As people were not able to have a “connection” towards the candidates, they felt outcaste to what was really happening. “One of the great contributions expected of television lay in its presumed capacity to inform and stimulate the political interest of the American electorate. (Source A)” It also decides on whether or not the network company decides to broadcast certain interviews the way they were interviewed. All the potential is there for television to help inform the American public with the promised contributions to the country. The news source needs to help make the broadcasted presidential debate more about the issues and less about the image.
Although media created an increase in public involvement with politics, the interest has been subdued and replaced by a more apathetic political view by the public. Rather than focusing on the issues presented to them, presidential candidates are more concerned with the image they need to project. This backwards concern has America far from reaching its goal of positive influence through
To determine the fairness and impartiality of the Chamberlain case, we need to assess the role of the media, the nature of the evidence at the trial and the police investigation. Assessing these would then show that the Chamberlains did not receive fair treatment due to the inconsistences in the justice system and the public prejudice on society.
Using material from the Item and elsewhere, assess the view that media imperialism threatens ‘the cultural identities of many countries’. Media imperialism is the view that news is dominated by the West; as the media is linked to politics because of the benefits of capitalism, the effects of the media is threatening cultural identities with this same lifestyle which theorists such as Marxists disagree with. How media imperialism is threatening, what it is doing to threaten cultural identities and the effects of it need to be looked at to assess this matter properly. First of all it is how the Media imperialism is threatening cultural identities in other countries that is important to assess. The dominance and power of the west is affecting cultures.
In 1984 history is used as a way for the Party to maintain its power and make the Party look really good. Also history is “forgotten” because if the citizens realize that the Party lies and is weak the Party will be overthrown. The way history makes the Party look good is by altering past newspapers so it seems that the Party can predict the future and is very powerful. Not only that they also make it seem like anything that is new and is good was created by the Party and anything that is old and not good is from pre-Party. In Brave New World history is no longer necessary unless you are a world controller.
He also shows that the people cannot know what is good for them in the long run and will only chose politicians and laws that seem a good idea at the time, without considering the consequences. Plato also illustrates this flaw in politicians and the people in simile of the powerful beast. He describes the
Censorship is the idea of not revealing ideas and text in order to benefit society. But in many ways, censoring items causes the world to create biased thoughts based on the limited information released. In some cases the world is blinded because they are told nothing to begin with. Historical events such as the holocaust can prove this true. To this day society continues to be censored from ideas by the government and companies that impact our ways of life and learning.
Why is it that so many intelligent people are considered lower that those who have no intelligence book wise? Society had made the image that the intellectualists of this nation have no place in the social aspect. In “America Needs Its Nerds”, author Leonid Fridman asserts that the American attitude anti-intellectualism must end for America to remain being a competitive force with other countries. Fridman was right when he said that geeks do not play a significant role in the society. One of his examples was that many foreign countries revere their professors and scholars, but in America we revere our celebrities and ball players.
Even inside the borders of our great nation, the Constitution shows that it’s still relevant to the American society. For example, the 27th amendment says that Congressmen and women can’t raise their salary while in office. If this amendment weren’t in place, then our debt wouldn’t be to China; instead it would be to the Congressional Officers of the United State government. Now to reference into foreign countries again; in some countries like South Africa, the right of women’s and colored person’s suffrage isn’t allowed. In other countries like Libya the right to vote is granted to no one because they are either under a dictatorship or the entire country is in mass chaos.
Postman uses a point-by-point argument to prove that Huxley’s vision is more relevant than Orwell’s. Postman says “What Orwell feared were those would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one” (Lines 12-13). Orwell’s vision of banning books could never happen in today’s society because of the first amendment. Banning of books can only take place in schools because the content could be too mature for youth, but students could still read the books outside of