Politics has always been described as a dirty game. The game actually isn’t that dirty but the players sometimes do make it dirty by using the political power given to them for their personal benefit. This produces various sorts of conspiracies in the political world. Most of the politicians don’t have a fair stand in this case.
Well conspiracies in politics have always been something expected as most of the politicians believing in feeding themselves more than feeding the people. Various politicians till date have been accused of using the given political authority for their personal benefits.
Scandals and conspiracies in politics are as old as the politics itself. People do even the most shameful thing to get on the top in politics. Very less politicians become able to stay straight and narrow due to sex, greed, money and cronyism. Scandals of misusing the government’s power and property illegally, scandals of extramarital affairs, and conspiracies against the opponent political party are obvious ones in politics.
There are various ways through which the politicians take such illegal benefits of political power. Some of them have been briefly described below:
Many politicians have been found influencing people to get sexually associated with them showing off their political power and prestige. There have been numerous cases of these along with that they have also been forming scandals by getting indulged in extra marital affairs with their associates or secretaries.
Some politicians have been accused of phone trapping and stealing the documents in order to win in the political race. Richard Nixon became the only president of USA who had to resign from the office due to the same scandal which is precisely known as Watergate scandal. Some have also been involved in accidental cases which have destroyed some lives too.
Politicians also misuse their political power to place their near ones in the responsible posts or authority. They place their family members in responsible posts by using their political influence. This trend snatches away the deserving candidate’s chances.
Travelling places in the government’s expense is very much common in developing countries. Spending the government’s money for personal pleasure is another way the politicians misuse their political rights. Some politicians have also found taking bribes discarding the dignity their post carries. They don’t present responsibility in these cases.
Conspiracies and scandals in Politics have always been an obvious thing. Some make conspiracies and scandals their ladder, to lift themselves up in the political run whereas some create controversies by getting indulged in embarrassing acts discarding the dignity and responsibility their authorized level carries.
Political biases in TV or Print Media happens when the freedom of speech or the right to be heard are abused by some influential parties. This usually happens when a reporter, journalist or writer write in the context of their own point of view without first making a comprehensive research or getting the many sides of the story or if they wrote something just to please their viewing public or their reader.
These apparent biases are very rampant and common nowadays. News media should report everything that has transpired on very neutral voice. They should not just pick the events and stories they want and report only that. The standards of journalism should always be based on the truth and facts. Opposite parties involved should both be heard fairly and and on neutral voice. Although there are practical limitations to media neutrality. Still many of them are involved in such practices.
These types of media biases or pre-conceived notions are studied in some journalism schools or universities offering media studies. Media biases are also carefully observed by some independent watchdog or overseer that comes from various political fields. There are some reports that some news are tinted because reporters or writers get paid by some influential people to report on their favor.
There are many forms of media biases but the most common is when media support or attack a certain political party, a candidate or their beliefs. Here are some of those:
· When stories are partial or sided to please advertisers or promoters, it is called an Advertising bias.
· When stories lean on one side to please corporate owners this is called a corporate bias.
· When there are tendencies to report only what is everyone else is saying and what will only please everyone it is called Mainstream bias.
· Sensationalism happens when there is an overstatement or exaggeration on the reports making it look bigger.
· Concision bias is the opposite of sensationalism where views are summarized.
· Other form of biases happens when there is favor or attacks on a specific race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ethnic group.
These biases are common phenomena nowadays. It is very rampant whether on TV or Print media and it is very sad that only a few parties are concerned or bothered. True Journalism should be balanced and neutral and should be written on the context of truth.
September 11, 2001, the tragedy that marked the beginning of the new millennium, if not even the entire century, is a drama that will undoubtedly remain one of the greatest turnarounds in human history. But did you ever wonder how an almost entirely aluminum built airplane can penetrate the steel structure of a skyscraper? Since September 11, 2001, a wide variety of conspiracy theories have been spread through the Internet, books, and movies.
In September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two commercial passenger airplanes and deliberately crashed them into the World Trade Center twin towers, killing all passengers and most of the persons inside the buildings at the moment. Both towers collapsed in approximately two hours, destroying two other neighboring buildings as they went down. At the same time, a third airplane hijacked by terrorists was crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after a passenger riot.
Popular 9/11 conspiracy theories
The conspiracy theories regarding the attacks on 9/11 in New York and Washington DC claim that the attacks were either deliberately allowed to proceed or were masked operations of the US government. The attacks were meant to justify invading Iraq and Afghanistan, increasing financial expenses, and restricting civilian freedom. Mass-media denied these conspiracy theories. Some civil engineers accepted the idea that it was the impact and the resulting fire that crashed the buildings. However, some theories remain plausible. So here are the main 9/11 conspiracies and their plausibility.
The attacks were allowed to take their course
The most popular conspiracy theory claims that the attacks were deliberately allowed to take their course, suggesting that certain government officials were aware of the upcoming attacks, yet did nothing to prevent them, ignored them, and even assisted them. This theory is particularly plausible because it is hard to believe that the US government’s security systems were unable to detect the planes until it was too late.
Another statement is that the twin towers and the WTC 7 building collapsed as the result of a controlled demolishing operation, rather than the blasts weakening their structure. It is curious how they could collapse symmetrically, without an additional force weakening their structure. Steven E. Jones presented a theory according to which nanothermite was used to demolish the buildings.
The Pentagon attack
According to the 9/11 conspiracy theories, the Pentagon was hit by a rocket projectile or a military aircraft. Thierry Meyssan and reopen911.org claim that American Airlines’ Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon. The crash holes in the building’s walls were too small to be caused by a Boeing 757.
The fourth plane hijacked on 9/11 was United Airlines’ Flight 93, which crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was the only aircraft that did not reach its target. Conspiracy theories claim that the plane was attacked and destroyed by US interceptor aircrafts. Large parts of the plane’s fuselage were found miles away from the impact zone, too far for a ground collision.