Why Americans Feel More Sympathy For Western Terrorism? Essay

1627 Words Dec 15th, 2016 7 Pages
To return to the idea of students at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, those attending are aware of the faulty design of the world of media surrounding them because a majority of them have grown up alongside media. They are aware of the shortcomings— that not all sources are credible. This understanding already sets students apart from the general population that includes people who are not as active with technology as students at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign as well as people of older generations that are not as familiar with the effects of Western media. Public opinion is largely carried by a demographic that continues to allow Western media to shape their thoughts, one that students at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign do not conform to. Costello (2016), a former student at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign wrote an article for the Daily Illini, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign 's independent student newspaper, called “why Americans feel more sympathy for western terrorism”. In it, Costello (2016) explains that the U.S. population is brainwashed into thinking that there is a certain demographic of people that are active in instigating terroristic acts and that Americans can never be the perpetrator in those types of situations. The student written article showcases that students are more than active in the discussion and are fighting the values that are attached to the subjective reporting of terror events.

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