In the episode of frontline ‘Playing the Ego Card’ the truth is manipulated on several levels. Also in the world of current affairs television the individual is at the mercy of the dollar. Discuss. 500 words
Throughout every single type of media, the truth is manipulated constantly. This is mainly due to the fact that, in some stories the truth is just not entertaining towards the viewers. The television series Frontline shows this aspect of the media through each episode, in particular the episode ‘Playing the Ego Card’. This episode uses satirical techniques such as caricature, juxtaposition and contrast to manipulate the truth in a verisimilitude way. Within this episode, the Front Line team breaches ‘the code of ethics’ (set of rules and regulations the media have to follow) in a humorous, satirical way, which reflects just how people should not believe everything the media broadcasts.
Through manipulating the truth the media are able to create something fictional in order for them to gain something, and most of the time this is to increase ratings. An example from ‘Playing the Ego Card’ of this manipulation is through, the false representation of Brookes Promotional video. The Frontline creators have used the satirical technique Juxtaposition, to provide a false perception to the viewers of the program that Brooke is a very smart, loyal and caring person- when really she is the exact opposite. Through this particular scene the creators have used satirical techniques to construct a humorous, entertaining representation of what really happens behind the scenes of the media.
In the episode ‘Playing the Ego Card’, the truth is manipulated on several levels, to create a humorous, entertaining show. An example of the truth being manipulated is through the use of the satirical technique caricature. This technique is used towards the end off the episode, when Brian takes all the credit for the chopper sighting. This is caricature because it depicts the...