“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” – Edward R. Murrow



This article shows the concept of the news media as the “fourth estate” of the government. Though the article focuses mainly on the reporting and accuracy of the reporting during the Boston Marathon bombing, the article highlights a certain characteristic of the New York Times to be more complaint with the government and how the newspapers also chose not to use graphic images of the bombing. One may disagree with many papers using violent images during their reporting of the bombing, but the other side of the coin is to say that news media have an obligation to show the public everything that is happening. I suppose my main concern with the issue that that is highlighted in this article, is that the newspaper seemed to show a type of restraint when presenting the information, almost to the point of not releasing current information.


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