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Hey Pit,

I'm from the UK doing a Journalism Degree and since it's my third year that means it's dissertation time (eek).

So anyways, I'm going to be writing something about moral panics in the right wing american news media (news media instilling fear using a particular story).

Only problem is that I'm not sure which story to go with. I don't usually watch a whole lot of American news so I was wondering if the Pit can think of some good examples?

It has to be a news story that was quite recent or very well-known or one that went on for a while, the only condition is that it has to be something which has been resolved and isn't still an ongoing thing.

I was thinking of Columbine but it's hard to find footage of those things nowadays.

Thanks Pit
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Seriously? Third year of uni and you turn to us?
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Hey Pit,

I'm from the UK doing a Journalism Degree and since it's my third year that means it's dissertation time (eek).

So anyways, I'm going to be writing something about moral panics in the right wing american news media (news media instilling fear using a particular story).

Only problem is that I'm not sure which story to go with. I don't usually watch a whole lot of American news so I was wondering if the Pit can think of some good examples?

It has to be a news story that was quite recent or very well-known or one that went on for a while, the only condition is that it has to be something which has been resolved and isn't still an ongoing thing.

I was thinking of Columbine but it's hard to find footage of those things nowadays.

Thanks Pit


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actually i happen to know quite a bit about politics and I'm always in the pit.

however, I don't watch FAUX news so I can't tell you what they cover. you could mention how they use fake footage, Sean Hannity's failure to answer any questions of his guests when he knows he will lose the debate, you could talk about their coverage of healthcare. good luck man.
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i don't know. i only watch biased left-wing TV. i bet they never complain about that overseas though.

i'm serious though. MSNBC ftw. olbermann is my dude.
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So...a 3rd year college student who asks the Pit...what? Been drinking too much at the Frats? Can't bother to do your own thinking? You'd think after 3 years of "learning how to think", you'd have a fair idea how to do it. I mean, come on, kid! Or did you do this instead:
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Well the Pit has alot of US users who could bring stories to my attention. That's all I'm looking for really.

I think that even the Pit could handle suggesting a news story or two
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So...a 3rd year college student who asks the Pit...what? Been drinking too much at the Frats? Can't bother to do your own thinking? You'd think after 3 years of "learning how to think", you'd have a fair idea how to do it. I mean, come on, kid! Or did you do this instead:


What's a Frat?

Secondly, yes I can think. Thanks. I was aking the Pit what interesting news stories they've noticed, since I obviously don't watch American News since I'm not American.

I know exactly what I'm doing with my dissertation, just not which story to choose. Perhaps the Pit will be aware of things which I'm not aware of.
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I would.

But that would require a book, not a dissertation
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-Calling Obama a socialist and saying he's going to turn America communist/fascist/what have you.

- The mexicans

- The climate summet taking away American Soverienghty ( I really didn't understand this one...)

- All the shit with Death panels in Healthcare. I think Fox news anchor paraphrased a Speech originally about the holocaust or something to relate to Healthcare reform.

- O'Reilly, every time he opens his mouth. To name a few, His Dawkins interview, and talking about Amsterdam.

Hope those help.