9/11 And The Influence Of Fox News

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Fox News is one of the most famous channels in America with millions of viewers. Since 1996 when you and Roger Ailes started the news channel, it has been growing fast and furiously over two decades. It has served as a great media for American audience with its quality news report and extensive coverage of information during the time of controversies. However, Fox New Channel has been accused for biased reporting and delivering one-sided political opinion over the years, too. For a news channel, having a bad reputation for biased content is critical to its credibility. As The New York Times pointed out, your channel has broadcasted Mitt Romney’s speech for more than two hours while Obama’s speech was only thirty minutes, and your confidence …show more content…

The terrorist attack is aimed to create fear and intimidation, and it is rapidly increasing with the advent of ISIS. The most well-known and brutal terrorist attack was 9/11, and the overall reaction to the terror has drastically changed after the event. The impact was strong and long lasting. Even the daily life, art, music, and politics have been widely influenced by the fear and resentment. Consequently, public, especially Americans immediately connect the word ‘terror’ with the emotion and experience of 9/11. However, the Fox News seems to be using the word more than other news channel. For example, when I searched ‘shooting’ on Fox News website, I found 36,457 results, and most of them happened in the U.S., but I found 43,007 while most of the incidents happened outside of the U.S. (Fox News). In addition, when I searched San Bernardino on Google, the major news channel labeled it as a shooting or mass shooting, while Fox News often used the term ‘terror’ and ‘terrorist’ to describe the …show more content…

Although the fox news can grab audience’s attention by using a strong term like ‘terror’, it seems like the term has been overused. Sensational terms can alter the public’s mood and disturb the society with fear. To be more specific, Roland von Känel from Neuropsychosomatic and Stress Biology Research Group in Switzerland wrote in the article that “that about one in five victims who survive a terrorist attack will develop posttraumatic stress disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as intrusive memories and nightmares of the violent act, feeling emotionally numb and easily startled” (1248). That being said, reminding the victims who has survived from terrorist attack with unnecessary use of the term will stir their mental instability. Furthermore, the emotional stress from terrorist acts can cause “acute increases in heart rate (HR) and blood pressure, constriction of heart vessels, inflammation activation, and thickening of the blood, all of which underlie the triggering of a heart attack and sudden death” (1248). Some of these diseases are critical to one’s life. As a consequence, the term ‘terror’ should not be

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