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Suppose (V)
To imagine - Suppose news were presented as only hard and dry fact.
Justify (V)
To explain - Media outlets justify their decisions by saying they can only sell high-interst news.
Allege (V)
To claim - Every day reporters allege stroies to be true and present them as fact.
Judgement (N)
Decision - Journalists must rely on their own judgement.
Speculation (N)
Assumptions - In reality, they are no more than speculation or theories formed by reporters.
Perspective (N)
Point of View - News is provided to us from the perspective of the media source.
Legitimate (Adj)
Valid - Sipple had given up his right to privacy because the public has a legitimate interest in his activity.
Relevant (Adj)
Related - Sensationalism often stretches the truth and omits relevant or important facts.
Anguish (N)
Suffering - Sensationalism can also cause anguish, especially to those people mentioned in the stories.
Scrutiny (N)
Examination - Because of the ways news is used and manipulated, it should always be put under close scrutiny.