The media has been causing problems and clashes in opinions probably ever since the television was invented. The media probably started out OK, but after a while, they started twisting opinions and stories, and taking sides. I think that the media is going to twist a story to make it more interesting once too many times, and someone is going to sue them badly for it. I would like to prove that the media sometimes messes up the truth.
The media sometimes finds a certain person and makes his/her story sound worse and sadder so that they can get sympathy for that person and then asks people to send money to help the person out. Not that that is a bad intention, but it is none of our business. I think that the media should just publish pictures, and then let you choose who you want to feed.
There is also the possibility that the only reason that big news companies just need filler for their network, so they go to another country to find some story on miserable people. If I was in some tribe in Africa or something I would not want anyone bothering me by putting a camera in my face.
I would want the money to buy food, but if someone over in America just needed my story for filler, I wouldn’t be too happy.
It should be the tribe’s leader that should have to get the tribe out of trouble in any way that he could. It is not our business to send them our money to get food for the people that got themselves into trouble, but I think it makes people feel good to donate things to needy people. I just think that the media isn’t telling people the whole story. Maybe the starving people spent all their money on drugs? I doubt that many people would send their hard earned cash if they knew that the person was just going to buy more drugs with it.
I think that the media has been messing up stories and opinions, but I’m sure that they did some good work also. It would be pretty hard to get every little single fact right, but they shouldn’t change things to make them sound more interesting. I think that by the media’s mistakes and their twisting things, they have given many people false impressions or gotten hopes up just to be broken. If they would just try a little harder, then not as many people would be upset and the media would get a better reputation, but they still shouldn’t bug into other people’s business. They have good intentions, but it just gets them into trouble.