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November 28, 2005

We the Media (Ch 3-5) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I thought that chapter 5, The Gates Come Down was very interesting. I especially liked the story at the beginning of the chapter about Trent Lott and his basically saying that America would have been a much better place had there still been segregation. The media barely covered this story. That, however, did not stop bloggers and emailers from being outraged. People of all beliefs and backgrounds came together on the internet and talked about their feelings. I thought this was interesting because how often can you get DIFFERENT people with different beliefs and opinions together to go back and forth, on any topic that they want. In this case, though, it was interesting that the bloggers were just as angry that the media ignored this story as they were at Lott for making the comments that he did.

Posted by CheraPupi at November 28, 2005 3:34 PM


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