Coverage of the Vietnam war was being delivered to average people, who were not very different than the people of today, and therefore payed greater attention to negative news. This inevitably lead to unbalanced coverage of the war as negative report...
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...s conflict, which created a positive feedback loop with TV studios, as their ratings would keep increasing with more and more negative news, further perpetuating the ill-conceived notions, which would once again increase the interest of viewers towards the news. As media continues to become more sensationalistic and events continue to get blown out of proportion, it is important that we, as responsible citizens, become aware of the feedback loop and how it can alter the media’s actions, and thus our perception of current events. If every person became critical of the news they received, and others did not believe that by questioning the narrative they are presented they are supporting the other side, news would not have the result to being so sensationalistic and polarizing, and perhaps unfettered media access to events could become the powerful tool it should be.
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