President Trump’s continual deflections and attacks on any new agency or politician that presents him unfavorably has fueled the right’s suspicion of any entity that they deem liberal. I support the notion that people should be skeptical of the news they engage with, but in many cases this distrust is verging on fanaticism. On the other end of the political spectrum, networks that are considered liberal are practically jumping through hoops in an attempt to appear unbiased. Although political bias is often attributed to the left, It is my belief that bias may be even stronger among conservatives. This is part of a global swing towards the right, and is perfectly illustrated by polls conducted by the Washington Post and NBC.
As an institution of public good, the American news media system has slowly become less reliable and increasingly unpopular in recent years. This unreliability has become an issue especially when it comes to political coverage. The article examines these consequences by analyzing the 2004 Presidential election and what affects the media had on voter habits. It concludes that, unfortunately, mistrust of mainstream media has led to a voters mistrusting campaign news, and instead relying more on the partisan peers cues. The article argues that this also suggests levels of media distrust are connected to greater partisan voting and the ratio of uniformed voters to informed voters is heavily misbalanced in favor of uniformed.
Other political scientists argue that greater inequality results in more political engagement (Brady). And in fact, the exclusionary practices that breed homogeneity in affluent areas also limit the range of social problems, thus depressing interest in politics (Oliver 95). Frederick Solt, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, reviews these perspectives and examines their validity through cross-national data from multiple advanced industrial democracies. His findings indicate that higher levels of income inequality powerfully depress political participation. Solt’s work substantiates the assertion that issues advocated by the poor are unlikely to be considered and thus debated in the political process.
This is shown in Weeks research, Emotions, Partisanship, and Misperceptions: How Anger and Anxiety Moderate the Effect of Partisan Bias on Susceptibility to Political Misinformation, that in 2013, 64% of Republicans said it was “probably true” that Obama was hiding information about his birth place, and that 58% of Republicans expressed anger at Obama (713). Thus, the interaction of aversion and partisanship facilitated the belief in the false information. As American politics becomes increasing polarized, an increasing amount of misinformation will be taken up as fact in the minds of opposing groups, as a result of the escalated anger that is produced with repetitive political
Lesson 1, Activity 1 In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, author, Nicholas Carr, describes the how complex the information age and believes that the internet weakens reading concentration our civilization. Thought the internet provides advantages of immediate access for searching, Carr feels the internet is decreasing people’s ability to read information on a deeper level. I do not agree with his point of view. I do not believe that your capacity to concentrate decreases by using the internet. For example, Carr supports a blog article, from Bruce Friedman, which believes the internet alters mental habits and has the ability to loose reading focus.
The internet along with many other technological advances has brought humanity a long way. Like with all change, there are positive outcomes as well as negative outcomes, and while having information at our fingerprints and obtainable within seconds might be a positive thing, there are still going to be some negative results. Nicholas Carr’s 2008 article published in The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” explains what Carr believes to be some of the negative effects that the usage of the Internet has brought upon us. Carr believes that the Internet is shaping the way that we think and that humans are losing the ability to read long pieces of writing. The purpose of his ironically long article is to convince his readers that the Internet is actually changing the way that we think and interact and to shed light upon something that many people experience, but they might have not realized it yet.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is a major monopoly business operated by the government, which prevents entrepreneurs from entering and competing in the industry.The government should open up a lane in this industry because it is failing. It is failing because of the electronic age which makes it easier and faster to send letters and other mail; driven by the rise of email, Facebook, and Internet bill paying; the decline of printed magazines; and the rise of online advertising as an alternative to bulk print advertising. America should allow entrepreneurs to enter this service to possibly make it adjustable to the internet age. Private entities have more of a flexibility to deal with today 's challenges.
Should we consider the vast growing technological advancement as a beneficial contribution or an affliction? These are just a few of the questions I find myself asking. The prevalent effect of "factitious comprehension" in the use of the technology we use today was scrutinized by two distinguished authors, Jamias Cascio and Nicholas Carr. In this article, "Is Google Making Us Stupid" Nicholas Carr explains how the internet and technology in the society that we live in have many different effects. He also elucidates that the overuse of such technology is potentially very dangerous and could affect how someone 's mind can be manipulated and affect how their mind may function.
According to Wikipedia definition, illegal immigration is the migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. It is a global problem with overwhelmingly social-economic and political impact, typically from a poorer to a richer country. Illegal immigration becomes an option when immigrants foresee the chances and benefits of successfully migrating are greater than the risks and costs. There is no doubt that this menace has eaten deeply into the fabric of our societal economic and political system. No or little wonder, why these issues have becomes a very hot topic among our current presidential candidates in the debate.
She also stated that she believes the media has an extremely liberal bias which includes attacks on republican politicians and an excess of liberal candidate support (2016). Hebbring stated in her interview that the New York Times, CNN, and NBC are difficult to view due to the political bias she perceives they show. She also admits that while she attempts to find more “middle of the road” media sources, Fox news can at times lean more towards her particular interests. During the interview, Hebbring voiced her frustration with the difficulty in finding completely neutral media (2016). This demonstrates how the media sources use the assimilation effect to their advantage.