Are politicians well known for their bad actions more than their good ones?

On today's session there were lots of cards burn one in particular said 'Have your story [shared] on social media. Now people share news (especially news that decides the country in my opinion) to give people their say on the news or the decision made in the news. As an example people didn't mind Harry marrying a non-Royal woman but now this has effected their lives and most people are against this. Here comes in about whether news is fake or not...

News may be edited to make you think a particular thing like if someone did something wrong. As they say, don't believe everything on the news. But also in today's session there were the cards from the last session with information of 9 politicians who had done a bad thing or action. But are people more known for this than the good things they had done? The reason this is because one of our teachers said 'John Prescott will always be remembered as the man who punched a voter'. I maybe wrong but politicians (specifically John Prescott) may have done good things in the past but is more known for that action.

But does social media effect the story? Possibly other politician stories that were not included? Social media and news can alter and edit stories which more people will copy to make you think a particular emotion? But however if it is copied too much, it will seem as if it was true, and the more copied it is the higher the chance (in my opinion) is true because why would anyone copy it in the first place? It could be the original was unclear or to change how you feel...

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  • Hammond School logo focused_blackberry | Hammond Junior School C
    21 Jan 2020

    I have another example of this, as this week in our BNC session we were given cards reading things that politicians had once done wrong, and those politicians were onwards known from that action that they did, for example, there was a politician that was accused of calling the police ‘plebs’ and he was known for that action but he was never even found guilty of doing that action, people just assumed that he did do it.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School noble_cockatoo | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    21 Jan 2020

    Some are but the ones that are they have done something very wrong . Like Donald Trump he was spreading bad new and wanted information about his rival so he could still be president of America

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    1. Lyons Hall Primary School noble_cockatoo | Lyons Hall Primary School B
      noble_cockatoo's comment 31 Jan 2020

      I think at the moment in the world, politicians are known for doing bad things rather than good. In the U.S.A at the moment, there are people trying to get President Trump thrown out because he was meant to have abused his power for things. In this country also Boris the country's new prime minister shut down parliament, just so that people who didn't agree with his views on Brexit, couldn't block them. In the past people like Winston Churchill were a lot more respected.

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  • Hammond School logo spirited_pear | Hammond Junior School A
    22 Jan 2020

    Some of the politicians are known for bad things some are known for disgraceful things such as Trump he is being impeached but first they have to get him out of President,but if you take Boris he has just done some bad things like shut down parliament for 5weeks,but someone like tarisa may and she worked so hard she had to retire.

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  • The Sherwood School productive_eel | The Sherwood School
    22 Jan 2020

    I think politicians are more known for these things because people who don't like politics can just look at google and see their faluire. Also their bad act travels fast so most people know about it easily.Social media is one of the culprits of broadcasting their failure since many people go on they can see this .As well as this people can make their failure bigger than it needs to be .In my opinion politicians are well known for their bad act.

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg serious_song | Streatham Wells Primary School A
    23 Jan 2020

    this depends on what the bad things they have done like Donald Trump was black mailing Ukraine and being selfish this is a major situation all over the news and that was making everybody think he was a bad president

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  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_peach | Evelyn Street Primary School C
    23 Jan 2020

    Another example is John Prescott he punch someone in the face just because they threw a egg at him.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    24 Jan 2020

    This could be true since if you look at some of the bad things that Boris has done for example he tried to shut parliament for 5 weeks when the brexit deal was meant to be so the mp’s couldn’t argue not to.

    On the other hand they help us stand as a country and make important decisions and they get voted by us to be the prime minister. So like WW2 and Winston Churchill he kept our moral high my making speeches that would keep our moral high and that helped us win the war.

    In my opinion it is a very thought decision. Some would say they are some not. But I think they are more known for helping us run our country.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    24 Jan 2020

    I mean tough not thought

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg determined_artic_fox | Richmond Hill Academy
    24 Jan 2020

    I think they are well known for they bad actions because it can spread around quite quickly which can cause citizens to protest or cause war which we want to prevent.Also it can affect a politicians fame and earnings.

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  • Hammond School logo genius_chocolate | Hammond Junior School B
    24 Jan 2020

    Yes I think they are and here is why

    So as we all know politics and prime ministers and the royals at the moment as well are in the news papers a lot so yes I do think that they are well known for their bad qualities first. I think this because the public have lots of opinions and if they mthink some one is doing something wrong or someone tells them a romour than that romour will spread across a lot of contrys and unfortunately that is the way it is. I do not like it like this because I know that we all make mistakes and even if people who are not royal or anything to do with prime ministers do not get that spread around the news papers so why should they. They are humans too. Although if something is really bad than that will get spread around but that is there fault and maybe that will teach them to not do it next time. Thank you for taking your time to write your post it really did make me think. Thankyou

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  • Tendring Primary School faithful_analysis | Tendring Primary School
    24 Jan 2020

    there well know for there good actions because they make very good changes to the world

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  • The Sherwood School outstanding_power | The Sherwood School
    24 Jan 2020

    People like Greta Thunberg do good things and try and help global warming. Whereas, Donald Trump didn't want to hire black people, which is counted as racism.

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  • Hammond School logo giving_elephant | Hammond Junior School A
    28 Jan 2020

    People do like Greta thunberg and also they like the fact about her

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  • Hillyfield School logo triumphant_performance | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    30 Jan 2020

    Another example of being a bad prime minister is Silveo who said that woman were pigs and he also said some very bad things when there was a earthquake

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    31 Jan 2020

    Your post is really good, but I just wanted to add some other thoughts I have been having about this issue and I will see if you agree with me. Also, I am talking about some of the other cards we looked at in our BNC sessions (the politicians who did wrong).

