This is one of the topics i chose from the movie "Lions for Lambs."
"What consequences might there be if the press and the media do not write the stories the government wants them to. Discuss."
In "Lions for Lambs" we get to see how the press works and how they get some of their stories from the inside. Sometimes it can be difficult for the people to rely on the press and the media, are their stories reliable?
In the film we see how reporter Janine Roth gets her story from Senator Jasper Irving.The senator “leaks” out a story about what the next move in the Iraq war will be.
He does this because he believes this is something the people in America would like to know, Janine on the other hand does not want to publish this.
What are the consequences here?
The people will not be informed about something the Senate wants them to know, and this will arise a internal conflict between the press (in this case with Janine Roth) and the government. This might evolve to a even bigger story, “ The press refuses to cooperate with the government.”
The Senators story will probably leak out anyway, maybe through a different paper. Words and statements may be twisted as the story is written by someone who wasn't in the room at the time the story came out. This will cause a lot of chaos. The government would have to do something drastic to get the story right, like holding a press conference. It would cause a lot of trouble when it was suppose to be subtle and discrete.