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Politics and Businesses Control over the Mass Media

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Majority of people in the world believe that they live in a modern society and have more technology resources available such as the internet, TV, Radio and newspapers to know the causes behind the events that happened in the past or happening in the present. Examples of those events are the 9/11 terrorist attack in the USA, the invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. I will argue that most of the official information that comes from the media is not as reliable as it pretends to be in the eyes of the common people. This paper will prove some conspiracies associated with the Vietnam War, the 9/11 attack in the USA and the Iraq War.

There is a group of powerful political leaders or some wealthiest families in the world who controls the knowledge of the truth by the mass media and other major social structures as the high level government officials, private organizations for example the CIA, large co-operations and the political groups to maintain their political or social power over the common people. The term ``power ``classified very well by the author Samuel P. Huntington in his book “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” “Power is the ability of one person or group to change the behaviour of another person or group. Behaviour maybe changed through inducement coercion or exhortation, which require the power-wielder to have economic, military, institutional, demographic, political, technological, social, or other resources. The power of a state or group is hence normally estimated by measuring the resources it has at its disposal against those of the other states or groups it is trying to influence”. (82-83) Since, media is the major source and plays a significant role for governments, political party...

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... the institution’s top level or the directors. Exposing the truth will undoubtedly cost their job. Therefore, we should be critical when we are pressured to accept information provided by governments or other administration in the form of media.

Bibliography

1. Huntington, Samuel P. “The Fading of the West: Power, Culture, and Indigenization.” The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. (1997) 83-84

2. Brandt, John R. “Conspiracy Revealed” Industry Week 249.18 (2000): 19-20

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3. Tuathail, Gearoid O. “Just Out Looking For a Fight; American Affect and the Invasion of Iraq” Antipode 35.5 (2003): 857

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