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Claim: The emergence of the online "blogosphere" and social media has significantly weakened the quality of political discourse in the United States.

Reason: When anyone can publish political options easily, standards for covering news and political topics will inevitably decline.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claims is based. 


   Over recent years, social media and blogging have become more common due to easy access to technology which has had a negative impact on the news and political issues in the United States. The affect bloggers have on social media is causing not only the news to decrease its reliable sources but also causing the people of America to not know what is true or not.    

    People watch their daily newscasters religiously because they put their full trust in them. However lately the news have become more susceptible to gossip and social media issues than covering real facts. This is because the news has to now compete with social media and bloggers therefore diminishing the real topics in the world while increasing irrelevant topics. Although these topics may help get viewers to watch and focus on important topics, the majority of the topics are focused on smaller and non-important issues. People have become so used to gossip and entertainment that the news has to ultimately "dumb" their program down to issues such as what this political icon is wearing instead of what actions they are taking to help the community or people.    

    The decrease in actual real news topics have made Americans confused in what is actually important or real and what is just fun or strictly opinionated. These non credited bloggers are making claims that are influencing the peoples opinions. The news networks have to follow up from these bloggers that so many people are following and continue their topics on the real news so they do not lose viewers. and continue to gain more. However, these topics the bloggers are refering to may not accredited or true, leaving Americans confused or with false information which the news viewers may be adding on to just so they can continue to make money. Although tis is causing a domino effect of dumbing down the news to further on dumbing down the American people.  

     All in all, bloggers and social media people should control their opinions due to the affect it has on actual newscasters and their political topics they choose to discuss which have been declining in importance over the years. The American people should not have to guess if the news is reliable or if it is just another entertainment guide and the newscasters should not have to choose belittling topics just to keep viewers and compete with social media. There has to be middle ground.

Edited by aguillen17
Accidentally submitted prematurely

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