Since its debut on October 4, the “Joker” movie has been receiving backlash in the news, as critics claim the film makes a mockery of mental illness, leading to dangerous real-world consequences. However, these accusations are founded in a collective anxiety, or groupthink mentality, over
On October 10, nine Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a watershed moment in history for LGBTQ+ Americans. Our issues were supposed to take center stage in the national debate for a night. We expected to hear the
Abortion access debates have resurged across the country after the Supreme Court announced it will take a case challenging Roe v. Wade, a historical legal event that the national media has misrepresented. Playful headlines and contradicting articles are misleading readers and failing to accurately gauge
Late in the morning Saturday, August 3, audiences began receiving news alerts with initial reports of a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A total of 22 people have been confirmed dead since the attack. Less than 24 hours later, a shooter
Teen Vogue wants its readers to know that they are a force to be reckoned with. Since the 2016 election, fashion magazines marketed toward young women like Teen Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire have stepped up their politics coverage. It is not a coincidence. Younger
In the age of Twitter, fake news and intensely polarized politics, candidates are putting more effort than ever into public relations. A few ill-spoken words can trend within the hour and approval ratings fluctuate rapidly in anticipation of the high-stakes 2020 presidential race. Criticism is
On March 1, a sign appeared in the West Virginia Capitol building that linked Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to the 9/11 attacks. On March 4, the Democrats announced that they would vote on a resolution about her controversial tweets on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The largely
Media coverage of House Resolution 109 wrongly focuses on mocking its ideas and proponents rather than fostering a balanced policy debate. Criticism centers on the vague yet ambitious policy aims. Many observers question the budget impact of the resolution, though such concerns often ring hollow.
Public reaction to the recent viral video of Covington Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann, who mocked a Native American man while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, showed exactly how harmful doxxing can be towards identifying and solving issues facing society. Doxxing is
Sanders, the official spokesperson for the President and a public servant, amplified a doctored video with the intent of smearing a high-profile reporter as a broader warning to the press. Sarah Huckabee Sanders must resign, now.