Media Influence On All President's Men

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Everyone can agree that the media plays an important factor in American politics in one way or another. The political thriller All President’s Men, shows exactly how the media can influence politics in many different ways. All President’s Men was directed by Alan J. Pakula, and starred Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. The 1976 film centers around the infamous Watergate Scandal and focuses on two reporters from Washington Post who are trying to write a story on the group of men who attempted to break into the Democratic headquarters (“All President’s Men,” n.d). All President’s Men raises important points not only about the Watergate scandal but also on how the media influences politics through ideas such as the constitutional role of the media in the American political system, the role of the media in the Watergate scandal and resignation of President Nixon, and also the coverage by the Washington Post on the whole ordeal.
Since the beginning of our nation, media has had a huge impact on the political world.
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Despite this enormous influence, the exact Constitutional role of the media remains unclear because there is no filtering what can be published in the media. Also, media played a major role in the Watergate scandal and ultimately led to the resignation of President Nixon, which makes it safe to say that without the media coverage, the events would have played out very differently. Moreover, the coverage done by Washington Post was consistent and honest in the way they released information that were wrongly kept from the public, and set an example of great journalism. All in all, the media is present in the American political system in many forms and influences American politics in many