We watched Newsies last night. Interesting family film. Recognize Christian Bale here?
A line jumped out at me and I can't get it out of my head. Pulitzer says "Power of the press is the greatest power of them all. I tell this city how to think. I tell this city how to vote. I shape it’s future."
How true is that? Do you think we are so easily influenced? Do you think we as americans are so easily influenced?
Another scene stands out:
DAVID: Why didn’t the Sun print the story?
DENTON: Because it never happened
RACETRACK: What do you mean it never happened? You were there!
KID BLINK: You wrote it!
DENTON: It’s not in the papers, it never happened.
If it's not in the news, it didn't happen. Even if it happened, it didn't happen.
Want a laughable example? Watch this and count with me. She asks how many feel Biden won the debate....show of hands. She then asks how many feel Palin won the debate....show of hands. She responds that it is an overwhelming win for Biden. What do you think?
News journalists bad at math? News journalists with an agenda? I'm beginning to feel like Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory.