culture of fear

culture of fear - the Future of the United States. People...

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Wood 1 Derrick Wood Dr. Dugan 23 September 2010 Summary “Culture Of Fear“ Summary The author has one single main point or the article, which is, American are fear the wrong things. In a culture of mass media where the public can obtain any kind of information they want in seconds, the public is fairly educated in what is going on around them. The problem is that most Americans read news articles that grab the readers attention best, articles that deal with fear. Reader eyes catch the attention of news about a bombing or rape rather than an article that deals with finance because it used big words. The problem with this is that our country revolves around money and although it may not be as interesting, money is the biggest determination of
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Unformatted text preview: the Future of the United States. People need to become more educated in order to determine if the appeal to fear seen in an article is just a way to catch the readers attention. In my opinion, news outlets only care about ratings and money, in order to succeed in the industry, a news outlet must have better stories than the others, this leads to writers appealing to fear, Wood 2 because most people see fear above all other things. People must become educated to detect what is actually fear and what is being compared to fear for the purpose of selling copies or getting higher ratings....
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