International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

THE MEDIA, POLITICS, AND IDEOLOGY: A CRITICAL-ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVE
Mary L. Rucker

Abstract
This paper uses the four functions of ideology (representation, political contradictions, reification, and hegemony) to undergird my analysis and to discuss them in relation to our current political spectacle and the media’s influence on ideology. Since the communication literature is devoid of a critical analysis of the media and politics and the way ideology consumes ordinary citizens in everyday life, this paper extends the political communication literature to include a critical analysis of the media and politics.

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