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Can there be a fair election when the media takes part in the election process?

I find that there are some serious issues in how the media covers election candidate.

Should something be done to prevent the media from giving free coverage and free PR to certain Candidates while other candidates have to pay for such coverage?

That is just one aspect of how media bias might create an unfair election process.

The democratic process is one that America spreads, it is our answer to most problems we encounter, but have we become hypocrites in allowing the media to become so callus and bias in their coverage that they begin to subvert the truth by allowing lies to become thought of as truth.

When you see on TV producers that have teleprompters and bobble heads that have to read garbage that producers trot out like it is some kind of truth when in fact it is nothing but lies and steaming piles of trash.  It used to be that people were not very educated, back in the 1950s the number of people who could read was much lower than it is now, and the number of people who have internet access and get their new online has increased at a very large margin. 

So, the real question here is this, why have we allowed the media to attempt control what we see and what we hear?

Because for the most part people are just not that stupid, yet we have the media that continues to try to influence what happens and why certain candidates get favorable coverage?  

In a world where candidates have to report every dime they raise in campaign contributions, should it not also be the policy of the law to report all the “free” publicity, they receive as income?

Should congress begin to regulate the media?

I am sure the media would be against this and it is a real problem, because where do you stop, what happens when you have congress deciding what is free speech and what is not, then you have even more problems.

Still we need some serious control over what is becoming something that could cause the election process to become a joke.  Imagine what might happen if everyone in the world began to understand that the media in the US was allegedly corrupt? 

What would be the consequence?

The answer may not be an easy one but it is a problem that we must find an answer to.

 If the media has stopped reporting on the news, and has now joined in the electoral process as no longer a reporting agency but a participant, then we must find a way to stop them from taking over the process.

We need to restore the faith that the public used to have in the media…

People used to depend on the news for what we knew for what we understood, for our future…
Now it has become something less, something different, something that is not what we want.