U.S politics in the Media

The U.S politics  has always influenced the media. Every time a military incident happened they would spit of movie after movie convincing society what side to be on. Using the Cold War era of the U.S as a example; during this time a movie Red Dawn was released. The plot of this film is Russia invade a small Colorado town and its up to the a high school star quarterback and friends to save the town. U.S politics wanted us to think that Russia was to get us and that they could coming at any moment, but it also wanted to show that us as Americans can over come any obstacle in their way. And, whats more American than a blonde haired blue eyed “All American” high school quarter back. This movie was give the people that adrenalin rush of hope that honestly they really didn’t need. It was recently remade, but replaced the Russian with the North Koreans after the scare the North Koreans gave us by launching missiles into space and with rumors going around that they had nuclear weapons. So by using them in the new film they well just regurgitating the same message of no one can stop us. This is only one of the many films where this has happened there are countless others “The Hunt for the Red Octopus, War Games, Fail Safe, etc.”, and that just the Cold War. U.S politics will continue to do this because it sends the message and it makes them money at the same time.



Burton J. Hendrick

 A muckraker is a reform-minded journalists who wrote for popular magazines, continued a tradition of investigative journalism reporting, and emerged in the United States after 1900.Through a combination of advertising boycotts, dirty tricks and patriotism, the movement, associated with the Progressive Era in the United States, came to an end. Burton Hendrick was one of these muckrakers he was born in new Haven, Connecticut. While attending Yale University, Hendrick was editor of both The Yale Courant and The Yale Literary Magazine. He received his BA in 1895 and his master’s in 1897 from Yale. In 1095 he began writing for The New York Evening Post and the New York Sun; he did not become a muckraker until he began writing for McClure’s Magazine. His first story for them came out in “The Story of Life-Insurance” was published in 1906. Hendrick soon started  working at Walter Hines Page’s World’s Work magazine as an associate editor. Later on in 1919 Hendrick began writing biographies, when he was the ghostwriter of Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story for Henry Morgenthau, Sr.  In 1921 he won the Pulitzer Prize for “The Victory at Sea”. He also won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for “The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page”  and once again in 1929 for “The Training of An American”. Hendrick also wrote “The Age of Big Business” in 1919, using a series of individual biographies, as an enthusiastic look at the foundation of the corporation in America and the rapid rise of the United States as a world power. After completing the commissioned biography of Andrew Carnegie, Mr. Hendrick turned to writing “group biographies”. When he died he was currently writing the biography for Louise Whitfield Carnegie, the wife of Andrew Carnegie. Burton J. Hendrick was a great person who lived his life telling the stories of others.