Post-Election..... Where do you think all the media attention will shift to now?

@James72 (26829)
Australia
October 29, 2008 2:23am CST
Thankfully in one week the election's will come to a head and a new US President will be chosen. Thus ends months and months of media frenzy, spin doctoring, controversies, interviews with the neighbour of Palin's hairdresser and all that crap you would think! The question I have though is regarding where the media attention will now shift to once all of this has concluded? Will we be stuck with a continuing barrage as per usual and until such time as Bush leaves office in the New Year? Or do you think we may finally receive a breath of fresh air and have the media go off on some new tangent? For sure we will have a post-election break-down for some time afterwards but what next? Where or what areas do you think the media focus will shift to AFTER the election?
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
29 Oct 08
So, you want figure out this now? No way you can get a breather James, I mean, not so soon. I think the media will not shift attention. It will have its own sweet sessions of the postmortem of the elections. So this will go on till it gets another scoop. So you will have to bear this until the next breaking news. BTW, Sarah Pain is a hottie!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
There will be significant attention continuing I feel until Bush leaves the White House in the New Year. We will have post election analysis and of course an entire break-down of the winner and loser campaigns to be informed where they went right and where they went wrong etc. The circus will continue for sure, the question though is for how much longer will it be the MAIN focus as it is now? And if not, will the media shift become just as gung-ho towards the globak economy, or will it be Iraq/Afghanistan; or maybe even Russia and Iran. It will be interesting to see what will happen in this regard as we have had this election focus for so long now! Thanks for the response mimpi and I am happy to see you feel so strongly about Palin's appearance.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
29 Oct 08
We can only speculate. I would rather want media to cover the issues of global economy tumble or how the Wars affecting the conservation and global warming thing...But I am sure they will still find another circus show to materialize on. Sadly, people buy those stuffs!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
Sad but true mimpi. All of these world affairs will be tied in to the new President in every which way possible for sure. Sensationalism is always the flavour of the day when it comes to news and if there is any spin whatsoever to be found, they'll find it!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
29 Oct 08
What's the matter, James? Your tabloid magazines are focusing more on the politics rather than which wannabe celebrity got photographed without her underwear? I think you started this discussion because you want some more gossip material. Maybe the media will focus on suspicious activities that happened during the election thus implying that the presidential winner cheated on his way to the White House. Or they would suddenly find someone who could almost confirm that yes, the world is going to end in 2010.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
I haven't travelled out of the country for the last two months SaintAnne so have not been able to stock up on the gossip mags unfortunately. It's interesting to see though how CNN has become a quasi TMZ thanks to the elections! No doubt we will be bombarded with even more post-election crap for the forseeable future at least, I just hope it is with less intensity than before is all. Thanks for responding; and by the way according to the Mayan calendar the world is gonna end in 2012 and NOT 2010.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
30 Oct 08
See, now it's starting. This whole deal with the world is going to end. One media person getting a hold of this myLot comment and we'll have people packing their belongings and heading to wherever they think may be safe.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
Seriously though SaintAnne, the Mayan Calendar angle is by far one of the most credible. I am not suggesting that the world will indeed and in 2012 but the Mayan Calendar has been used for thousands of years and has been noted for it's remarkable accuracy and is STILL referred to and checked against today. It has even shown constellations etc in advance that have proven themselves to be 100% accurate. Their calendar ends abruptly in 2012!
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
29 Oct 08
James, although I have been following the election tosome extent, i guess my knowledge on this front is a little limited. But what i can say that after seeing all the controverises,allegations spin doctoring, that it is dying down. The economic situation has started taking the forefront and as this does not seem to be getting any better, the focus of media has already gone that way and will continue to be so. How the New President handles this will something that the media will be greatly interested in.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
I have been following this to some extent as well but not fervently. I have to agree with you that the settling in of a new President will take most of the media focus initially but I am not so sure about the negative media dying down! The last few weeks before an election is usually when this type of angle gains considerable momentum because decision time is drawing so near. The economy is certainly taking centre stage here but I am sure that many voters are not as well informed as others and will vote with emotion mainly. These are the ones that will lap up the negativity. I am very interested to see how this all pans out and am also so grateful that the time has finally come! It has been a long and drawn out affair. Thanks for the response alok.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
29 Oct 08
Upto the point that the election results are out, one will see a lot of media attention there. But i think the outcome and the winner will also have a lot of attention , especially if it is Obama. I think the media will also very closely monitor and react to every situation and how he handles it. How his wife adjusts to the White house and a lot of attention on the first Afro american to become the president and so on. This added to the economic siutation and i think the media has a lot to write about.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
Yes, it does seem that we will be hearing a LOT more about all of this for a long time to come. It's amazing how such a significant amount of hype can be created around politics like this with a majority of the hype having little to do with the core politics at all! lol.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I think the focus will still be on politics - what the outgoing president is doing and what the incoming president is going to do. It seems like the minute someone is elected, they then become the target of all negative media no matter how much a particular source supported them during the election.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
Oh yay! lol. I would have to agree newtondak. I just hope that it is done with nowhere near the same level of intensity that we have been seeing for the last six months or so. Thanks for the response.