1. What changes in the political economy of the media have taken place according to Bennett and how have these changes undermined the credibility of the news? Should the public be concerned about these changes in relation to the vitality of the public sphere and democratic practices?
2. How is critical thinking related to the Enlightenment and the emergence of the public sphere and bourgeois democracies? Provide hypothetical examples of three fallacies that could be used in politically misleading ways by hypothetical political candidates. Be sure to name and define each fallacy.