388. Why Did Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds Radio Show Cause a Panic?
In the 1930’s the radio show War of Worlds caused a huge stir as many listeners thought that the fictional story of aliens attacking was real! Ronni and Brittany talk about how this was the first example of “fake news” and how media is used to stir up fear in today’s world.
253. Why Does The Media Keep Lying?
People can no longer trust what they hear on the news. “Fake” news has dominated pretty much every single media outlet. But why do they do this and what can the people do about it? Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: So I thank you and I can probably both agree […]
30. Should We Always Believe What We Hear on The News?
These days, it’s hard to always believe what you hear on the news, especially since the information is different depending on what channel you’re watching. But with so much misinformation out there, how can we be sure that the news we are getting is true? People: Jeremy Scahill Glenn Greenwald Here is the transcription […]