The Separation Of Powers And The Checks And Balances Essay
American political writer and reporter, Walter Lippman, claims that the job of the media is to “provide a picture of reality upon which the citizen can act.” Unfortunately, these pictures are often edited, cropped, framed, disproportionated, or even a combination of the above.
The link is decaying, rotting. Journalism is decaying, rotting.
The first signs of decay start to appear around the Vietnam War. When news reporters and writers in Vietnam send home horrifying images of civilians, children, burned by US napalm droppings and overall negative results on the American side of the war, the government gets concerned at the increase in anti-war sentiment and undermining of American patriotism and trust in the government. Then a few years after the end of the war, the Pentagon…