Reporter Backing Up a False Report

By Alex Zhu|March 13, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Last week in class we read an article about Brian Williams and his past lie’s about being hit by an RPG. When the reader first reads it we definitely feel that he isn’t meant to be a reporter if he’s going to tell a lie like that. But looking back at it we start to think that his intentions probably wasn’t to give the reader a lie. But now i think his main focus was to bring back what happened during his journey as quick as possible. When Brian Williams told the story what had happened did not have enough time to process in his mind so whatever comes to mind first if he doesn’t report it then he might be afraid that he will not remember someday. A reporters primary duty is to gather the most important things and to bring it back to the public as quick as they can and they are constantly working under pressure.

We then read the article Speak Memory and the person in the story is similar to Brian Williams experience where they felt as if something had happened but didn’t really happened. I think the reason why this doesn’t look as bad as the Brian William report is because this seems to be more touching to the reader than Brian Williams. During the 20th century there had been a lot more tragic events and a lot of deaths involved of people. The narrator mentions the type of experience he had such as the bombing experience. When we read both of these stories it automatically makes us believe that Brian Williams story looks more guilty because a reporter should be reliable and that is what is expected of the public and whatever a reporter brings to the public it definitely has a huge impact on the public. But when we read Speak, Memory it doesn’t affect the public as much because after all it was just books that was published by the narrator.

 

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