Media Control

Where does the media fall into the mix? Take a step back and just think of the ways you receive your information today as opposed to 60 or 70 years ago. Until the printing press information was passed on through books, letters, and still photographs. Fast forwarding today things are much different, for one the flow of information is virtually instant. That can be a good thing and also a bad, with the access that recent technology and social media has brought us critical events are recorded and documented in real-time. If they are reliably sourced that’s great but there is a down side to this also. In a culture where seeing is believing, technology can easily trick you. Before I go any further I want to be specific on what exactly the job of a journalist is and what is expected of this profession. Here is the link to The Journalist’s Creed written by Walter Williams. I am not saying that this is the fault of the journalist. Lets break down the different outlets considered mainstream at the moment: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS just to name a few. Each with views that very, some more liberal others more conservative. Each company has a team of journalist, and those are sent and assigned topics in all different categories. New writers and honest journalist will cover their assignments as fair as possible, no matter what the truth may be the point of News is to inform the public of important issues they may not know is going on. This sadly isn’t always the case in todays media coverage.

Malcolm-X

 

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