People compete with each other trying to be the next superstar. I disagree that Americans watch reality shows to get famous. Most people watch these shows mainly for entertainment. Sometimes, contestants from the shows influence the youth. Many children are watching a show named jersey shore on an everyday basis.
Entertainment media has shaped American culture in many ways over the years. With the newer generations taking over the entertainment audiences the content of media is becoming controversial with the older generations. Sex and drugs are displayed more frequently in the media of today than it was thirty years ago when those trends really started becoming a wide spread part of American culture. T.V. shows, movies, and music are using sex and drugs to capture their audiences; and it works.
He is able to risk his life for this fight, but he cannot drink a beer with his dad on his day of return? People say that 18 year olds are too immature to drink and cannot handle it, but then why are they allowed to hold two jobs, be a legal adult, drive, and go to college full time? It seems to me that the only reason for the drinking age to be older than eighteen is that people are scared that the eighteen-year-olds would not be able to handle their alcohol, but anybody who just starts drinking needs time to get used to it. In turn, nobody is perfect and no matter when you start
Television allows people to know what’s going on in the world, it gives people endless hours of entertainment, and it even has a certain value in advancing people’s knowledge on certain topics. Whether or not people take advantage of the perks of television is the choice of the lifestyle they have chosen to lead, but the option is still available to them at any given moment. Many people could say that television is ruining American society, but that is hard to believe, seeing as it is probably the strongest, most widely available tool anyone has to get the word out about whatever they wish to say. With this being said, it is obvious that
The Fresh Outlook seems to be a newer type of talk show, that isn’t as well-known as ABC News. However, The Fresh Outlook has guest speakers that are well known, this helps bring bigger audiences. I believe that the authors made a great point in their videos. I also think that these videos were made in ways that will extremely help people that are also being affected by these “personal demons”. The videos are made in a way that help make people better aware of the affects these harmful substances can have on anyone’s life.
Twenge states, “To many older people, it’s funny. But too many younger people the main consumers of the reality shows on, say, MTV it shapes their views of the world” (pg 7). Narcissism is shown often, and without hesitation on reality TV younger viewers are being conditioned by the depiction of narcissism. Slowly, the excess amount of narcissism seems normal. For instance, on “America’s Next Top Model” young viewers wish to be thin, tall, and overall a model, but go about it in the wrong ways.
Personally, my family, my age, the media, and my education is what has been the most influential when it comes comes to political socialization. My families views on on government are extremely different on both sides because they are both unwilling to listen to the opposing argument. This has to do with mass media, the mirroring of public opinions on certain people that shape their opinion. My age has affected my views because of the the things that have been going on around me, for example the parkland shooting was not a personal experience but it could happen to anyone. I believe that it is sad that no one has taken legislative action which leads me to have a mistrust in the branches and how they function.
Sam Duyck Mr. McWaters English 101 11:00 September 18, 2011 Much of the article, “Getting Serious about Eradicating Binge Drinking,” by author Henry Wechsler has a biased view on drinking and the way people drink in college. This piece of work gives many problems and solutions to binge drinking on a college campus. College is not full of binge drinkers or people who wreak havoc across campus. Binge drinking is a bad thing when over used or not controlled. Colleges and people all over the country are doing things to slow down binge drinking but it will never be eradicated in teens and young adults.
“Most adults, has some concerns for their children watching those shows. They had a thought that they might influence their kids to do some bad things in life because of the violence in the shows”(Feinstein 2). But that was not the only thing that they might have thought would influence their kids, “comedians were now on television too, and it was big for them because they could say stuff they could not say on the radio” (Adam 2). That did not top their daughters and sons from watching television; it is not like they could watch it all the time. Plus, there were only a few
Many juveniles live the school life during the week and then once the weekend gets here they go out and party it up, consuming lots of alcohol under age. They believe that doing this makes them cool among their peers until they get caught. Juveniles lack some maturity for these actions. Lots of juveniles go out have their drinks and then drive home which is putting a lot of others in danger but they are oblivious to this because they are intoxicated. Also they don’t realize at the time that if they get caught there are a lot of consequences for their actions, one is the loss of their driving privileges, and then later in life it will make it harder for them to get a job because of what is on their