To begin this blog post I had to complete more google searching in what ideology means. This article created confusion for me as I felt like there was no real definition for what this word means. Although I had read this article I'm still confused as to what the whole meaning and sense of this article is. I did some researching and I found out that ideology means a set of ideas, goals and actions. "Ideologies are systems of abstract thought applied to public matters and thus make this concept central to politics. Every political or economic tendencey entails an ideology whether or not it is an explicit system of thought". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideology
So basically ideology revovles around the media and politics. While reading the article I found a few quotes that some what clarifies the meaning.
1. "Virtually all forms of mass media- radio, television, movies, music, and the internet are standard targets, attacked by politicians from different political perspectives who have t=little doubt that the media are ideological, selling certain messages and worldviews" (161).
2. " Media sell both products and ideas both personalities and worldviews" (161).
3. " The ideological work lies in the patterns within the media texts. Ideas and attitudes that are routinely included in media become part of the legitimate public debate about issues". (163).
These quotes somewhat clarify my confusion.
After reading the whole article I'm still confused as what ideology means. I would like to learn more about it and how it comes in place in the media and politically.