Fahrenheit 911 is a documentary film, directed by Michael Moore and released in America in 2004. The film is a brisk and entertaining indictment of Bush’s administration. Michael Moore presents a one sided picture of Bush’s administration in order to discourage the support of the society for Bush’s re-nominating in 2004 election. The introduction plays a role as a premise for those events happens after Bush’s win in the election in 2000. In this introduction, he shows how the media have affected the result of election.
In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate. When being sworn into office, the elected presidential candidate must swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his/her ability.
If there could be a spokesperson for criticizing American politicians, the educational system, globalization, large corporations, the war in Iraq, and many other debatable issues, American author of “Idiot Nation”, Michael Moore would be the ideal candidate. In this piece, Moore argues that America is a nation built upon a clueless, illiterate society of people, a sub-par educational system, and manipulative
In a research conducted by L. John Martin (1985), results showed that "terrorism" was used by the media in describing horrific incidents caused by Arabs. Yet, when representing similar events by individuals who are not Arabs, the media was careful to appear equitable and unbiased. Oklahoma City bombing is a perfect example to further support this claim, “the blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh”, the media were careful not to call him a terrorist and put the blame on one man rather than blaming an entire religion for his actions. The media lead Americans to blame 911 on Muslims although our religion clearly opposes terrorism. “Those who go to extremes are doomed”.
The Senate trial in the impeachment of Bill Clinton Begins- January 7th, 1999 Bill Clinton was impeached for two reasons perjury and obstruction of justice, he also lied under oath about him having affairs with Monica Lewinsky. George W. Bush is sworn into office- January 20th, 2001 George W. Bush becomes the 43rd President of the United States. He will be the President from January 20th, 2001 to January 20th, 2009. U.S./Afghanistan War: Operation Anaconda ends- March 1st, 2002-March 18th, 2002 Operation Anaconda is a plan CIA officials made to try and destroy Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. 1,700 American troops and 1,000 Pro-government Afghanistan troops fought about 300-1,000 Al-Qaeda and Taliban Troops.
Anissa Janine Wardi’s “Terrorists, Madmen, and Religious Fanatics? : Revisiting Orientalism and Racist Rhetoric” presents a very detailed description about racism in America. She frames her argument by focusing on how certain members of the media immediately attributed the Oklahoma City bombing to “Arabs.” As well, Wardi describes how popular culture (movies) is reinforcing racism in America. Wardi examines both the reasoning behind such assumptions as well as the effects that such assumptions can have on a very specific group of American citizens: Arab Americans. She argues: Arab Americans and Muslims maintained a low profile during the days following the bombing.
In 2003 the US military relied on the confession taken from Sheikh al-Libi in which it was claimed that Iraq supplied both chemical and biological weapons to Al Qaeda. This testimony was used in the month leading up to the invasion of Iraq. Later al-Libi retracted his statement saying that he did so in order to make the torture stop. This is a clear example of the ineffectiveness of torture and the bad consequences it can often produce. The CIA had forgotten its own conclusion, sent to congress in 1989, that ‘inhumane physical or psychological techniques are counterproductive because they do not produce intelligence and will probably result in false answers.’ (Helgerson,
Instead of opening by explicitly stating his stance on the issue, Gingrich uses the entire first few paragraphs to compare the governor of California at the time to an incompetent leader of an impoverished third-world country. His thesis begins to materialize in paragraph three, in which his heavy emphasis on blaming the state’s media is made clear. He specifically states: “What reporters don’t seem to understand is that the crisis in California is not electrical in nature—it’s political.” (Gingrich, 2004, p. 400-402). This political theme continues throughout the article, including blaming government leaders for over-regulating the entire electrical supply industry and bashing environmentalist lobbying groups for their efforts. While much of his argument seems rational, the initial comparison to a third world country seems to be a classic example of a faulty
Instead, the author contends that the rumors of mass hysteria were perpetrated by newspapers through yellow journalism in want of advertising dollars, and an unprofessional report that used a contested survey method to find out how many listeners heard the broadcast. The article details a PBS program created for the 75th anniversary of the War of the Word’s broadcast, and then breaks the PBS program down to refute various details and facts presented in the show, including how many people were listening, how the myth was popularized, and the effect it had on the public. Using reports made by the CBS executive Frank Stanton, explains amount of people listening to program was in fact nominal, and the few that listened only believed it was a prank; the myth arose from jealous newspaper companies, who set out to vilify the show in an attempt to regain advertising dollars that were being lost to radio, and the myth would have faded away without a report by a respected scholar validating the reports. This article is important because it presents an opposing view from the others and portrays how the media affects the greater opinion of the public. It 's from a current events magazine, but the authors are both scholarly and have wrote a book about the subject so I will use
Tom Hawking of Flavorwire, magazine wrote a sardonic review about confessional pop singer Lorde’s Tumblr post, in which Lorde confronts magazines’ war on musicians, by using fellow pop singer Iggy Azalea , who’s album was bashed in Complex magazine while she graced the cover. Lorde argues the immorality of journalists by saying quote: “[they interview] artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records.” Hawking claims in the article that if artists expect journalists to only say good things there would essentially, be no journalism. So who’s right? Is what Lorde saying true? Is what Hawking proclaiming right?
Her works “Are Cops Racist?” of 2003 and “The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society” of 2000 contain ideas similar to those expressed in “The War on Cops.” The powerful stance Mac Donald takes on certain themes expressed throughout “The War on Cops” direct the reader’s understanding towards the flaws of America’s governmental systems, revealing the backstory and complexity of racism and criminal justice behind our “war on cops.” To begin, Mac Donald notes one of the many shortcomings of the Obama administration, of which she addresses frequently throughout the book. She criticizes the acknowledgements of police racism and the bias in the criminal justice system made by President Barack Obama on national television, stating “In doing so, he
Officials believe that the terrorists intended to destroy the White House or the United States Capitol. September 11, 2001, was a defining moment in history and showed the lack of organization and structure of the government. New government organizations were created to protect the country from terrorist attacks. As a result, society adapted to these new changes. Overall, this