week 6 CheckPoint Introduction and Conclusion

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Introduction: It is easy to believe that the media is unbiased and gives you a fair report of the news, but in a country that has freedom of speech, it seems that the media only reports on the issues that directly affect America and its economy. There have been a number of studies that have shown the more a major network donates to a particular political party the more they have a tendency to bash the opposing party. It does not just stop at politics, but carries over into major world events, countries that have no or very little impact on the American people and their economy are simple over looked and not reported on when major events take place in that country. From the way Americans view politics, world events, women, celebrities, and the world in general is all related to the way that the media delivers the information or story and the spin that they choose to put on it. Conclusion:
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Unformatted text preview: So the next time you turn on the television or pick up a news article, rather it comes from a well know paper or magazine, keep in mind that the story you are reading might be altered to get you to lean towards a certain belief or feeling on any given subject. Forming your own opinion on any type of information is the only defense that you have when it comes to not being brain washed by the local media. Ask yourself why are these stories being reported on in the first place, why are some countries more important than others, why are these people in these ads, why should I look a certain way or use a certain product, and always remember to conduct your own research when you want to get to the truth about a story. Freedom of speech needs to be protected not missed used by the media to conform people to certain beliefs or to look a certain way or buy certain products....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course COM 120 taught by Professor Dimitri during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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