The shooting of Trayvon Martin and the Afghanistan massacre are examples of recent stories being swayed and built by the media. The media never seem to be able to wait until all the facts come out in a story. Two men’s lives are in the balance. While we seek justice for those whose lives have been taken, do we want truth or quick revenge?
The media do everything they can in the name of free speech to stir up every unthinking person’s passions to violence and revenge; unfortunately our society is full of these people. If media corporations would just wait until investigations are completed, a more truthful reporting would be given to the public. But ratings are made or unmade on sensationalism and half-truths.
With great power comes even greater responsibility. The media don’t seem to care about that anymore.