A Chief Editor Chides Glen Beck for his False Accusations against George Soros A senior editor and columnist with the New Yorker Magazine has castigated Glen Beck for his underhand campaigns aimed at tarnishing the name of George Soros, the renowned billionaire philanthropist and principal donor of liberal causes. In a November 2010 commentary titled “Puppetry” inscribed by guest political columnist and editor Hendrik Hertzberg. The writer described Beck’s assertions painting George Soros as an anti-Semite who supported the holocaust and an enemy of Israel as baseless and ill conceived lies. Before the three part show aired, it was heavily promoted in the Fox News media and Beck’s conservative radio show. The gist of the pervasive attack was an article titled “The World According to Soros” which was earlier written for the New Yorker by Connie Bruck.
The terrorist attack that occurred on Sept 11, 2001 was the deadliest hit on American soil since Pearl Harbor. This horrific act of terrorism has and forever will have a lasting impact on our national security policies, our economy and our perception of the Muslim community. Osama Bin Laden orchestrated a very strategic, methodical terror attack on the US that resulted in nearly 3000 souls perishing on that fateful day. This senseless attack has shattered the sense of security we once knew and has made us painfully aware that the U.S. is not immune from the ruthless rage of our enemy. On the morning of Sept 11, 2001 19 terrorists who were members of the al-Qaeda terror organization hijacked four U.S. planes that departed from major airports
As a result, the media that cover these events dictate what and how they are shared. However, it only helps to feed our sense of fear towards terrorism as well as fuel the Muslim stereotype. In fact, according to a study on deconstructing the terrorism- news media relationship, “terrorists use media as a tool to gain increased coverage and communicate their message,” but sometimes the news does it for them (Ross). For example, in the UCLA shooting, where two men were killed in a murder-suicide, the news’ portrayal of the situation led many to believe that there were multiple attackers instead of just the one. While this may not directly convey terrorists’ message, it helps to spread unnecessary fear of terrorism in our communities.
Davidsson explains that the assumption that conspiracy theories are a paranoia style made media critical of presenting such theories. Hence, the media’s report obtained from the government blinded the public into believing Al-Qaeda, a radical Islamic terrorist, was responsible for the attack. Davidsson gave numerous examples to show the US government’s constant obsession with secrecy regarding what had happened on 9/11. Davidsson makes it clear to readers that the US government has not provided any legitimate evidence that shows the nineteen hijackers relationship with Al-Qaeda. The evidence given by Davidsson is not sufficient to make readers believe that 9/11 was an inside job.
However, today 's conspiracies are mainly focused on insiders such as the Government, Wall Street and the Military. Conspiracy theories started just a few days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. Rather than to accept that Islamic terrorists flew planes into buildings and killed innocent people, 9/11 conspiracy theorists believe that the attack included members of their own government. That somehow the Bush administration was either behind the attacks or simply allowed them to happen. A few months after the attacks of 9/11 a group of skeptics formed something called “The 9/11 Truth Movement”.
Another larger example is the use of propaganda. Characters in the movie were frightened by a non-existent threat known as the Red Menace. The red menace refers to the idea of communism and a non-existent threat of soviet spies. In the movie, Hedda Hopper had great influence over the media, and she could spread propaganda against the Hollywood 10 in this way. This threw Hollywood and the country into a state
This awful event is controversial to this day when discussing who 's to blame for this crime. We have the servicemen who physically and mentally hurt those who wore zoot suits, and they are seen as the doers of this crime. On the other hand, others blame the media for spreading this news without making the Zoot Suiters seem innocent. The media took advantage of this opportunity to bash the Mexican American community in Los Angeles. The 1930s wasn
In the eyes of Americans, everyone who looked Middle-Eastern was a terrorist and was going to carry out some heinous act and it was reflected in airport security. It wasn’t uncommon for those who looked Middle-Eastern to be “randomly” selected and searched. Now, in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS, you’re seeing and hearing more of a similar type of racism, but this time it’s not just the US, it’s the entire world. In the US alone, there’s debates about allowing Syrian refugees into the country and even into specific states. Some governors have openly stated that now, after the attacks, they won’t allow them to
During the time of the red scare of 1919 and 1920. The red scare was a major threat to United States was plotted by anarchist to overthrow the government and eventually take of the United States. The red scare was not the only threat to society. On September 11, 2001 better known as 9/11 was a series of terrorist attacks on held by suicidal Islamic an attempt to overthrow the government and to get the attention of American citizens. These were great tragedies that had happened over a period of time to American citizens.
To what extent can race, or ethnicity be used in targeting suspects for stops, searches, and arrests? This has become an increasing disturbance since the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, in New York City. Previously looked upon as unethical ad almost globally blamed, the use of profiles based solely on race to identify possible terrorists is getting a second look. The United States has fought a long and difficult battle against racism and discrimination. Many lives have been lost and many liberties have been fringed upon in search for race equality.
"In essence, Moore suggests that the media creates an atmosphere of terror by constantly putting the American people on notice of various threats." (Robbers, 83) Gun ownership, violent history, ethnical diversity, and others reasons are also analyzed throughout Bowling for Columbine in order to be proven as false. The documentary explains why America is prone to gun related deaths, and attempts to persuade the viewer to believe that journalistic media is to blame. "Seeking to explain the fear and paranoia that lead American to arm themselves, Moore casts a wide net, but he avoids some easy targets. Moore dismissed the notion that violent video games play a major role, nothing the popularity of such games in such nations as
This is how America during the Cold War era overthrew Iran. “All knew they had changed the course of Iranian history (128).” This was not really a success because we invaded their territory because the British told America that Mossadegh was a communist and was not really clear as to why they needed American help. During the Invasion era, Reagan was awakened up early morning to hear devastating news, a Marine camp was blown up by a suicide bomber in Lebanon. Days before, Reagan approved of entering, but he could back out if he wanted. This event “intensified the desire of many Americans for some kind of revenge (223),” Americans wanted to show how strong our nation had become and wanted to prove
The killing of the Al-Qaeda leader, which is a Radical Islamic Terrorist Group, founded in the 1980 's by Osama Bin Laden, was a huge justice in the U.S. and other countries. Bin Laden posed a global threat to the countries where Islam is not implemented, he was responsible for the September, 11th attacks back in 2001. He orchestrated it, and had it planned for months, he was planning more attacks on the U.S. after 9/11 as well. ("The World Trade Center History.") The terrorist group Al-Qaeda knew they couldn’t beat the U.S. in a straight up firefight, so they tried to destroy us through economic failure and imposing fear into American lives.
that the nation has been constantly bombarded by terrorist organizations. Contrary to what the mass media showed as the target of the attack on September eleven(the people), the terrorist organization really wanted to cripple the United States and its economy. "the immediate impact of the 9/11 attack was to reduce real GDP growth in 2001 by 0.5%3." It is true that the American economy was not only affected by that factor; but the attacks on September eleventh 2001 did play a leading role in the hurting of the economy. Discussed further, the decline of other great empires share this characteristic-with a failing economy a civilization is most likely doomed to fail.
In the twenty-first century, television and the internet have been the apparatuses of choice for unlocking society’s perversion and love for disarray and violence. Technology has made it easier to passively spectate the horror that occurs around the world. More and more Americans become viewers of news networks who display sad story one after another. Most people do not understand or even realize that they enjoy it, but every night they turn to the news. The reason for the viewership is the subliminal need for power.