What is Lippman's Triangular Relationship? Describe the three points
Public affairs: things in the environment that you interact with
Public opinion: things that goes on inside your head, an idea (needs,wants)
Public Opinion (capitalized): putting those visions into action
All of these external limitations effect how the flow of info is further filtered by the preconceptions and prejudices which interpret them then take those into a action
What is mean by a "pseudo - environment"
reality is too big and too complex to process so we create a "Perceptual - Screen" (filter) that we use to process reality. It is made out of fiction
Factors that limit access to facts
Artificial censorship: event, something, or someone blocking us from getting information. ex) media. It distorts reality and compresses events and information -> thus we are unable to get the entire story
time of day: availability
social circles: we only associate those with agreeable and similar opinons
Feels that a representative gov't can't work unless there is an expert/independent organization to provide political leaders w/ facts to make those decisions.
Media is unfit for the job because they are for profit.