Families are always in history and in the present being forcefully separated from each other when it is not expected. In history, the Holocaust separates families when they were being put into concentration camps. Now, immigration is causing families to be separated. Also, in Night by Elie Wiesel is separated from him mother and sister during his time in the concentration camps.
The StoryCorps’ 476th podcast episode titled “Mrs. Yetta Bronstein for President”, is about pranking the media and causing a bit on mayhem in an otherwise often very serious business. Jeanne and Alan Abel are the prankster masterminds behind the 1964 and 1968 presidential campaign of Yetta Bronstein, the fictional write-in candidate for “The Best Party”. The ruse was set up to prank and mislead the media with Jeanne voicing the single New York mother who stood for values such as putting guns in every household but decreasing the bullet velocity by 95% and taking Congress of salary to put them on strict commission. The way the interview and story is told helps solidify the impression that Jeanne and Alan made pranking the media and embarrassing
Thus, the spread or success of a meme is highly likely. However, in real life situations, such as the protest in Greensboro, North Carolina that Gladwell mentions, it is the hierarchical system that spread the meme throughout the society. Gladwell’s anti-social-media mind gives many reasons why the traditional activism has more impact than that of the social media. One of these reasons he gives are the hierarchical system that the traditional activism possesses; he states that “Facebook and the like are tools for building network, which are the opposite, in structure and character, of hierarchies” (177). Therefore, the ties or connections that are made through social media are weaker than that of in person.
Sitcom: The Bernie Mac Show It almost appears that the nuclear family as we know it be, is slowly shifting into the blended family. Look around and you will see cultures, races, and genders part of what is considered the extend family. The extended family consists of relatives living in one household, or close to one another. The extended family is not isolated to any one ethnicity. It is becoming increasingly common all over the world.
In the beginning hours of June 17, 1972, five burglars were discovered inside the headquarters of the National Democratic Committee. At the now infamous Watergate hotel, it was quickly revealed that this espionage was not to be confused with any ordinary case, as four of the intruders had been connected to President Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign. Caught attempting to tap into and steal information from the Democrats, Nixon’s opposition, all of America share the same probing question; what did Nixon know and not know? However, although the break-in was disheartening, the foremost perplexity that concerned and shocked America was the fact that Nixon attempted to mask the truth from the people.
During the 1970 's, Watergate was a major political scandal that happened in the U.S. It followed a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. It is most well known for President Nixon 's administration 's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was uncovered and investigated by the U.S. Congress, the Nixon administration 's resistance amounted into a ginormous crisis. Nixon, obsessed with secrecy, saw all most of his critics as national threats and established an “enemies list” of critical celebrities, politicians and reporters.
Most rumors start with some truth, then, as they are passed from one person to another, people change some of the information or the whole story. Many people, today, are manipulated by others into spreading information about individuals
The example used through the chapter of September 11th and its aftermath is a good example to show the progress of rumor to conspiracy theory. After the towers fell and the days following, numerous rumors spread about more terrorists’ attempts and plans. These attacks caused great confusion, this level not seen since Pearl Harbor. The rumors that were spread were meant to keep people away from potential sites of terrorist attacks. Feat was rampant after the attacks and people relied more on rumors and stories to guide their lives following the attacks.
I grew up in a typical American Italian household, at least typical to what most think and no I DO NOT mean like the people from Jersey Shore or The Soprano’s. I grew up in a big family, we are loud, we love our food and yes we talk with our hands... A LOT. Many ways that Hollywood portrays the “typical American Italian household” is completely wrong. But I hope you all knew that; but if you didn’t you do now.
Upon the discovery of their fabrications Janet Cook, Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass attempted to justify their actions with a myriad of excuses. Additionally, the management of their publications and even their colleagues attempted to justify their actions. This reveals a low level of responsibility within the publications’ management. Media Ethics: Across media platforms defines responsibility as having to do with, “defining proper conduct, accountability with compelling it.” The purpose of justifying the actions of their employees this was to shift the blame and lessen the severity of the scandals.
The spread of false information or “fake news” in today’s society is creating mobs of people with uninformed or misguided rage that causes them to abandon rational thinking. For example the aforementioned awful repercussions of pizzagate came to a head when It was reported that “the Washington DC pizzeria Comet Ping Pong fell victim to fake news in 2016 when false internet stories claimed the restaurant was operating a child sex ring. Responding to the story an armed vigilante entered the pizzeria and began firing a rifle”(Currie 6). It has clear that this is a problem that can affect anyone from big name politicians to small time pizza places.