Dear American Media, Please Stop Digging Up Useless Fake News
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Dear American Media, Please Stop Digging Up Useless Fake News

Give us the truth. Or give us nothing.

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Dear American Media, Please Stop Digging Up Useless Fake News
Kayla Velasquez

We all know what the media in America is like these days. It's hard to hide from the news when there's a new article posted on social media every 30 seconds. Somebody dug up some new dirt about this person or that person in politics or in Hollywood. A media "source" claims this politician lied about something so many years ago and it's the latest scandal that will get them fired.

Part of the issue with all these scandals rocking America right now is the media’s endless digging of “dirt” on people in the public eye. Forget about finding anything good about a person. The media puts so much effort into finding all the negative things about a person. Did you get called into the principal’s office in second grade for calling someone a name at recess? The media will find out about it.

Let’s examine the issue currently in the news about President Trump having sex with porn star Stormy Daniels many years ago. From what I see from the media, the two had sex while he was building a business and he wanted to keep it quiet. Stormy Daniels’ attorney gave details about the two signing the nondisclosure agreement but he wouldn’t give details about President Trump supposedly threatening Stormy with violence if she spoke about the incident.

Sounds shady to me. It sounds like Stormy Daniels and her attorney are lying about the threats of violence to create controversy, gain attention in the media, and aid the media in digging up dirt on President Trump. I could be wrong, but I won’t find out until the media digs up some more “dirt.”

Now don’t get me wrong, please. I understand that some of the dirt the media digs up is true and the incidents are bad. Consequences should be dealt with where they are deserved. What I’m tired of hearing is the amount of negativity. The media doesn’t even attempt to find something good about a person.

With so much negativity in the news, on TV, and on social media, people in this country are likely to get exceedingly angrier. A world full of angry people will only breed more anger. Eventually we’ll start turning on our friends and family for the slightest disagreements.

We need to understand that people do bad things and we will disagree with the actions of others. We need to understand why other people do the things they do. Some actions need to be forgiven. Some actions need to be punished. Some actions need to be left in the past. And lastly, some actions should not be emphasized with lies.

The media needs to back off. The media needs to STOP emphasizing lies to get attention. If we boycott the media and only focus on the truth, we can teach the liars to stop doing wrong.

I am not here to support or bash any specific public figure. I merely used President Trump and Stormy Daniels as an example of the media encouraging potential lies. Agree with me if you wish. Politely disagree if you desire. I am here to focus on the media portraying the truth and leaving silly “dirt” in the ground.

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