Chapter One Thoughts and Discussion.
Many of the topics covered in chapter one can be pretty difficult to think about and problem solve. One of the largest problems the media faces today is probably bias. Before I get started, I want to express my thoughts on media bias and why I am not totally for using media to display the truth in a lot of cases. For the first part, I do feel like a lot of the times the media stretches the truth to fit their version of the truth so they can get people to have the same view point as them. This is why searching for the facts is so true. It brings up the topic of objectivity and if it is actually relevant in the media in today’s times.
In a sense, I almost feel like objectivity does not exist in political media and even some local news. If we define objectivity, we are talking about truth that is not influenced by any outside behavior than what actually, truly happened. Most of the time in political media (or any media), most groups publish material that fits their belief system and calls it truth. Even then, you will also see examples of these media groups blowing certain topics out of the water. My biggest question when it comes to biased is this…
As a society, shouldn’t we want nothing but the truth? Shouldn’t we be hungry to know what is actually happening rather than what someone’s opinion is? Bottom line is we shouldn’t allow other’s opinions to influence ours… but we do. We shouldn’t allow other people’s bias effect us… but we do. There’s one simple solution to making sure that journalism isn’t being used for malicious brain washing, and it starts with us as a society. Demand for the truth and don’t fall into biased media team’s traps. Give truth where it needs to be fed and don’t report biased yourself.
That is the simple solution. Stop feeding the wrong fire.