1) Which side do you fall on for the WikiLeaks debate? Was Assange right to post the information that he did? Is it free speech or does it hurt us? What are your thoughts/reactions to the Buffalo News article?
Freedom of speech, he can do whatever he likes he wasn’t hurting anyone but then the USA says that he was hurting us but I see no difference. The buffalo news treats him like he is this evil person and that he killed all are secrets but I don’t agree with their comments on him.
2) Considering what you’re read, the piece we listened to last night, your experiences with the news, and the NPR bill we talked about–Is the new biased? Explain your thoughts. Do not focus on Fox News or MSN or other 24 hour news stations. Instead consider more traditional outlets–our regular stations (ABC, NBC, CBS), newspapers, radio, etc.
ABC, NBC, CBS are to happy friendly news, Fox News I think cover the news a lot better when it comes to story’s like this. I feel like those news don’t cover it correct.
3) What is the correlation between the piece we listened to from This American Life and the movie Network?
The network was a story about getting high ratings and they don’t care how they active that. They took a man who wasn’t healthy and exposed him to the world showing off his crazy side. Then in the end kill him off, crazy movie.
4) Remember I said Network was originally written as a parody.
“TV is show business.” -Diana
“We’re in the boredom killing business.”-Howard
“…all boredom amused.” -Jensen (Who also argued there are no nations, no people, just money.)
Does what Network reflect today’s evening news hour? If so, how? If not, explain. What similarities or differences are there between the current TV news and The Howard Beale Show? Could Network happen today? Does it?
I think no news show is anything like The Howard Beale Show unless people think that the Jerry Springer Show is really a news show. Most shows now of days are happy news show, even if they have bad news they act normal show no emotion. No excitement in the real world news, that’s why you need to watch the higher channel shows the excitement with what is going on in the world.