Wildfires In The Pacific Northwest

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This past month, the Pacific Northwest has been on fire. Wildfires in this area have been devastating to families, firefighters, ranchers, animals, and so many others. While firefighters fight viciously to contain these fires, there is another war that is going on at the same time; integrity in media. During these fires, newspapers and various news stations supplied the public with half-truths and exaggerations. For example, the Soda fire on the Idaho and Oregon border burned over 280,000 acres. The news reported that it was spreading quickly and nearing Nyssa, Oregon. While the fire was spreading fast, it was not close to Nyssa at all. This half-truth caused panic among those citizens and boosted ratings for that news station. Even though

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