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  1. Are pseudo-events revolutionary.
  2. Journalists and journalism today.
  3. The audience and tabloids.
  4. The government and the media.

According to author Daniel Boorstin, ?Hard news is supposed to be the solid report of significant matters? Soft news reports popular interests (From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-Events, 89).? America has a skewed view of what news is. Part of this is because they are not taught the difference between hard news and soft. Regardless, the public has a right to know the truth. This was the basis for creating the First Amendment protecting the press. Some of the same journalists that fall back on this law are at fault for misuse of it to project their false intentions. False intentions are the basis of all Pseudo-news. Not saying that all pseudo-news is wrong, I will further explain how this is possible more extensively in this research paper.

[...] Muckmakers. New Republic. Academic Search Premier Greppi, Michele. Today's Hot Topic: View'. Television Week. Academic Search Premier Grimm, Matthew. The Real Story of ?O'. Brandweek. Academic Search Premier Hall, Mimi. Momentum builds for fence along U.S.-Mexican border. USA Today. Academic Search Premier Hatchten, William A. The Troubles of Journalism. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. New Jersey Memmott, Mark. ?Blogers' rush to post [...]

[...] The media was created to protect the public from the government, but sometimes it seems as though the public needs protection from the media. The media has teamed up with politicians that sponsor ads to fund their business and keep them running. It would not be loyal for the media to deny favors of a paying customer. Boorstin states, recent years our successful politicians have been those most adept at using the press and other means to create pseudo events? (From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-Events, 87). [...]

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