Journalists: Friends Of The American People
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Journalists: Friends Of The American People

Being the enemy of the American people is my dream 💭📺💻📝 Fake news is my specialty!

31
Journalists: Friends Of The American People
Alejandra Zimmermann

There has been a lot of talk in the past few months about whether or not the media is enough. Should we trust the media? Are they the enemy? Are reporters trying to purposely be bias?

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to go to the Newseum in Washington D.C.. Upon going there, I knew how important media is for the American people (hello, journalist in the making). When I left, my feelings towards my future carrer only got stronger as I saw the importance of news.

The rhetoric behind the media in this political atmosphere needs to be re-evaluated.

I want to first introduce to everyone who says that the media is not for the American people a complex, yet simple piece of legislation called the 1st amendment.

We have the right to ask, the right to write whatever we want, and the right to tell the American people everything. To think that the media will always be at one's side is like asking for an 'A' on an exam you clearly failed.

It really upsets me that the media is labeled as the "enemy of the American people." No matter what party or what side you want to stand by, this statement is completely false. If the media didn't exist, no one would know ANYTHING. Yes, there are journalists not reporting on certain issues or countries, but it's not because they don't WANT to. Hard to believe but there have been so many journalists who have died just doing their job. There are so many free lancers out there trying to live in the most dangerous places.

Yes, journalists will ask the tough questions, and as far as I know, I don't live in a society where media blackout exists. It is their job to push as hard as you can (ethically) to get the answers for the American people. There will NEVER be a program that censors the "bad." Gatekeepers exist because ethics need to be implemented.

I didn't grow up thinking I want to be the enemy of the American people. I grew up wanted to be the one who gives the American people all the information they deserve. Once you are in the spotlight, it is only up to the individual to lay out how they want to be seen. Once you are the focus of the media, it is like a magnifying glass is on you 24/7 and as bad as that sounds, we have the freedom to report and with technology, sometimes a pictures reports it all too.

If you have doubts or continue to want to be hostile towards the media, question someone who works in the field or who is studying to work for the media. The media is a broad term. From print to broadcast to radio, when you say that the media is horrible, you are targeting everyone. CNN or FOX News are not their own. They are media in this society and in every other society that exists. If you blame the media as a whole, you are blaming everyone, and yeah your favorite news network too.

If you want to see the effects of such media censorship, please look at North Korea or any other communist nation. We are not that. We are better than that and we have the rights to protect us.

Signing off, a very irritated journalist.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

49387
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

31428
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

955090
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

180330
man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments