6 June 2012
Washington Post National Economics Correspondent Michael Fletcher shared his thoughts on the media coverage of the world’s most high profile election at this special event. Fletcher, a former White House Correspondent covering both the Obama and Bush presidencies, appeared in conversation with ABC’s John Barron, who has reported on US presidential campaigns for the past two decades, to discuss the past, present and future of US media. How exactly does the media influence voter perceptions and preferences?
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