The relationship between the media and truth has been called into question by RT, attacking the credibility of US cable networks such as Fox News.
In a culture where hits and ratings are king, the video highlights how the networks use exploitive tactics to exaggerate stories in their broadcasts.
In a video posted by RT one network producer openly declares in an interview that viewers are stimulated by “sex, conflict and fear”.
One such example on RT’s website tell she how Fox reported a UFO sighting in New York that later turned out to be a bunch of balloons.
The relationship between truth and journalism is one that has long been analysed and questioned.
When analysing jounalisms’ place in society Menon once said journalism should “provide citezens with reliable information they that need to function in a free society”.
Is it perhaps time for news networks to question their responsibilities…
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