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Post Reply The world....is it as bad as the media makes it seem?
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Posted 2/23/13
All the media does is lie.
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Posted 2/23/13 , edited 2/23/13

kalvinh wrote:

You dont have to watch the news to see the world for what it is. You have eyes and legs. Go outside and take a look. Not just in your front yard either. Remember believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. If you must see, witness it firsthand. I did. The world is not pretty but then...when has it ever been? Welcome to planet Earth.


I have witnesses enough my life can handle.
These rules does works in unfair situations, fair situations,
''right'' and ''wrong'' but most of all it is as perfect as it denies the fact of reality too.
Best there is on the menu!

Edit: Media manipulates it as they see fit for their own purposes.
You have to be in it to really understand.
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Posted 2/23/13 , edited 2/23/13
The world is a whole lot worse than what the media presents. Just take a look at the Half The Sky documentary that PBS' Independent Lens has been airing, google Kibera, or visit the ASPCA's and Humane Society's websites. These are the kinds of injustices that rarely make it into the mainstream news cycle, and there are hundreds more examples. Many even worse than these. There's no way for any of us to know even half of all the ugliness this world is comprised of. We just don't have enough time in the day to listen to it all. If anything the media waters it down for us and cherry picks the stories it thinks the viewers will respond to the most. In the year Caylee Anthony went missing over 14,000 murders took place in the U.S. Of those 14,000 over 1500 were children, but the media hand picked a few sensational ones like Caylee Anthony's to focus on because those stories brought viewer and readership. So yeah, my personal conclusion is that the world is much worse than the majority of the media make it out to be.
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Posted 2/23/13
No, not at all. The world can sometimes be fantastic and then just horrible. But, for the most part, it really depends on how you live and interpret your life.
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The media is no better or worse than it once was, it's just easier to read a differing opinion. A lot of the misreporting and wrongdoing alleged by the "mainstream" media has always been perpetrated all throughout history. but there was very little opportunity to read or hear anything counter to it. People just didn't have a means to spread a counter story. If your local paper published a lie, you might find out because you heard gossip from someone else in town. If it's a national story, your best bet is if you happen to know someone else closer to the story. If it's an international story... well, you get the idea.

In terms of other things, the bad things reported in the news, that is also how it mostly has been. Stories about good deeds are usually considered "fluff" and not worth reporting. It's always been like this. The one change I can say has happened is that the news has become more superficial. There is less in-depth reporting and investigative journalism. It is mostly on the part of news outlets chasing higher ratings and whatnot, but it's true that the general populace just doesn't have the appetite for such reporting. We as a public simply don't generally have the patience to sit down and read an in-depth report on even the most important issues; at least not in the numbers sufficient to keep a newspaper or news network running.

In the end, the answer is no, the world isn't as bad as the news reports it - it's worse. No it isn't all gloom and doom, but there are a lot of terrible occurrences that are under-reported in the news. Many forget that the war in Afghanistan is still going on. The wars in various parts of Africa that few know exist, salve trade in many nations including the US, daily violent crimes including shootings, muggings, and domestic violence, there are a lot of terrible things that I haven't even mentioned, and the news doesn't cover. They become so routine it becomes background noise. Unfortunately, all the good in the world has also become like background noise because it occurs so routinely and in response to the same routine violence. The extraordinary and the random is what makes the news. Many media outlets do cover the nicer stories, but they are a lot fewer than the bad ones. Again, this isn't anything new, it's only that the availability of news at any given point from so many sources a day amplifies these stories that end up repeated over and over.
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Posted 2/24/13

PhyongHwa wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

No. The mainstream media is just one big lie.


^This....half-truths, and omissions. I don't watch anymore, except occasionally the weather. Made me a happier person.


Exactly. Don't watch TV. TV is for brainwashing.
Posted 2/24/13
The world is what you choose to make of it.
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Posted 2/24/13 , edited 7/13/13
Actually it isn't. from respects from from a history teacher, crime wasn't as bad as the Midievil Times. The media just glamorizes the crimes that are on tv

Plus TV sux now. I used too love toonami when I was younger but when it went away I just stopped watching tv (news sometimes). Friggin Nicktoons Cartoonnetwork and Especially Disney channel just.... RUIN IT

Posted 2/24/13
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Posted 7/12/13
In my opinion: I think the world is either as good or as bad as you think it is. So the answer to your question could either be yes or no.
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Posted 7/12/13
Way worst to be honesto.
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Society is the reason why this world is awful. This includes the media.
But the good things in life make up for all this awfulness... Such as ice cream. Oh yes.
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Posted 7/12/13 , edited 7/12/13
Meh, its bad and good.

「holocaust, war, genocide, sickness - bad

Video Games, Pizza & Ice cream, Anime, Robots/VR/ anything you like - good」


We decide what is good and what is bad, our society instills values within us.

It also depend on how you view the world through your own perspective, you also decide, whether or not the world is good or bad.

So I believe both society and individuals dictate whether the world, to them, is seen as good or bad.

Whether you contribute to make it better/good or worse/bad.
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Posted 7/12/13
I think it depends on what kind of person you are. I'm paranoid and have had many bad experiences, so I say the world is as bad as the news makes it out to be. But I can tell by their behavior that some of the things I see as bad don't bother some other people. And some people seem to have relatively few negative experiences.
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