Prompt: Do you feel like you’ve been limited to the number or range of “stories” you’ve been exposed to? Do you feel that the rest of the world is limited in its “stories about the United States? Why? What will you do about it?
The wording of this question is a tricky one. I do not believe that I have been censored in what I hear on the news in the United States. However, I do think that there are a lot of stories that do not make it into the main new stations because of their location. The United States, as a major western power, (if not THE major western power) is Euro-centric. The news from elsewhere is put into the long queue of news stories behind the stories involving the west.
I do feel that the rest of the world is limited to stories of the United States. This problem is not too apparent in the western countries, but in the copious amount of other countries, the news on the US is censored in order to spread the sentiment that the leaders of these countries wish to be held. In Russia, the news is infamous for stretching the truth on the exploits of itself, and purposefully showing a larger number of blemishes in the United States. (As opposed to the positives)
I will attempt to change this by attempting to understand the other cultures. I believe that a majority of conflict/hate, is caused by ignorance. If the countries, and their citizens learn more about one another, I think there will be more understanding and respect throughout the world. Not all countries have to like each other. Not all countries have to agree with the policies of each other. However, no country should hate another country.