Although this video may seem funny at first, but when you actually think about it, it raises a few interesting questions. Most people gain the majority of their information from news outlets and so how they display news is important in regards to how people receive and even use the information.
When reporting about Ebola virus, the video clearly shows the calm and measured approach taken by the UK news teams, while in America, phrases such as “spiralling out of control” were used in relation to the virus. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirus.
Although the UK and America are in different parts of the world and are therefore affected in different ways, it does make you question what else the media choose to tell us as the public. It is questionable that if what the media tells us is actually THE truth or simply their representation of the truth. What they choose to tell us.
In reality whoever owns the media owns the truth, and in a society where increasingly “money talks”, it would be strongly advised to really think about the legitimacy of what we read, as well as cross checking, before deciding for ourselves what we believe to be fact, and what merely is just fiction.
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