A.P. Lang and Comp.
March 22, 2013
Polls by USA Today found only 36 percent of Americans believe that news organizations get the facts straight. This is a surprising statistic at quick glance, but the news today has turned more into a means of entertainment, and less of a means to get information. It’s not just the news; it’s the news media in general. Whether it’s political agenda, greed, or for the pure sake of entertainment: the news media isn’t doing their job. The United States media is becoming like the rest of TV, purely entertaining, only focused on ratings. It is not informing the public with truthful information; they are a huge reason for the political hostility in the U.S. and changes must be applied. One hopes that there will be more news management, laws on falsified news, and less of The media isn’t doing their job, plain and simple. Whether it’s fake news, skewed news, or even choosing not to report at all, the news is letting down the people it was created to inform. A study found that 73 percent of adults in America have become more skeptical about the accuracy of their news. (DailySource, ) When almost ¾ of America believes their news may be false that is a major problem. It’s like the boy who cried wolf, after so many times of reporting inaccurate news the public loses trust and that’s a big problem for Americans who should know what’s really going on in their country, not what the news media wants them to think is going on. 48 percent of the public sees misleading headlines in their paper more than once a week. (DailySource) It’s not just