The Media, Wag The Dog, And The Media

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Throughout history, the United States have had 44 Presidents serving for the good of the people in the executive office. As citizens of the United States, we have witnessed the many scandals of information that we are given to be true on the media to publicize a political issue. This is known as propaganda, which generally means “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view” (Google definition). In 1802, the press released information that President Thomas Jefferson was having an affair with a slave that he owned. In 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant was exposed for tax evasion scandals and bribery. In 1998, President Bill Clinton was accused of a sex scandal with the White House Staffer Monica Lewinsky. Not to mention, the conspiracy theories that ground…show more content…
Because the dog is smarter than the tail. If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog” (Wag the Dog). This basically means the attention is purposely being changed to a different direction from something of greater importance to something lesser important represented by newspapers, websites, and television. In Wag the Dog, a film producer whom the name is Stanley Moss his hired by the Presidents’ aid to come up with a story about a fake war in Albania. The reason the fake war is put together is to get the attention off of the President about a sex scandal that a flyer fly girl accused the President of sexual misconduct. The idea behind the fake war is to tell the United States citizens that Albanian terrorist secretly placed a bomb into the United States by using the Canadian border. Just like any other scandal that is swept under the rug, the story spins when the Stanley Moss, Conrad Brean, Winifred Ames, and the President creates a patriotism to distract what was in the media that the President engaged in sexual misconduct with an underage
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