    If John Prescott will forever be considered as the person who punched a voter, I've read he didn't retire afterwards, but why? It must have affected his career badly, and he faced several enquires from the media and other politicians, but why didn't they go for the option, "being forced to resign", as that would have certainly stopped anything like that happening again. I don't think it is right for him to only face a punishment like that, as politicians - especially somebody as important as a Deputy Prime Minister - are supposed to set an example for the whole country, and in doing that they are providing normal citizens of the country the knowledge that it has been done before, by a politician, and they may think it is right to do it themselves, which it is not. So, by saying this, I am answering the question that is "should politicians be held to a higher standard". Yes, they should, as they are the ones making the decisions for the country.

    I am now going to talk about Hazel Blears. If you haven't been informed, Hazel Blears is a politician who used the government's money to buy new furniture and a TV for her house. Well, there are a lot of things bad about this. Firstly, it is illegal to steal money from the government, and it is even worse when you are a politician, as, like I said before, you set an example for the whole country, and show them what to do. She didn't really need this money, because if you are a politician you already get a lot of money as it is, you don't need to illegally steal money from the government. Even if she wasn't a politician, she didn't need to steal the money, because if she really was poor she should ask to get benefits from the government which wouldn't be illegal as she would need it. And that is really bad that she didn't get forced to resign as some other things have happened similar to this and they have been forced to resign but she was allowed to carry on being a politician at a very high standard, and I think that is very unfair.

    succinct_leaves

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      succinct_leaves's comment 03 Feb 2020

      It's interesting to read your thoughts on John Prescott, as some believe he actually grew in popularity afterwards for showing the voters he was "just like them". Do you think politicians can feel too out of touch with the public?

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    2. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
      succinct_leaves's comment 03 Feb 2020

      I agree as yes, if they are well known they should be doing the right things for the country and for their bad actions and should forced to leave their job.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo unique_kiwifruit | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    03 Feb 2020

    Wow that paragraph merit a star-- 2 star-- 3,4 0r 10! I,m blind! You wrote 3 paragraphs that I can,t write 3 whole paragraphs that I can,t even write 3 paragraphs. Well, I can but not 3 huge paragraphs like 10 20 line !!



    From Merit (Bromton Westbrook)

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_meerkat | Graveney School
    03 Feb 2020

    Yes, they mention bad things than good things.If we listen to all good things a person will get bored, because of this people sometimes or initially get caught in all the drama or, people twist the words of a person. Donald Trump might be saying something good on Twitter but people twist his words and make it is seem rude and racist. It all depends on the viewers thoughts. What do you guys think?

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  • Halsnead logo hopeful_city | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I have just read about two very nasty people, one of which is named Chris Huhne who drove over the speed limit which is not as bad as you would think but his wife took the blame which I think is heroic and courageous but it also says that they broke up and the wife snitched on her husband and I think if people, let alone politicians should snitch on someone they were once married to. The other person is Silvio Berlusconi who was an Italian prime minister. After the worst earthquakes Italy had ever seen with hundreds of people left homeless he said to think of their experience as a camping weekend! ABOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS!

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  • Halsnead logo witty_pear | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I think Justin Trudeau is a absolute disgrace because he is being racist by putting a turban and robes with his face,neck and hands completely darkened.This happened in 2001.

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  • Halsnead logo wonderful_cymbals | Halsnead Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I think John Prescott punched a protester in the face because he threw an egg at him which means that he believes that if someone does something to you, you do something back. This incedent happened in 1901.

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  • Moreland logo smart_nation | Moreland Primary School
    04 Feb 2020

    I think they are more well known, but they deserve it. If they they had done something bad then people should know it and be more aware of them. For example Chris Huhne drove over speed limit and blamed it on his wife. My point is that they need to be known, no matter if it is a good or bad reason.

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  • Braiswick Primary School genius_musician | Braiswick Primary School
    13 Feb 2020

    I think politics are more known as bad than good. Some politics that have done some bad things can be known for the good actions they've done,but if they are frequently doing actions people don't like they are more known for the substandard action they have done. Also some MP's might be forgiven due to the multiple good actions they've done. So if someone did something superior that more people like then disagree they could know them as a good politic or like someone who did good actions. Some people who have done really bad actions, like John Prescott ( the person who punched a protester like @spirited_insect said) can be dragged down for a while. If they get dragged down from they're work people might know more about them for the bad action they did since they guilty of the action they did or they might make more progress.Most people who have done really bad actions are usually know for a bad MP even if they did some good actions that some bad people have done. Like if a MP stole money they would be known for the action they did( stealing money).

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      genius_musician's comment 13 Feb 2020

      Do you find it strange that John Prescott's popularity seemed to rise in the aftermath of this incident?

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      1. Braiswick Primary School genius_musician | Braiswick Primary School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 Feb 2020

        Its strange,but John Prescott might have done something after the incident to cause is popularity to rise.

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    15 Feb 2020

    This makes a lot of sense as, someone who does more of good things than bad are usually known as a good person, even though they have done bad things. However, sometimes people don't mention the good things people have done, which makes that politician known as a bad person.

    It's like the 'Devil with the Halo'. He may have done some good things, but he is stained, so he is recognisable as a bad person. Good comment!

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo unique_kiwifruit | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    24 Feb 2020

    About the politicians
    What I'm thinking is that they are good romodel but they are politicians are in charge so they need to behave as one

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo unique_kiwifruit | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    24 Feb 2020

    So around the population of the news they have their own decisions

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