Media in the Military

We watch many kinds of media for entertainment, news, information, and educational purposes for a few examples. Many of the news media that we see on television are reports on military issues. How we interpret these reports on military issues varies from one person to another. How these reports affect our children is an issue in itself. While the media may have the right to report on military issues; however, negative and biased information can be detrimental to our society and our children.
Should the media have access to military issues? Because of the Freedom of Information Act, yes the media has some rights; however when it comes to National Security, the media has no rights, because of sensitive information that could be detrimental to the security of our nation. The Freedom of Information Act gives any human being U.S. or non-U.S. citizen the right to obtain information about any other U.S. or non-U.S. citizen.
The Freedom of Information Act has been altered and amended just like the Constitution of the United States of America. September 11, 2001 changed everything. The Patriot Act was born, re-modifying the Freedom of Information Act. The Patriot Act is also considered the modern day media. Both have control and the right to be anywhere and to do anything at any given time. The media has the right to inform the public on what is happening and the Patriot Act has the right to inform the government of what is happening.
The Attorney General of the United States, John Ashcroft writes about the Patriot Act in detail, and gives many of his opinions in his writings. In “The USA PATRIOT Act Provides the Security that Protects Americans’ Liberty” (November 15, 2003), Ashcroft writes about former U.S. president James Madison when he writes,
“The Patriot Act honors Madison's "first principles" ... giving each branch of government a role in ensuring both the lives and liberties of our citizens are protected. The Patriot Act grants the executive branch critical...