The News of the World

September 2, 2012
By Moniyka.Sachar GOLD, Fremont, California
Moniyka.Sachar GOLD, Fremont, California
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Favorite Quote:
"No one does anything perfectly. The successful are the ones who can accept imperfection and move on." - Moniyka
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that has." - Mead

Or the scum that sells
Fabrications unfurled
Throwing hearts into wells

But what about the ctizens’ right for privacy?

Phony articles in provocative papers,
Soon ones career is controlled by tabloids
Some prosper till their image tapers
By lambasting journalists just filling voids

But what about the journalists’ right for freedom of expression?

As a teen, I choose privacy over freedom
Too much privacy is innocuous
I may sound narcissistic or lonesome
But too much freedom is licentious

Growing up in America I have both
I can shut my door and command my life
Parallely, write about people I love or loathe
But in Britain & France, this debate causes strife

Intractable journalists writing libelous articles about illustrious policitians-
Some of which who’ve worked their whole lives to be where they are,
only to have their lives sucked away

by bottom-feeding vultures.

The right to freedom of expression has had a famous history, yet today, the very journalists who misuse this freedom and claim to call celebrities to account
Should be subject to the same scrutiny themselves.

The author's comments:
Every teenager across the globe is too familiar with the word rumor. Whether you’ve heard rumors, passed on rumors, started rumors, or have had rumors started about you, we all know how damaging they can be. But rumors are just rumors to most of us. However, about a year ago in Britain and other parts of the world, rumors are often considered news. This poem brings into focus the relatively recent scandal and connects it to teen issues.

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