17 November 2014
Political Ideology Affecting News Casts Viewpoints
Thirteen long years after 9/11, the battle over the meaning of what happened to our city our country, and our world still remains questionable because of all the different viewpoints the newscasts has exposed to us. In addition, if it were not for having newscasts reporting it all over the news, it would have taken a lot longer for other countries to of known what was going on here in the United States. Considering that we only have all the news networks there at one place to tell us what’s going on in a different area that we’re not around, we don’t question the media that is exposed to us; we mainly just go with whatever political party we’re most affiliated with. Although “reporters were trained to keep personal beliefs to themselves when writing about events” (“Media Bias” 1), reporters are taking advantage of the power they have to expose the political viewpoint that they have on a situation based on whether they’re Democratic or Republicans.
The only communication we have in between one state to another, or one country to another is through media sources such as the news, websites, etc. We have such a great reliance on media that we take it as a very positive and useful source to us, that we don’t see the problems of bias in the media. It’s so reliable because it’s updated every second, minute, and hour of the day; and we can get access to any updated information we want or need, at any time of the day whether it’s through technology or print. Media is our #1 and ultimate way, to figure out what’s going on all throughout the world. For example “it took no time at all for the unsubstantiated rumor that Officer Wilson sustained an orbital fracture during an altercation with Brown to make the rounds and get picked up by online and print media sources--Fox News, ABC News and The Washington Post to name a few--only to have it...