The media and it’s influence during 9/11

By: Amelia Gutierrez

9/11 was the powerful event that launched chaos, misunderstanding, and more debt than one would’ve ever imagined. It was also an outlet to launch and push careers of Journalists and report stories that informed society the 5W’s. Unfortunately, the case was not so. Americans were misled with false accusations by the President Bush and the Bush administration, as well as the media who didn’t research the attack enough. The misleading information was a result of trying to provide comfort to the American people.

The words of the president were what the media was following instead of what Osama bin Laden had to say. The American government was not thinking rationally during and after 9/11. America saw Osama as the culprit of the attack and accused him without thinking twice. Society was hearing a America’s account of what happened, not Osama’s story. The country was manipulated and saw Osama as the enemy and President Bush as the hero. The media reported biased and false information without a reputable source. This strategy affected the public tremendously. The President was viewed horribly and the media was viewed as biased information with an agenda. Americans lost trust in the media and the government.

Published in: on April 21, 2011 at 1:25 am  Leave a Comment  

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