September 11, 2001. A National Newspaper Journalist Had

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September 11, 2001. A national newspaper journalist had taken an infamous image during the destruction of the attacks on the twin towers. The image depicted an unknown man jump from one of the towers, choosing which way he wanted to die, because he was going to even if he didn 't jump. The image was published in a newspaper the next day, shocking the nation. This upset the nation, due to the insensitivity of the produced image and story, as well as the alarming position that the unknown man was in as he plummeted to his death. This controversy has impacted our society in many ways, and has taught the future generations in journalism a very important lesson in the power that they have over the American people. Censorship is a common theme…show more content…
The potential of such content being exposed without any censorship could be monumentally catastrophic. Some argue that censorship is placing false information or opinions that could be morally incorrect. Yet, that is just bad information, and not censorship. Bad information and hate speech are described, “Its aim is to compromise the dignity of those at whom it is targeted, both in their own eyes and in the eyes of other members of society. And it sets out to make the establishment and upholding of their dignity... much more difficult. It aims to besmirch the basics of their reputation, by associating ascriptive characteristics like ethnicity, or race, or religion with conduct or attributes that should disqualify someone from being treated as a member of society in good standing.” (Waldron.) Some information would also be available that would normally be restricted for specific reasons, such as porn. Pornography would not be restricted, and it would be open to the public as a television show is. Which would expose children and those who would rather not view such images to profanity. In cases of extreme images published, the lack of censorship could violate the privacy of victims depicted and their families. The constant exposure to images that show things we would usually censor are seen as just images, and dull our

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