The media has been causing problems and clashes in opinions probablyever since the television was invented. The media probably started out OK, butafter a while, they started twisting opinions and stories, and taking sides. Ithink that the media is going to twist a story to make it more interesting oncetoo many times, and someone is going to sue them badly for it. I would like toprove that the media sometimes messes up the truth.
The media sometimes finds a certain person and makes his/her storysound worse and sadder so that they can get sympathy for that person and thenasks people to send money to help the person out. Not that that is a badintention, but it is none of our business. I think that the media should justpublish pictures, and then let you choose who you want to feed.
There is also the possibility that the only reason that big newscompanies just need filler for their network, so they go to another country tofind some story on miserable people. If I was in some tribe in Africa orsomething I would not want anyone bothering me by putting a camera in my face.
I would want the money to buy food, but if someone over in America just neededmy story for filler, I wouldn’t be too happy.
It should be the tribe’s leader that should have to get the tribe out oftrouble in any way that he could. It is not our business to send them our moneyto get food for the people that got themselves into trouble, but I think itmakes people feel good to donate things to needy people. I just think that themedia isn’t telling people the whole story. Maybe the starving people spent alltheir money on drugs? I doubt that many people would send their hard earnedcash if they knew that the person was just going to buy more drugs with it.
I think that the media has been messing up stories and opinions, butI’m sure that they did some good work also. It would be pretty hard to getevery little single fact right, but they shouldn’t change things to make themsound more interesting. I think that by the media’s mistakes and their twistingthings, they have given many people false impressions or gotten hopes up justto be broken. If they would just try a little harder, then not as many peoplewould be upset and the media would get a better reputation, but they stillshouldn’t bug into other people’s business. They have good intentions, but itjust gets them into trouble.