The civil unrest, is definitely at its highest peak in the United State of America. It’s been more than 50 days, but the unrest is not going to cease. Much of these details are gathered from the media. To be more precise, very big names are coming up with the news. This is one of the reasons why, people are not willing to do any fact checks. And, President Donald Trump is known for saying that fake media is the biggest enemy of the people! Even those who work in the industry believe that “some” media institutions are keen in pushing news. It could be to win an election, or make some extra bucks. This makes the President true than ever. There are a dozen media sources that keep pushing fake news, now and then. And, this is bad.
New about the Police
The talk about fake news, would be incomplete without the one around police officers. Hundreds of news articles appeared online about police officers, snatching people without any badges. In fact, the Federal Court even ruled out the incident. You may even question about the morality of the incident. But, there could be protocols and reasons behind these news, whether they happened or not. The eruption of news about the country’s police officers has done serious damage to the reputation of the country.
One of the finest ways to combat the spreading of fake news, is by letting people speak! It wouldn’t be difficult for someone to come out, and put forward their opinion. Especially, if the news is fake. After all, there are many podcasts and radio channels, where people voice their opinions, for and against the news they hear. These people are not going to tell you whether the act is right or wrong, instead, it is all about telling if the news is fake or not.
Trump has always considered the media as the enemy of the people. But, he has been extremely specific. His focus is on media that keeps publishing fake news, and spreading them to the common man. To move to a next level, he has quoted famous names too. This includes big ones like “CNN” and “Washington Post”.
For example, the incident discussed above, was published in the Washington Post. Here, the news article read that “Federal officers arrived in unmarked vans and detained Portland protestors”. Well, doesn’t this sound scary? Much of the tone and words used in the post make the incident appear quite serious. However, reality could be a little different.
The only truth about this post would be “unmarked van”. Indeed, the vans were not marked. The story gradually turns into a fake one, with the following lines:
- The news claims the police officers to be unidentified. Well, like it or not, these are police officers. And, there is no need for an “exaggeration” as unidentified officers. The only unmarked item in the entire incident would be the “vans”.
- The story also claims that the police officers didn’t have badges. In real, everyone knows about the institutions these officers belong too.
- The news continues to read that the protestors are spreading their reach to other cities. Once again, the incident is limited to Portland, and not anywhere else in the country. This is where the news gets twisted, and starts to become unreal.
- By the end of the story, the police officers became federal agents and then secret police services.
It doesn’t stop here, the story keeps rolling, on and on.
Within a matter of time, the entire story evolved and it focused on the Republican Party. This is what makes the news industry very interesting. The story began with protestors in Portland, and eventually ended up with the Republic Party. And, the way a series of events are connected, to find a common conclusion (the political parties) makes the whole news fake. And, this is what President Donald Trump keeps stressing on.
The moment a story is seen, it is changed and new stories are written upon the old one. With two videos of police officers in unmarked vans, the news industry is able to frame a “Crisis in the Republic Party”.
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