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The 4th Branch of American Government??

Skepsikyma
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1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the new media and the people themselves at times.
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1/10/2015 8:28:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the news media and the people themselves at times.
"The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer's art"
- T. S. Eliot -
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1/10/2015 9:13:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

It's the bureaucracy. That's what political scientists say the 4th branch is.
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1/10/2015 9:29:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

What Clovis said.
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1/10/2015 9:48:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 8:28:10 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the news media and the people themselves at times.

I have heard it applied to the people of the united states more or less as an addition to the first 3 branches. Trying to state the people of america are also part of the government system, and needs to also act in the check and balance system. As for media I have only heard about the 3rd estate or 4th estate, not a branch.