What strategies are used for evaluating campaigns? (S.I.D.E.)
S eparating Fact or Opinion I dentifying Propaganda D etecting Bias E valuating Sources
Name any three out of the five persuasive techniques and describe what each means.
1. Name calling or innuendo (mud-slinging) – Someone who is negative or says bad things about another candidate 2. Glittering generalities or card stacking – Makes general statements that don’t specifically answer and questions or solve any problems. 3. Bandwagon – Support for a candidate because of another person or a group of people support them. 4. Endorsement / Testimonial – A well known person supporting a candidate / someone who gives examples of good things a candidate has done. 5. Plain Folk – Candidate acts like a normal, everyday citizen who is just like everyone else.
What are the four ways media play an important role in politics?
1. Identifying candidates 2. Emphasizing selected issues 3. Writing editorials, cartoons, and publishing “op-ed” pieces 4. Broadcasting different points of view
What is a group of voters with similar ideas for government who support candidates?
What is the difference between hard and soft money?
Hard money is traceable and an individual can give only up to $1000 to a candidate. There are few limits on soft money where an individual can give an unlimited amount to a Political Action Committee.