A democracy can only work effectively if the people voting have a clear view of what the politicians are doing. However, the problem arises when the information passes through the media. Most of the media in the UK, and all of the media in the US is not state-funded, so they inevitably do whatever they can to increase the number of people who see what they're saying, by 'hyping-up' the most mundane and insignificant 'controversies'. In the UK, no television or radio stations are allowed to show a bias towards a specific party, but I believe they can in the US, but in all/most countries, the newspapers and the internet are, and all media providers give 'comment' alongside the news. This distorts the information reaching the public, and essentially dictates to many people how to vote. I do not believe in press censorship, but I do think that the media has far too much power for something/someone which/who is unelected. Perhaps the best way to solve this would be to ensure that all forms of media must show all political stories without any bias, but keep the 'comment' in a seperate, clear section. What do you think?