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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

In war, what is more powerful? Nuclear weapons or the media?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The media. Did you really need to ask? After all, they determine elections and the course of history. Nukes just blow stuff up.

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe that media is the most powerful weapon. In this day in age when people have constant access to what's going on today through television, radio, newspapers and magazines, cell phones, and the internet, it is more likely to be more influential in society than a nuclear weapon. Even during the cold war, the media reigned supreme over the threat of a nuclear bomb from Russia or any other country because the news was able to portray how good or how bad things were as well as everything going on at that time. Look at 9/11, the media coverage caused people to look at every "foreign person" differently whether they were from the middle east or France or any other country who wasn't feeling the same way that we were, remember "Freedom Fries"? George Bush's "Axis of Evil" soundbyte radiated throughout the nation because of the media coverage of the State of the Union Address.

    Think of it this way, are you more likely to believe a politician, or the gorgeous newscaster on the local news at 5PM? Would you have voted for Kennedy had you not seen his face plastered over every paper, magazine or tv channel? Would you be more affected by the knowledge that a nuclear bomb has gone off somewhere, or by seeing the damage done to the people and their homes from that same bomb on the 6 o'clock news?

  • 1 decade ago

    If I have to choose between them, I think media is more powerful in terms of frequent use. How many nuclear weapons have been used during history compared to how many times countries used media as a source of corruption and things like that?

    Due to the high frequency of using the media as a weapon, I believe it is more powerful than the nuclear weapons.

    Added to that, is the scope of use. Nuclear weapon destroy a specific spot on earth, while media can destroy or ruin the life of millions over history regardless of location.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if a war deteriorates to the status of a full nuclear war, the media becomes impotent.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the media,

    because it shields us from the horrible truths, or creates false interpretations which enables our governments to use nuclear weapons with the consent of the people. (likewise it lets our government kill innocent people under the guise of liberation or democracy spreading or throwing out a tyrant)

  • 1 decade ago

    obviously nuclear weapons coz wen the weapons wud destruct everything media wud not be able to do anything

  • 1 decade ago

    I would say the media beacause we rely on them for up-to-date information, even though it isn't always factual. The media has the power to persuade the public.

  • 1 decade ago

    obviously nukes are more dangerous but the media is also dangerous,

    as they can spin and give onesided reports to present there view on things.

    anti-war rally etc.. in media

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the media

  • 1 decade ago

    nukes for the next world war then it's back to sticks and stones!

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