Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Seeing Both Sides of the Story

Friday, May 02, 2008

Seeing Both Sides of the Story

"By some measures, its supporters say, Al-Jazeera offers coverage that's more balanced than U.S. networks."(Is Al-Jazeera ready for prime time p. 5)

American media is made up of Americans, so ofcourse they tell the one side of the story, the American side. Theirs nothing wrong with that, after all we don't want to be the bad guys, why would they paint that kind of picture for the public; wouldn't you stop watching the news if it made you feel guilty.

But if you want to know whats going on in America watch the worlds many media stations or "The Daily Show". It's sometimes more reliable and it gives you another perspective and Jon Stewart is funny.

Why does this happen? Maybe the rest of the world doesn't have the censorship laws we have? Maybe they don't worry about being sued for putting horrifying images on the television and scaring the youth of the country? Maybe the rest of the world wants to report what Americas doing, good and bad?

Maybe we're just asking for it. America has a reputation for being arrogant and self-righteous.

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