The content of mainstream television these days is by and large determined by the conservative political agenda. This phenomenon is at its most visible in the United States and somewhat mellowed down in other advanced societies of Western Europe. Needless to say, developing and under-developed nations have poor freedom of expression in mediums such as television and print journalism. In the three weeks of attentive television watching, I focused on the news station CNN. The continuous watching and analysis of the programs, some overarching themes and operational frameworks for news content are discernible to me. The following passages will outlay the same.
One of the dominant issues dealt with by CNN are American politics, with the date of elections to the Senate getting nearer. Although the panel discussions centered on politics do not treat overtly religious themes, there are many instances of religious connotations and symbolisms. It appeared to me that, without any . . . Read More