The connectivity and technological advancement in media industry facilitate a faster transmission of the news, updating people on the happenings all over the world. The problem with media today is being bias within their reporting. The level of their engineered consent varies from one media network to the other leaving the audience to decide the broadcasting network of their choice the media tend to be most unfair while reporting news on issues that require society approval, like politics.
An example of the recent media bias, is when the armed men allegedly from Russian military forces entered the Crimea region of Ukraine, and took control of an airport. President Obama expressed his concern and warned that there will be costs for military intervention in Ukraine, though he did not specify what the costs might be.
On the same statement, Fox News reported that everybody was shocked by the weakness of the president’s statement. According to Fox News, the Obama’s statement showed weakness and implied that his administration was not planning to intervene (Griffin, & Press, 2014). Unlike Fox news, MSNBC reiterated the president’s message by elaborating of the consequences of the Russia’s action. They even reported that the president might call off his trip to Moscow (Dann, Mitchell, Todd, & Windrem, 2014). This was a clear government stand on the Russia’s Military intervention on Ukraine.
CNN sounded neutral on the president’s statement. They dwelt on the theatrics of the Ukraine’s ousted president; how he was defiant when talking to reporters in Russia. There was a clear difference between the United States media and Aljazeera. The Qatar base media network reported that the US president had stated the United States’ position, a position which seeks to defend the right of Ukrainians to determine their own future. There was a clear difference between the United States media and Aljazeera. The Qatar base media network reported that the US president had stated the United States position, a position which seeks to defend the Ukraine citizen right to determine their own future.
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Griffin, J., & Press, A. (2014, February 28). Obama warns of 'costs' to Russia intervention in Ukraine, 'concerned' by reports of military movement. Fox News. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/28/obama-to-speak-on-ukraine- crisis/
Dann, C., Mitchell, A., Todd, C., & Windrem, R. (2014, March 1). Obama to Russia: 'There Will Be Costs' for Ukraine Intervention. NBC News. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/obama-russia-there-will-be-costs- ukraine-intervention-n41586
Agencies, A. (2014, March 1). Obama warns Russia over Ukraine intervention. <i>- Europe</i>. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/03/obama- warns-putin-over-ukraine-intervention-20143145518333568.html