September 11th, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on the Twin Towers: The Action Played Out on Our Televisions
I was 15 years old when the terrorist attacks on the twin towers happened, and I was sitting in sophmore english class watching the action unfold on the television. I remember seeing the second tower fall down and knowing that I was watching a moment in history that would be remembered.
"Cell phones helped bring the horror to life on 9/11, as frantic people made calls to search for loved ones and to get help. While the news media has access to fragments of calls, most will never be heard on the public airwaves."
Groups claim that, "...media mythmaking surrounding the events of 9/11, exploiting the strong emotions these events aroused, has prevented a dispassionate inquiry of its causes or of those responsible."
"Social media would undoubtedly have painted a clearer picture of what happened inside the towers in 2001. Many argue it's an image we don't want to imagine."
- 9/11 Today- http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/09/16/the-media-would-cover-911-differently-today
- Social Media and 9/11: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-praetorius/social-media-9-11-new-york_b_1872764.html
- Propaganda- http://www.globalissues.org/article/401/media-propaganda-and-september-11