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Questioning the Media: Quince

Q: If you knew you were going to risk imprisonment or torture, would you still be willing to speak out and criticize your government? Why or why not?

A: Yes. Many who are high on the power scale believe that they can control by leading by fear all while creating chaos and reeking havoc. It does not work like that. Every single person on this Earth has a voice and has the right to share it, whether it goes with everyone else’s way of thinking or is completely outlandish and unheard of. Some say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. We must be the change that we wish to see in the world. YOLO. Make it count.

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Questioning the Media: Catorce

Q: What is the difference between making an ethical decision and making a moral decision? How can it be problematic to make a moral decision? Can a decision be ethical without being moral?

A: Morals depend on the values of the individual while ethics seek the most “rational” decision, even if they aren’t typically accepted among the majority affected. Those who make decisions gearing more towards their morals and values are seen as if they are putting their feelings and emotions first, having a more biased opinion. Ultimately sacrificing the majority for a few. Can a decision be ethical without being moral? Depends on who you ask I would assume. I believe it can. An “ethical” decision may result in compromising a few to spare a lot. Those affected don’t get to choose, how is that right? But it makes sense. Right?

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Questioning the Media: Trece

Q: Does the press go too far in revealing private details about celebrities? Why or why not? Given that celebrities benefit from positive coverage, should they be given more power to control negative coverage?

A: The press has been known to become a little too invasive when digging for that juicy story. Celebrities are still people too and yes, they allow themselves to be in the public eye but everyone has their right to their own privacy. I am indecisive on the idea of them being “given more power,” however I believe that regardless of their career choice, they do have the right to protect their private lives. That knowledge is up to them regarding how public they allow it to be.

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Questioning the Media: Doce

Q: Back in the early 1990’s, Ivy Lee said that PR professionals needed to deal with publics “openly and honestly.” Do you think modern PR professionals live up to this ideal? Why or why not?

A: Honestly, I am not sure. I really would never know because now-a-days every time sh*t hits the fan, its sugar coated and twisted so much before it hits my television set that I am just assuming that they are semi telling me the truth. The U.S. has some pretty awesome PR reps. Like Tylenol during that cyanide catastrophe. We need more businesses with Tylenol integrity. #TylenolForPrez2016 #KeepHopeAlive

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