Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: A ballard for the fallen reporter...

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A ballard for the fallen reporter...

Everyday I ponder about one thing... why do children idolize things that make America seem good; as to symblolizing things that make the country look bad (no pun intended)?

... now what I mean is that the media portrays the Military to look rather rewarding if one was to sign up. But the real question is... How does the military portray the media? According to the Good News or No News article written by James Lemoyne, military officials have the authority to tell reporters which units they can and cannot visit. Thats just the tip of the iceberg; there known to have unimaginable privilages during news reports. nonetheless, these reporters never get the credit they properly deserve. This article speaks of the Pentagon and there deviant ways to pursuay the media into thinking that everything was o.k. The list goes on from staged interviews to camera-less interviews. The worst part of this whole scenario are the reporters that become casualties of war. and yet our youth generation grows up wanting to fight for this country; so they join the military. but to the youth of America... if you want to fight for this country, then show the world what's really happening. What if we tought our youth to become reporters, and journalists?...

I wonder...

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Unfortunately our country needs good soldiers and good journalists. Both are necessary for our survival. The better journalists we have the less likely it will be that good soldiers will have to die in the future. Good journalism could have delayed or perhaps even prevented the current debacle in Iraq.

4/11/2007 10:39 PM  

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