INTRO/PROBLEMS The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper,” this quote by Polish writer Stanislaw Lec sums up the problem with the news media. It is the job of the news media to provide the public with news events happening around the world. Without these news reports, people would be oblivious to what is going on around them. Our lives rest in the media's hands, and they are fully aware of this. The news is a very competitive business, and because of this what gets reported is not necessarily what the story is.
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 ratings pour in as millions of people watch no longer aware of what is going on inside them. Americans deserve the right to know the truth, and this should be provided to us without asking. The news is broken because there is too much financial political influence, news media should be evaluated, analyzed, and the facts broken down into simple journalism so that everyone can benefit from the truth. Sensationalism is an editorial bias, an over exaggeration, reporting on useless facts and turning them into something to be perceived is going to affect the public. Sensationalism, bias which is the opposite of facts, distortion of the truth and invasion of others privacy, desensitizing the public to violence.
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