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The Biases of Media Coverage during Disasters
It is a usual thing that the United States media leaves out details and only tells the public
what it wants them to know during tragedies. The media plays a huge role in the event of a natural
or man-made tragedies. They have a duty to inform the public of any incident involving public
health at large and small scale deaths, and disastrous events. Their primary role involves providing
the public with updates on all global tragedies around the world. Yet some events receive less
attention than other similar situations or seem to just go unrecognized. The news media favors
stories about events and people closest to western culture and location which heads the public to
consider its people and culture most important.
Over the past two decades, the world has experienced a large number of tragedies. Everywhere it seems hurricane, earthquake, terrorist attack, or disease outbreak unfolds. Recently, this
includes the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, terrorist attacks in Paris and Turkey, the San Bernardino
shootings. These tragedies have took over the world’s headlines. The media can create an extremely powerful image of a tragedy to gain the public’s concern and attention. It makes the public
most concerned about the painful events most related to its own western culture.
Sometimes, however, the imagery they create excludes certain points of view, and sometimes
it is a completely imprecise representation. Mainstream media often narrowly its stories to only a
few groups of people. Too often media focuses on certain kinds of pain. The United States media
shows compassion mostly with people groups most similar to its own western culture.
In a survey regarding attitudes and reactions of the media’s coverage of terrorist attacks, 534
people were asked how they prefer to receive information. 71.5 percent preferred to receive information by watching TV (Keinan 2). In the same study, people were asked what position should
carry more weight in relation to media coverage of a terrorist attack. 58.4 percent answered the
position that what should carry the most weight was the argument stressing the public’s right to
know (including painful and difficult details) (Keinan 3). Not all disasters seem to capture the
attention of the camera. Terrorist attacks and the “war on terror” seem to be the most popular
events covered by the media. Other stories that are equally as significant don’t get that type of
coverage. For example, 110 people die every day in The USA by car accidents; that accounts for
more deaths than terrorist attacks, but they don’t get as much news coverage.
Large number of countries are abused by terrorist.
Some attacks that received very little news coverage include the November 2005 Al Qaeda
attacks- what Jordanians have called their 9/11- on three hotels in Amman that turned a wedding
reception into a morgue, killing over fifty and wounding almost two hundred and fifty; the series
of explosions in Bali at the beginning of October 2005 that killed twenty people and left perhaps
one hundred injured; the July car bombing of tourist sites in Egypt that killed almost ninety and
wounded more than 100 ; and the Valentine’s Day car b...