Dan Rather, who does the CBS “Evening News”, was accused of a counterfeit story that could have brought down George Bush, particularly because it was released right before the election.
The report focused on George Bush’s service in the National Guard, and weather it actually happened or not.
Also in May 2004, businessman Nick Berg was beheaded at the hands of Islamic militants.
The media helped the politicians cover up the reality by not letting these graphic pictures be shown.
Only a small article was released by the New York Times, and the rest of the media questioned what Bush would do about these atrocious attacks on the United States.
Nevertheless, the media can also be good, when it comes to the war we are involved in right now.
“…these ties cannot help but seriously bias and compromise news coverage (1)”; therefore the whole truth is not given.
If the media is allowed to have free reign about what they are allowed to say, it could easily bring down the career of any politician it is against.
The media helped to comfort Filipinos living in the United States.
The media has a tremendous effect on politics and the politicians themselves.