Media Coverage and the Election: Did it Make any Difference?

9/21/2009; 89 minutes

CBS senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield discusses how the 2008 election was covered in the mainstream media, the full-throated emergence of new media (whose impact was real but vastly overrated), and how "real" events drove the outcome. He posits that this election, like many (but not all) past ones, was shaped by political factors that were largely outside the media's sphere of influence (#17094)

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