Bush and his administration in reference to the United States of America post-9/11 policies. to place it more accurately, he argues that the Bush administration skillfully used the shock that affected the country once the fear attacks, so as to attain its own goals, as well as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author stands on the bottom that the United States of America authorities used mass media as means that of pressure on the mass audience. Moreover, media served as suggests that of psychological pressure on Americans since they accelerated the worry that flooded minds and souls of American individuals. At a similar time, the author implies that American’ reasoning skills were much unfit due to the overwhelming power of mass media that bombarded the consciousness of American citizens with terrible news and even additional terrible forecasts regarding the longer term of the USA (Gore, 2007).
As a result, people have created a vicious cycle in which they search, read, believe, and share what they have read, without considering the reliability of the information and news. Technology has influenced communication and journalism; as a result, the media has adopted a business model based on clicks and advertising. The combination of people 's need for information and the greed of news corporations have allowed for the proliferation of “fake news,” a term that has gained importance in the last two years. Fake news is “completely made up, manipulated to resemble credible journalism and attract maximum attention and, with it, advertising revenue” (Hunt, 2016). News has the power to alter people’s perceptions which can impact their decisions related to economy, democratic process, and their lives and jobs.
In his essay he explains the importance of the media and its effect on the general public. The media is supposed to be just like a warrior fighting with a pen or like a mirror which shows us or strives to show us the bare truth and astringent realities of life. However, in recent years the media has, like other agencies, come under the influence of politicians. Therefore, the media no more writes about the people’s grievance but in support of the ruling government party. It has been contaminated by political influences.
On the other side, bin Laden had very many followers, including all of those in Al- Qaida. The terrorist group demonstrated old Islamic beliefs, but abused them with new technology (Graham para. 3). Many people look up to him and say that he demonstrated how to use power and not conform to others. Also, Al-Qaida members believe that the assassination was unjust because he was not armed during the invasion by U.S troops.
Tv/ media is also a frequent motif throughout and it’s appearance draws our attention to the importance of media in controlling and convincing people. Yes, people are willing to submit to government. Even George, who is intelligent, is a law abiding citizen when it comes to removing weights from himself, even when the reader is led to believe that if not for his handicap and the grip of government control that he would ultimately come to the conclusion that the system is flawed. The idea of equality which is spread through the powerful tool that is the media, practically brainwashes people into tolerating the misery that is a world without good music, art, dance, ect. and constant physical and mental discomfort.
Truth is the media and pop culture keep people believing these theories by keeping it everywhere, it’s in books,news,magazines,movies and the televisions. The most controversial theory was a documentary written by David Von Kleisth. In this documentary he covered majority all of the popular theories about all four crashes and the details of the attack. This documentary also made non believers believe that maybe the government really could have been involved in the 9/11 conspiracy because of the knowledge they received but did not see as a prime concern. It was much more believable to people than the government going through so much distress to kill thousands of americans.
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.
Media is focused on people marginalized in society due to race, ethnicity and sexuality. It is based on well-known stereotypes and reinforces them. Moral panic sends society into mass hysteria over an issue or an event that occurs. Stanley Cohen believed that media created a moral panic. Stanley had published a book on folk devils and moral panics (1972) which says that moral panic occurs due to people or groups become threats to society and interests.
‘Blood Telegram’ presents a third party account of the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and the formation of Bangladesh. It is sourced mostly White House tapes and interviews, thus presenting a true picture of the political underpinnings of the war. However the author’s presentation of the role that India played in instigating war may go against the official version that the country purports. Though the book is titled ‘India’s secret war in East Pakistan’, the focus sometimes seems to be more on the characters and idiosyncrasies of Nixon and Kissinger. After reading the book one begins to question the political processes that vest so such power in a single person whose actions or inaction could mean the difference between life and death for millions of
The Electoral College is a good antidote to the poison of regionalism because it forces presidential candidates to seek support throughout the nation” (Samples, 2000). John Samples earned his Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University. He is the publisher and President at the Cato Institute. Samples is an author, who has published a book and many scholarly articles in Society, History of Political Thought and Telos. John also believes that if we want to demolish the Electoral College, then were in return demolishing the Senate as well.