Media Opinions

Topics: West Nile virus, Niagara Falls, Niagara River Pages: 2 (623 words) Published: January 17, 2013
Minot Pettinato.
Interview three people about the media.

It’s time for some good news, says Justin Lamontagne, 19, of Fort Erie. Lamontagne says he gets most of his news from the newspaper. “I’m not one of those people who hate reporters, not at all. I think reporters are useful, I mean they grant access to the whole world through the news. Without them I would never have known about mad cow disease and then where would I be?” “Speaking of which, the only thing that kind of strikes me as funny about reporters is how everything is the end of the world like, the west nile virus will kill us all, or whatever plague is out there is going to be an epidemic. I'd rather just know what’s going on rather than have someone explain the next apocalypse to me.” Lamontagne says although he likes to keep up on what is going on in the world it can sometimes be depressing. “It does seem to me that the news is basically starting to turn more and more into a statement of things that went wrong today, or what will go wrong tomorrow. I would like to see the news veer away from that as much as possible. Like I said, let’s give us some good news!” Ashley Kenyeres, 18, of Niagara Falls says she does not watch the news, nor does she listen to radio but that she mostly gets her news from the Internet or on Jay Leno. Kenyeres says she avoids the media and has a lot of respect for the "few people" who haven't been brainwashed by the media. "(The media) usually tend to concentrate on the details while missing the bigger picture, as well as they like to talk about very unimportant material." Kenyeres says she thinks the media tends to showcase too many advertisements and in most cases holds them in high regard over actual news stories. "The media is obsessed with what celebrity is seen with whom, who is pregnant and what a celebrity is wearing today. Maybe if they'd look at important things more often, there would be no starving kids...
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