Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest of them all?

Or in other words, the power of the media in political and public relations

Le Monde of November 5th has an interesting article (that I can’t actually find online) on how Obama’s campaign inspired Mr. Sarkozy’s counsellors. The reason this draws my attention is because for quite a while now I have been interested in the link that exists between the mass media and politics. In my undergraduate dissertation, I tried to prove that the reason Jean-Marie Le Pen had managed to reach the second round of the French presidential election in 2002 was because of media coverage and the effect it had on the voters.