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The Power of Media
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Posted 6/26/08
It make bring message across the nation or even the world alot easier...
and things will spread fast through media
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Posted 6/26/08

potnarken21 wrote:

in my opinion, it really has to be the person looking at it more than anything else:
i mean, you choose whether or not to smoke that cigarette or go anorexic after looking at a billboard or two...
sure it's all around the place, especially in cities, but your self control contributes to the real power of the media, right?
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i couldn't agree more..!! i mean its up to you right...??
Posted 6/26/08
The Media is not an evil source, but it is who controls the media that makes it helpful or harmful. You can't live your life in isolation from the media, hoping to be free from manipulation. Jello Biafra once said "Don't hate the media, become the media." So we all have to do our part, because every news channel is only telling one version of a story. People should take in the information all around us and then use their own common sense to decide what they want.

I just think it's sick when the American government first invades Iraq in the name of freedom, terrify the people, and we step across a line that shouldn't have been crossed. Then we set up a news channel in the Middle East promoting American patriotism. No one watches it though, about 2% of the television crowd. And it's the media that told us to invade Iraq in the first place, and no one listened to their common sense.

I hope I just made some ounce of sense... - -;
Posted 6/26/08
You know... it wouldn't have the powers that it does if people would just learn to think for themselves >.<
Posted 4/2/09
the media is used for good & bad...
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Posted 4/2/09
As long as you don't believe everything the media tells you then your fine, cause its not all true.
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Yeah I avoid most of the cable news stuff and mainstream unless of course it is public broadcasting. With public broadcasting you get actual news and not stories that really are not news worthy(Rich white girl goes missing). All depends who is at the top and what kind of message they are trying to put out there. The media is a powerful thing and can be good or bad, in most cases it is bad. The way it pushes a life style few can achieve and milks those that try to emulate it. It also takes away from discussion from real issues that really need to be hammered out for humanity to prosper, like nuclear weapons, biological warfare, war, life death, and poverty.
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Well obama's trying to change america into a dictatorship and the press aren't even reporting it. Useless press
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Posted 4/2/09
A controlled mainstream media such as what we have here in the USA is a brainwashing mechanism used to control public opinion on issues.
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Posted 4/2/09
Marshall McLuhan...
http://www.marshallmcluhan.com/main.html

He was the original theorist that commented on the effects of media.
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Posted 4/3/09
I think the media is a way to discourage individual preferences on anything. Whatever you say, wear, or buy is suggested, yet secretly ordered, by the media. I think the media abuses its "freedom of speech" just to cover that big news. I also hate the way they distort facts and put too much emotions on them. The media is like religion, it discourages individualism and self thinking, preaches its own good and loves to create scary stories.
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Posted 4/3/09
The medium is the message. Sigh. Everyone's all like "ohhhh my God the media is corrupt and it's bad blah blah blah". You know, it really isn't. The media is just a way for people to convey messages to people. It can be good or bad, depending on who's telling it, how it's presented, and what the message IS.

Like, the media is what we think is "normal". And today on TV we see all these people striving to be famous singers, and we see anti-aging creams and makeup, and we see a bunch of melodramatic/superficial dating shows. It's everywhere. So we think that's normal.

So, I guess my point is...if the media was endorsing eating babies all the time and sacrificing the elderly in unholy rituals, and the media exposure of this lasted long enough, we'd eventually think THAT was normal and start doing it. (Thank God it isn't.)

And that is the power of the media.
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Posted 4/4/09

BlargTheCat wrote:

The media is f-ing powerful, I mean, it made people in America to think about terrorism whenever they hear the word "Middle East", "Muslim", "Islam", "Iraqi", and so on


im thinking of terrorism , muslims are the enemy Muslims are the enemy . sorry i appeared to drift into a trance like state while watching the news.


dont forget now people the earth is warming
Posted 4/5/09
Well, it's obvious that the media has a great influence on the minds of us Americans, especially the younger generation.
I mean, look what it made some of us believe. The world is supposed to be ending in 2012, global warming is happening, every muslim you meet is a terroist, at the end of the universe there will be this thing called the big crunch and Obama is the anti-Christ.

It's sad how easily some people can become brainwashed.

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Posted 4/5/09
Media has some fucking powers. It affects people throughout the world. It's funny how people got tricked to the false.

Media is something that people think who brings the truth. If you got fooled, Goodluck then.
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