The Middle East between Fiction and Reality: TV News and their Effect on U.S. Perspectives
- *Corresponding Author:
- Al-Asadi F
Curriculum & Instruction
University of Wyoming, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 15, 2016; Accepted date: May 12, 2016; Published date: May 18, 2016
Citation: Al-Asadi F, Al-Zubaidy AG (2016) The Middle East between Fiction and Reality: TV News and their Effect on U.S. Perspectives. Arts Social Sci J 7: 181. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000181
Copyright: © 2016 Al-Asadi F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Television and news programs exaggerate the real life events and political situation in Middle Eastern countries. This exaggeration affects the way people in the United States look at the Middle East. This problem is a product of the policies of news stations in framing their news reports and to the limited resources American people have as a window to that region. This article explores the influence of U.S. news and Al-Jazeera news in shaping the perspectives of the people in the United States toward the Middle East.