Corruption in Media

Alright, So I’m writing this paper and I’m not really sure on where its goin. Where else to turn? I figured some of the writers on here might be able to help me out on this one. Discuss it do what you gotta do but lemme know where else I should be goin with it. Check the thesis and you should get and idea of where I’m going. I’d really appreciate it.


News and media are presented to us daily in a fashion that some of us might never acknowledge as being corrupt. With a barrage of implications and truth-rights we are made to believe what we ourselves cannot experience first-hand. An idea then, that we are blanketed with a false notion of the world that we live in is not far from the truth. Beyond what a corrupt media might present as factual, there is a life incongruous with conspiracy theories to be sought after.
The contention of journalism and economics is becoming an issue more-so-often then actual media coverage. The digression of an informed society is now subsiding to comedic ploys for more entertainment value and less informative reports. For example in a poll released earlier this year the Press stated that 21 percent of people from age 18 to 29 cited ?The Daily Show? and ?Saturday Night Live? as a regular informative on campaign news. This form of reporting is said to take the daily news-flood and make it more viewer friendly. I personally have trouble finding logic in reporting sarcasm as a form of vivid or clear information.
    As the world?s communications become better so do seemingly the intentions to deceive or misinform the public. As we all know knowledge is power and greater measures are being taken to keep that power limited to officials that feel they can keep control of it. As The New York Times exposed on March 13, some 20 federal agencies have spent $250 million in order to commission fake news segments for local television stations to publish. Some of these tactics include hiring established journalists to report the Pentagons fabrications and networks conveniently placing the draping flag as the background for fawning field reports. This idea is a sort of subliminal message as if to blatanly say "We are spreading democracy."
   It was stated in a particular article that Americans arent stupid, they are just good media consumers - good consumers period. To take a look at what's really factual - as America faces an impending energy crisis, the political debate emanating from Washington has been largely limited to a discussion of which new tax breaks to give to which major oil companies; all of whom have doled out millions in campaign contributions to politicians. At the same time consumers pay $3-per-gallon while on the other end of the stick ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips (the three largest U.S. oil companies) gross more than $15 billion in the first quarter. 
     So in an effort to head of the curve, Big Oil has been putting out the message that oil is actually a bad business to be a part of. The American Petroleum Institute has been running full-page advertisements in The New York Times this week that show where a hypothetical dollar spent on gas at the pump goes: 19 cents for taxes; 26 cents for refining, distribution, and service stations; and 55 cents for the crude oil. Integrated companies like ExxonMobil - which pump crude, refine it, and sell it - capture 81 cents of every dollar spent on gas. And 8.5 percent is a pretty good margin for a capital-intensive, high-volume business like oil.[/quote]

The rest of the paper should start something like this…

  "There is no doubt to the possibility that what we are consuming might be false-lead information."

I’m trying to stress the possibility of life without media; corrupt news in particular. And instead presenting the idea that creating your own values viewpoints and morals, far of from what they say is factual, and actually knowing the truth for yourself. Most of all being happy with the truth. Get my drift?

CNN proved that you could make money by broadcasting the news when most networks operated their news groups at a loss.

CNN also proved that it was more important to be first when reporting something. If CNN was wrong they believed they could fix it during the next segment.

FOX took CNN’s ideas to a whole new level and all the major networks are at least as bad as CNN while FOX is literlly in their own little world.

Good luck with your paper!

How’bout this:

FOX News.