An Open Letter to The Media
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An Open Letter to The Media

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An Open Letter to The Media

Dear all media outlets:

I have a bone to pick with you. I have always had a great interest in current events, politics, and watching the news. This has influenced what I’m currently studying and what I hope to go into. But there’s this problem I have, and I know I’m not the only one that thinks it. Though you claim to be bipartisan, not a single one of you are. I will be frank and say that my generation is sick of it.

There is not a single news source I completely trust because you’re all money driven and cater to either a liberal or conservative audience. You glamorize stories just to make a profit. You start mindless debates and attack the opposing political view to create hype. You claim you’re presenting the facts, but I don’t remember the last time I heard a “fact” that was biasedly charged.

This really upsets me because I want to know what’s going on in the world. I want to be able to form my own opinion based on factual sources. You may think you’re giving the audience what they want, but you’re actually driving my generation away. Hardly any of my peers watch the news or read news articles because they are biased. My generation doesn’t know what is happening in the world, and it’s a disgrace. We choose to be ignorant because we don’t want to listen to political parties bickering over inane debates.

If you really want to make a change, start reporting facts and then state your opinion. Don’t phrase facts to agree with your opinion.

I really would like to find a source that I can trust, and I know I’m not the only one. I believe that once my generation finds a truly bipartisan source, not only will we know more about current events and politics but also great change will be enacted. It’s not that we don’t want to make a difference. It’s that we don’t know how to go about changing the world without you falsely reporting or sticking a label on it.


A frustrated news junkie

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