What was the role of media (movies, radio, and especially television) in the rise and fall of the Red Scare?
During the red scare period, United States individuals were afraid of dissidents and recent immigrants, especially those embracing anarchist, socialist, or communist ideology. The media was responsible for the rise of the Red Scare. During the world war, American citizens depended on the radio and the television to get information about the progress of the war. The images and information they received through the television resulted in them having anti-immigrant and strong nationalistic sympathies. Additionally, through television, Americans were able to view and follow the happenings during the Russian Bolshevik Revolution. Which led immigrants especially from southern Europe, Russia, and Eastern Europe to be feared that they had plans to overthrow the government of the United States. The media especially the television was also responsible for the end of the red scare since they broadcasted the response of the government of arresting radicals and raiding their headquarters. This increased confidence in the citizens.