Now that television is playing a crucial role in elections candidates not only have to sound good but look good too. "because of television's celebrity system, Presidents are losing their distinctiveness as social actors and hence are often judged by standards
I would definitely say that Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report are part of the "media" that affects people’s opinion. These television shows are a way to provide comedic relief to the issues our economy faces; however, these shows still have an impact of how the viewer will understand an issue at hand. It is very difficult for anyone to be completely unbiased and with constantly hearing other people’s opinion through the media. We cannot make a decision of how “we” feel about the topic. Thus, democracy and a fair voting group become tainted.
Printing news differs because the visuals are flat, has more text to read on, and actually provides more important news. In the novel written by Postman and Powers, “How to Watch TV News,” it talks about how the TV stations just simply want to make profit for their own benefits by creating “their” input in the stories. TV news does capture the audiences in watching because it consists of moving pictures, gossips about celebrities, and is actually a “theatre” of news than an information source. The novel also states that at random and unneeded times; the news would just talk about the celebrities’ lives, such as Britney Spears or Oprah. There is several important news that needs to be heard and seen, but the TV news wants to bring in more audiences.
In today's society, many people subconsciously stereotype. This is the effect of popular culture and media. The mass media includes influential advertisements that manipulate anyone from age two to ninety- two. This manipulation isn't beneficial to anyone; it alters their own beliefs to believe what everyone else believes. Manipulation such as this can be found in the essays, “Putting Down the Gun” and “Why Johnny Won’t Read.” It is popular culture that sets the trends.
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.
The “CSI Effect” can be observed when watching television shows such as CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Bones, etc. These shows give the audience what we think is education about Forensic Science but also adds some drama and sexiness to it. Not only does the “CSI Effect” affect us viewers, it affects the whole judicial system along with the safety of you and your loved ones. The “CSI Effect” is the way the crime television shows are misinterpreted which then cause’s confusion among society. After you have watched CSI, you tend to think Forensic Science is easy and could possibly be a fun career.
While Jersey shore may be an entertaining show, they are overpaid to just party and being bad influences. MTV on the other hand may say that whether people like it or not they are getting tons of ratings and the cast deserves what they get. They may believe
Censorship Today in America Censorship is used in various ways in the telecommunicating world TV for example. The United States has so much control over the things we watch on television because of censorship. Censorship is used on television to block derogatory comments or views that said to be inappropriate to children under the age of 17. The broadcasting networks tightened up on programs in language and nudity in the late 90’s. Censorship is used in television by ratings such as General audience, Parental Guidance Suggested, PG-13 strongly advises guidance for children under age 13 and R requires accompaniment by an adult for children under age 17, or 18 in some states.
Finally, illegal substances are supported, such as marijuana and cocaine, through comedic gestures. The criteria used for social humour in these sitcoms are politically incorrect and are unacceptable forms of humour. Most of the audience that watches “rude TV”, such as Family Guy and American Dad, are at too young of an age to be responsible and mature enough to watch the shows. A lot of them will get influenced negatively; they will be convinced to learn the ill manners and shamelessness supported in the shows, because they are thought to be humorous, the coarse language is taken lightly as well teaching the audience to use it as well to be humorous. The Parents Television Council released a list of the 20 most popular shows among kids from ages 2-17.
In today’s society, people are told exactly what to do from how they should dress to what they should drive. It is nearly impossible for one to avoid the amount of media and propaganda in their daily lives. People have become addicts to this media driven world and have turned into someone that can no longer think for themselves. As victims of the media, we as the society should have the rights to judge whether the commercials and advertisements are manipulative or are they actually produced for our benefits. Adolescents, teenagers, and children are the age groups that are most prone to being manipulated by movies, propaganda, and advertisements.