The amount of times I have disagreed with the media opinion can’t even be counted. I hate the way their stories lean into the same opinion as their sponsors.
Recently there has been a lot of press on Romanians and Bulgarians immigrating to the UK. I was shocked to see the daring of some media sources in strongly fighting against this just to change their mind halfway through 2013.
Taking the Guardian as an example they started off in January 2013 with a huge anti-Romanians and Bulgarians campaign. They launched a challenge to their audience to come up with the worst things that characterise England and create visuals that would then be used in the 2 eastern European countries. I was shocked to see how the English could lower themselves to talk badly about their own country just to achieve such goals. You’d think they’d have more respect then that.
These were the products of the challenge.
Just thinking about the fact that these are opinions of English people about their own culture and country makes me wonder what happened to the great English reputation about its people being loyal to the queen and country.
But getting back to the subject of media hypocrisy, after the summer 2013 it started being clear that the impending so called ‘invasion’ could not be stopped so suddenly the Guardian has changed its opinion and started supporting it. The articles now reveal the fact that the fear of immigrants comes from myths and tales about mafia and kidnappings etc. They reinforce the idea that a society should not be generalised as bad just because of the few bad people. Every country has them and it should not be discriminated because of it.
The sad part is that the media still have a high influence over people and their mentality and it will continue on manipulating the public unless we do something about it. So, what are we going to do about it?