They may have gone about their lives, unaffected by events thousands of miles away. Through media's constant broadcasting of the events, the terror of September 11 has reached more people then if the media had not discussed it as much. The implications are controversial, hypothetical and difficult to resolve. Television: the stage for terrorists "Many of today's terrorists have learned an important lesson about this technological age: that television news organizations can be forced into becoming the link between terrorists and their audience" (127). All a terrorist needs is a crime that's newsworthy.
They continue to present valid arguments and with that also accusing the practice of malice. Malice, according to Chapman and Harris, is th... ... middle of paper ... ...ay from other matters with more promise of making the country a better place” (Chapman & Harris, para. 9). Both seem to believe that we, as the American people, make ourselves look like the victims because of how the media portrays the incidents that are related to terrorism. There are many other incidents across the globe that are killing more and more people every day.
Media coverage during a tragic event can affect people very negatively or positively nationally, depending on the matter at hand. It also has been an eye opener for nations around the world. With national tragedies, it is unknown on what the benefits of media communication could be and/or become. The negative effects of media coverage are proven to be quite unbelievable, especially after events such as the Kennedy assassination. In recent statistics from 2001, 24 percent of Americans had heard of the assassination through television, 23 percent heard it from the radio, 13 percent from phone calls, 36 percent from personal contacts and 4 percent from other unknown source (America Rebounds).
When the issue was brought up people around the nation’s people have split into many sections. Those range form people who support that it could cut crimes to those who believe that it would end some of our freedom.1 [l1] The issue of nation ID card has been implement in some countries around the world. Comparing those countries with the United States, it seems like there is a big difference between the people and the economy. Having such a system will probably ruin what we have now like privacy, rights, and possible being force into a communist country. National ID card The attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th struck us hard, both physically and emotionally.
Terrorism, as destructive and heart breaking as it is has helped the United States as a country because it has forced the United States to enhance security to better protect the people who reside here. The day that the attacks on The World Trade Center took place was a truly devastating day to be an American. There was so many casualties, so many were left injured, dead, sick, mentally or physically, and there was a huge economic loss. In developing my argument, I do so in the following way. First, I discuss the war on terror generally and how terrorists can be found among any type of person.
Persuasive Essay In the world today one never knows what to expect, The Attacks of September the 11th were only the beginning of our nation being challenged. Lately there has been a large amount of worldwide media coverage showing the damage of the world, attacks on churches, embassies, hotels, as well as schools. Any particular areas were Americans are or where there are large groups of people inhibit. And yet this is not only Americas war it is a war that we are all receiving impact from. Many Israeli’s may feel that Americans deserve to be punished, and many are upset with Yasir Arfat, as a result of their anger suicide bombers feel that they need to take a stand for their cause at the expense of themselves as well as other’s primarily Americans.
Many questions were brought to the attention of the public eye, such as why the September 11 attacks weren’t diffused prior to the deaths of innocent Americans. Questions of this nature became centered around Al-Qaeda’s insurgence living in and abroad the United State, as the main culprit in the 9/11 attacks. These attacks on U.S. soil revealed a direct correlation to the failure to report issues, and the U.S. unwillingness to address problems before they escalated. This tragic event brought up many pubic, political, and international concerns to strengthen security in and around our nation in order to prevent future terror groups from causing death and destruction once again. The main emphasis was to “wage war on terror”, a slogan George Bush Jr. incorporated in his quest to eliminate terrorism all across the world.
“If the media were not there to report terrorist acts and to explain their political and social significance...terrorism as such would cease to exist” said John O'Sullivan, an editor of the Times of London.1 This is also the way many other people feel about the recent increase in terrorist activity; they feel that the media is causing it. The media is doing this by fulfilling the terrorists' need for publicity.2 Terrorists need media publicity in order to get their views spread to the public.3 Because of this need for publicity, terrorists are committing their acts of terrorism in areas where a lot of publicity will be gained; the United States and Western Europe are the most recent targets. The bombings of the federal building in Oklahoma City and the Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta are current examples of terrorists seeking publicity in the United States.4 Terrorists' need for publicity has been around for a long time, but new media technologies are causing the problem to grow faster than ever.5 Terrorism is growing at an impressive rate of 12 to 15 percent per year.6 The media cause many problems besides helping terrorists. They inspire more terrorism to happen, cause terrorist attacks to be bigger, cause problems with authorities, and cause ineffective laws to be passed. To solve these problems, government censorship and self-regulation have been suggested.
The news media can help terrorists just by reporting their frightful acts to a mass audience. If the media wasn’t so focused on terrorism, how would that affect the terrorist? If nobody knows about some particular terrorist group then would the terrorist group or the individual terrorist continue on their path of destruction? These questions are most likely to never be answered because there is no way that the media is just going to completely stop reporting these events. The mass media generally covers terrorism at a rate of nine incidents per day worldwide (The Media’s Role in International Terrorism).
After the attacks the national news reports were filled with stories about Americans of Middle Eastern decent being targets for hat crimes and unnecessary violence. At this point in time, Americans of every gender, race and religion need to focus on who are nations true enemies are. The attacks on America left me with a mix of emotions and unanswerable questions. I went to sleep on September 11th feeling unsettled. However in the days to follow I felt angered watching the news reports about how ignorant American's had been acting towards citizens of Middle Eastern descent.