2016-11-18 / Letters

Student cautions public about media

To the editor:

Nowadays people tend to believe everything they hear and see from the media. It plays a very important role in our daily life. For instance, it is the easiest and fastest way of getting information about what’s happening around the world. It keeps us updated with the current events and most importantly, educates us about different cultures.

However, many people don’t know that the media isn’t always reliable and many times it spreads out false information, which is a big problem in almost every country. This includes popular channels where they only show us the terrible incidents. Terrorists are getting more attention than people that actually changed the world in positive way. A good example would be a great man called Muhammad Ali who was a Muslim who fought against racism and stood up for his beliefs during the worst times; however, the media wouldn’t show us that, but instead only the so called extremist Muslims. As they are brainwashing us and making us believe what they want us to believe, by spreading lies and wrong assumptions? This most likely leads to racism, anti-socialism and conflicts.

This is why people need to wake up and stop relying on the media but instead, start looking at things in a positive way, because there is good and bad people everywhere and our job as human beings is to help one another. Let us spread this message to everyone and help create a change.

Mohammad Abdallah Jordan

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