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Post Reply The world....is it as bad as the media makes it seem?
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The world has always been more or less the same, there has always been war, plague, murder, famine, and so on happening every single day the only difference is the when and where.
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It's not the media, it's the people. It's the people's fault why journalism has become a travesty.

World isn't as bad a place as you'd think. Experience it yourself, you be the judge.
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The world is much better than it used to be. Wars are safer for troops, violent crimes have been on the decline, detroit isn't a festering stink hole anymore (supposedly), etc etc.

The world will go on, much as it has over the past few thousand milenia, don't you worry. If it's gonna end, you'll never see it coming anyways.
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WHAT MEDIA? I never watch it so therefore it doesn't exist!
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The only reason the media and news reports on so much is because of the ability to report right then and there, whereas 70 years ago, you'd have to wait for the few reporters to get back to the local news station to report everything, which was usually only big things, not small accidents.
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"The world....is it as bad as the media makes it seem?"

No, it's worse. The world is very cruel, unfair, and unforgiving.
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They will have you believe they are pluralsit, that they give people what the people want. The funny thing they are the ones who tell people what they want. The reason for this is to keep people living in fear and there are several reasons why they want that, a couple are: people who are afraid are easier to control because they are more open to suggestion because when you are afraid you are unable to think rationally (people in general), people consume more when they are afraid because they want distractions from negative thoughts. The other ironic thing is that it actually does make the world worse because all this bad news that gets reported makes it seem normal for bad things to happen and plants ideas into peoples minds.
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Nah, the media just shows the bad things cause that's what's the most interesting and the most contributing to ratings. The world ain't nearly as bad as it seems, but normal shit isn't cool enough to put on TV.

But when things go bad... now that's something to talk about.
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First, bad news gets ratings, everyone knows that. Second, in a world of mass communication you know about that earthquake in the middle of china, or tidal wave in Sumatra, etc. within hours where as not many years ago the news would reach the masses(especially those in other countries) weeks, months, or even years after the event. Its not that things are getting worse, its just that now everyone knows about it all.
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Humans just naturally care more about problems. My sister is happy with her marriage? Whatevs, good for her. My sister is unhappy with her marriage? Suddenly, the issue of her marriage is a lot more important to me. I want to know what's wrong and if she's going to need support.

Being geared more toward negative events has its good side and bad side.
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It's probably worse.
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This is so exact. The media do operate psychologically by making people fear constantly, even fears of not being fashionable or having the latest items. "fear makes the wolf look bigger" I think this fits perfectly for people's outlook in general... maybe not for the consumerism, but definitely for restricting them from taking action themselves when it comes to something happening, this way we're all confined to the corners of our house, filled with items and tv channels that have us believe we are well off or lucky to have access to when they're just useless attachments making you diverge from real importance and your real self. It also divides us greatly by turning us against each other in any way possible while the real enemy watches it happen. mainstream media is a puppet show, I don't need to be told what to think or how to behave, all I need is the truth.


exactly even things like racism were engineered by the people with power back in the day. The difficulty is that the media is almost impossible to escape unless you want to live like a hermit. so you just have to best choose what to believe and not.
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Reality is worse than is being reported (but not in the ways that are being reported).

And it always has been.

Media doesn't reflect the world. At BEST it interprets it... giving you bits and pieces that someone else thinks is important/entertaining. At WORST it obscures it... giving you bits and pieces that someone else thinks will distract/manipulate.

You're better off picking up a non-fiction book on something--ANYTHING--that strikes you as interesting. Or a fiction book by an author who crafts seriously well-thought out characters.

You'll learn more about the world in the long run.
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I know that being inundated with all the negativity in the media can make a person cynical. I know that I began to feel that way about people and the world when I started becoming aware and caring about the issues in the world around me. Calling the reporting done by your local tv station "news" is a bit of a stretch. The media, first and foremost, is a business for profit. They sensationalize everything because that is what makes them the most money. Local news is nothing but info-tainment. Seriously, how much information can you present in only 30 seconds? I don't know where you all are from, but recently my faith in people was greatly renewed. On December 14th, my parent's home burned to the ground and they lost everything they own. All of their neighbors and even many people across town who didn't even know my parents have come forward to help and support them. I can't tell you how much of a relief it has been. Within days my parents had all the necessities they needed: bags and bags of clothes a washer and dryer, refrigerator, furniture, even the little necessities you don't think about like toiletries and toilet-paper. One of the neighbors is even feeding and taking care of their dog. If you want to see and here the good "news" get out and talk to people or volunteer.
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Actually it is worse!!!!
Money controlls the media, people with power decide what you get to watch on the news......
God knows how many rape, murder, mass-murder cases i've seen so far.... Now imagine how many of these cases actually gets to the media.
Bless be the Corruption, Hail Government.
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