All the techniques applied by the American interrogators are brutal, disgusting and completely unnecessary. Some questions came about, such as, where did a New York newspaper get its information about such interrogations from? ... ... middle of paper ... ...r the all the public to see. If he had indeed turned against the war in the eleven years after the ceasefire then he may have done the interview to show the atrocities and horrific crimes being committed as revenge. We can also assume this source is biased as it only explains one view of the war.
People believe it was because of how the media reported the war. It was said that “during the Vietnam war, journalism and news media unintentionally caused a massive shift of American citizens viewpoint of the war.” The reason for this was because it was the first time people could write and report to the American citiz... ... middle of paper ... ...vented losing the Vietnam war, nor would it have stopped Hitler coming to power, or World War II. However, without all these things in the way, it definitely could have helped avoid a lot of the problems that were caused because of Media, nuclear weapons, and people with “more power” than others. A world full of peace is far beyond reach, especially now with all the power everything has. WORKS CITED: "War, Propaganda and the Media."
While the effects of Watergate had far-reaching consequences for journalism, not everything to come out of the scandal came to be positive. As a result of the Watergate scandal many journalists try to find a Watergate like story even where there is none, Monicagate is a perfect example. In addition, many critics of the media argue since Watergate many people have become disenfranchised with Media's constant negativity. Another result of Watergate is the use of the media as a tool for political sabotage. Finally, the media of today bombards the average person with so much news everyday it becomes hard for one to decipher what is actual news and what is just a heap of garbage.
The reason that the happenings in My Lai, 1968 were so unpopular is because it was the first time that people back home, in USA and all around the world saw what was actually happening to innocent citizens who had done nothing wrong, as a result of Search and Destroy missions. The My Lai Massacre was the first incident to be televised during the war and therefore, it was only then that people realised what was actually happening in Vietnam. This caused a major uproar, which many people were involved in. Students played a major role, running demonstrations against the War, Veterans from the war threw their medals away in disgrace at what was happening, as well as a few more individuals, Richard Nixon, Coretta King, Dr Spock, Roger Laporte and Norman Morrison, who all did their own thing to symbolise the wrongs of the war. Teach-ins on why the USA should leave Vietnam, Railway Blocks with human barricades, Campus Demonstrations, Huge Public Demonstrations, Burning Draft Papers and even to the drastic case of burning themselves to death.
The war in Vietnam got a lot of attention – mostly negative attention. Veterans were not welcomed back in the country; instead, they were treated as outcasts. There is one thing and one thing only to blame for this. The media. The media gave the war terrible press and soon the citizens began to believe everything and anything they heard or saw.
The media also focused on the possibility that iraq has weapon of mass destruction to brainwash people’s opinion on this war. However they government didn’t find any proofs “ We all have witnessed the media propaganda carried by the US media and especially by CNN before the war on Iraq, however the press was unable to adequately cover every second and provide detailed information about the war due to the management of the news and information provided by reporters. “One key example of this media failure is worth examining in greater detail. In Octobor 1990, testimony before the US house of Representatives Human Rights Caucus told of Iraqi atrocities, particularly how Iraqi soldiers had removed babies from incubators in a Kuwait Hospital and talem the incubators back to iraq and leaving the infants to die in the hospital floor.
The influence of the media was a problem because at the start of the war, they were reporting and talking about how communism was the enemy, but as it went on the media started to spread the message that there were things going on that were in the wrong. An example of this was the my lai massacre which took so many innocent lives for the recovery of two weapons. The reason this was made even worse was because the government had kept it from the public for a year after it had happened, so the people felt their trust was neglected. They tried to show people what was happening, taking pictures of children running from napalm attacks, innocent people being held prisoner or murdered. Because of this, the American public thought this was happening all the time and went against the war.
The Pentagon Papers contained private information about the Vietnam War. Daniel Ellsberg, who worked for the Department of Defense Study of the U.S. political and military involvement in the Vietnam War, got ahold of this private information. Daniel decided that what was going on wasn’t right, and we wanted the rest of the country’s citizens to know what was really going on. He copied and sent these papers to the New York Times and had them release the information for the public to read (networks). Once the citizens realized the truth about Vietnam, they were ready to start fighting for a change.
She talks about how innocent Muslims were attacked after 9/11 where they were “being pulled out [of their houses], beaten in the streets [and mosques were being firebombed]” (3). According to Mogahed, people were treating Muslims as if they were a tumor in the body of America. “The only question is, are [they] malignant or benign” (3)? “A malignant tumor you extract altogether, and a benign tumor you just keep under surveillance”, just like the Muslims were treated (Mogahed, 3). Building up the argument, she illustrates her experience of driving across Middle America after the attack, crouching as low as she could in her seat, and for the first time ever, she was afraid to identify herself as a Muslim (Mogahed, 3).
Once the American public could see exactly what was happening and how the civilian life was being treated impacted many people so much that they could no longer support what the United States was doing over in Vietnam. The goal of this paper is to show how the use of Agent Orange changed many people’s perspective of the war in Vietnam. Why has the use of Agent Orange become so controversial? The Americans dropped the atomic bomb to end World War II and did not have the backlash that it had, and still has, with Agent Orange. The ver... ... middle of paper ... ...Ballatine Books, 1995.