Corruption Indifference, And Ignorance In Government Case Study

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Facts Corruption, indifference, and ignorance in government are the important facts in this case study. The attempt to stifle free speech through slander or worse, is what President Theodore Roosevelt did to journalist of his day. The journalist David Graham Phillips wrote a paper about political corruption, indifference, and ignorance that was happening among associates of President Theodore Roosevelt. Phillips wrote, “Treason is a strong word, but not too strong, rather too weak to characterize the situation in which the Senate is the eager, resourceful, indefatigable agent of interests as hostile to the American people as any invading army could be, and vastly more dangerous” (Shafritz and Borick 2011). President Theodore Roosevelt labeled the journalist with a negative term pulled out of…show more content…
The name calling the President Theodore Roosevelt did only helped to draw more attention to the writing of the journalists similarly when Ed McFadden of Verizon back in March of 2014 tweeted ““This happens when a lazy and unethical reporter writes with something other than his crayons.” In response to an investigative story about the major cell phone companies titled “Wireless companies fight for their futures: A rare auction of valuable frequencies has sent the big four carriers on a lobbying spree that may determine who controls your cell phone.” The Senior Reporter Allan Holmes, tried for months to interview the major players in the cell phone companies and when the executives stonewalled him he eventually ran the story anyway. Ed McFadden of Verizon eventually tweeted an apology but his statement and apology drew more attention to the story so in this case and in the case of President Theodore Roosevelt name-calling
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