When the right has control of it, government IS the problem, as in starting illegal wars, illegal wiretapping (Judge just ruled on that one yesterday), massive theft from the middle and lower classes in favor of the super-rich, Guys who tout Family Values having gay sex in airports, ... ... middle of paper ... ...machine disguised as a news station. That makes you a Republican. Hell, if I were a conservative, I would be mad as hell! Not at the liberals and moderates, who after all have only been pushing for the things that liberals and moderates always push for, but at the conservative "leaders" who have betrayed the very essence of conservatism. I would be angry as hell at the Glenn Becks and Rush Limbaughs of the world who cynically manipulate both their listeners and their party for monetary gain, and for fame.
"Every paper almost we open speaks contemptuously of Van Buren's prospects for the presidency." (Wilson 1984) The New York American even declared: "Mr. Van Buren consorts most naturally with the degraded and vile--for among them he is a superior... The good we desire we may not be able to attain; but the evil we dread, the great and menacing evil, the blighting disgrace of placing Martin Van Buren, illiterate, sycophant, and politically corrupt, at the head of this great republic... we can avert it and such a consummation is surely worth some trouble." (Tebbel 1985) With the press he wanted on his side backfiring on him like this, it is no wonder why he was not elected to a second term as president of the United States. As you see, the press was, and is, a very fickle group.
Also, it hits home when Mack states that Chavez supports terrorists. In a country that fears terrorism as heavily as the United States, a statement like that automatically portrays him as an enemy, not only to his people, but to American citizens as well. Similarly, he was the main rival in the region for the Bush administration and they labeled him a demagogue (Katel 1). The word demagogue has a negative connotation by itself. It depicts him as a manipulator, as someone that does things for the sole purpose to rise to power.
The conflict with France, the high taxes needed to keep the army and navy operating, and the poor legislative faux pas Congress made during period time, all cast a negative reflection on President Adams. This provided his opponents, like Hamilton, Burr, and even Jefferson, with political leverage to use against him, just as politicians and political parties do in our own modern era. If Adams were a dictator, then one must ask would the citizens elect his son to be the future president, twenty-four years later? Or, how his grandson, Charles Francis Adams, became America’s minister to London. Apparently the citizenry remembered President Adams in a positive, democratic way, and not as a dictator.
In 2013 Edward Snowden, a now 30 year old technical assistant to the US Central Intelligence Agency met with Guardian news reporters and illegally leaked classified information from his government laptops. Shortly thereaf... ... middle of paper ... ...rs were released it could be incredibly detrimental. With nearly every person on the internets data filed away it can be difficult to manage such massive databases. Society has been changed by Snowden. People, regardless of their political party have been affected by his leaks.
On March 31, a $1 billion trial between Apple and Samsung began in California court. Apple was accusing Samsung of infringing on software patents related to its iPhone. These two companies used to get along great. Their legal battle started long after Samsung started selling Android devices. Apple founder Steve Jobs hated Android and once called it a “stolen” product — a ripoff of the iPhone.
Unfortunately for Nixon, the tapes weren’t enough and the prosecutor defied the president in the United States District Court. The Dis... ... middle of paper ... ...journalistic work strengthened the media business, politics suffered greatly. The Government suffered as well because the feeling of trust is no longer abundant. Alexander Pope sums up how America has changes since the Scandal at Watergate. "Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace."
Woodward and Bernstien could not get a hold of Segretti very easily but when t... ... middle of paper ... ...ven though this annoyed the OPEC nations and was causing a big crisis on the U.S. home front. The American culture was portrayed very well in this novel. It shows how everyone in the U.S. trusted and supported they're elected officials and very rarely doubted them. It also portrays how political figures can get away with sabotaging a national election and get any with it without having criminal charges filed against them. The novel also portrays how people can lie to the American people and get away with it.
In late 2012, Edward Snowden started out on his ill-famed journey towards becoming the US top whistle-blower. He had initially contacted a reporter at a dependable news outlet, but for some reasons though their friendship failed to blossom. Thus, he turned to documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras who had experience in leaking restricted information having worked with past whistle-blower William Binney. By May 2013, Edward’s Snowden’s earliest articles about the US National Security Agency (NSA) were published where he divulged details of highly-classified U.S. spy programs including the NSA call database. Five months later, Snowden’s revelations had strained relationship between the US and its top allies including Britain, Germany, France, and the rest of the world.
The trial started in May 1998 with the US Justice Department and the Attorneys General of twenty US states suing Microsoft for illegally hindering competition in order to protect and extend its software monopoly. They were later sued because they were forcing computer makers to install IE onto the computers they sold. They threatened PC manufacturers with revoking their license to distribute Windows if they removed the IE icon from the initial desktop. (WIkipedia) Videotapes were submitted as evidence during court procedures. Among these tapes was one that demonstrated that removing IE from Microsoft Windows caused slowdowns and malfunctions.