?

by tyankee7 on September 24, 2012

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Question by Jennifer B: Should the media provide free advertising in political campaigns?
What sources do you all have on campaign finance?
What websites besides opensecrets could I visit to find out more about campaign finance including the media?

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Answer by Formula 1

What do you think? Answer below!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarge September 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

Why shouldn’t they get paid, there is no free lunch.

The Say What! Guy September 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

i think youre drunk

Godly Reality Check September 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

Media corporations are private institutions. Some may actually give free political advertising, but I kind of doubt it. Either way they are getting something back in the end I am sure.

Media was once created as a political watch dog… So back like 60 years ago when there wasn’t such a filthy divide there probably was free advertising and air time.

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Michael A September 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Don’t worry. Let one of our Presidential candidates say the wrong thing and they get plenty of free advertising from media as in “Another One Bites the Dust.” Right now Senators Clinton and Obama around 56 million and Sen. John McCain has to work? Well, they have the debates which front runners dodge until “crunch time.” Media is watching, waiting, making money and they are not into freebies. Same as candidates.

REFORM! September 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Hell yes. Its the only way we are going to get money out of politics. I think Americans have paid the bill in blood so we can have a free press, its time for the press to pay Americans by giving the country back to all the people, not just the rich people.

berge70 September 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

No, they are a business and are entitled to make a profit. I think the rates are probably too high.

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