We're in the Money

Powers, William
April 2007
National Journal;4/7/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 14, p49
The author reflects on emphasis given by the mass media on the campaign funds raised by presidential candidates for the 2008 election in the U.S. He believes that the notion of the media that politics is all about money is a sign of corruption. He argues that campaign funds should not be a basis that the candidate will win or lose in the election. He cites the reasons why the media publicized campaign funds.


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