TWotW causes a lot of panic. Orson Welles presented the Drama of H.G. Welles in a realistic way.  The play focused on the invasion of the martians on earth. Because many people missed the little introduction at the beginning most of the people believed that the martians attacked the world. There was a mass hysteria.

The headline of the New York Times “Radio listeners in panic, taking war drama as fact” reports about this panic.

The reaction of the people was likewise it would be in our world. People believe in the media too much. But today the hysteria would be just a short moment. Than the people would proove if the information is right.