Does Malcolm X: Do People Tell The Truth?

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Imagine a world in which everyone was honest and trustful. This world may sound like the world that people are living in, but in reality, people have something to hide or lie about. Although it is not possible to make someone tell the truth, it is possible to investigate and discover whether someone is lying or not. However, it is easier now than ever to find out whether someone is lying with modern technology, such as polygraphs. Some people believe that it is unethical to know so much about people and that people should have more freedom. However, people should, at least, be careful and investigate more when it comes to the media and news companies. Consequently, Malcolm X is correct in asserting that “If you are not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are oppressing,” because news companies write fake stories…show more content…
Some people may say that Malcolm X is incorrect because it is your choice to read/watch the news. For example, if someone is reading an article and they don’t like what they are reading, they can simply put the article down and never be compelled to see it again. However, the opposing side regarding Malcolm X’s quote is inaccurate, because the citizens are obliged to know what’s going on in the world, so they have no choice but to read the article eventually. People rely on the news to tell them what’s going on, and if the news are dishonest, the citizens who read the news are are misinformed. This is supported by the quote saying “If you don 't read the newspaper, you 're uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you 're misinformed” (Mark Twain). Twain shows us that we really do need the news, and we are required to read the news, which supports Malcolm X, because if we are not careful while reading the news, we will be misinformed, and possibly hate the wrong person. Another reason supporting Malcolm X, is the fact that the media may bend a story to favor a political figure that
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