FINAL ENG 1320 RESEARCH PAPER

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1 MANIPULATION OF THE MEDIA Manipulation of the Media Kenneth Sinclair English 1320 August 24, 2015 Ms. Diane Washington
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2 MANIPULATION OF THE MEDIA Media Manipulation Manipulation in the media is nothing new and has been an ongoing topic for years. When the ability to communicate with the masses, i.e. the invention of the radio and TV, it was a nice way to gather information about the world around us. Unfortunately, governments or any other type of people in power has used these devices to produce the ability to limit and manipulate the news coverage for their own personal agenda. With technology growing every day and with information being gathered much quicker and easier, it is becoming a huge cause of alarm for the fact that we may not be getting the whole truth or any truth at all. By looking at the type of methods that being used for media manipulation and the reporting of fake news, we can become more informed about how we’re being misinformed. There are quite a large amount of methods being used to manipulate the media. The most common form of this is called suppression by omission. Sometimes a report of a news story leaves out not just important about facts of a story, but possibly the entire story itself. Especially stories of important organizations or the powers that be, which may be deemed to shine a negative light against them. Usually facts that oppose them are what are being omitted from the news. For example, there were reports all across the media of the Tylenol poisoning of several people by an individual, but scarce reports of the industrial brown lung poising of thousands of
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