Quite a cult of hardcore fans has developed around it, and for those folks, the film is essentially immune to criticism and reinterpretation. The biggest surprise to me was that the bulk of Donnie Darko is a realist drama. I had long heard about how strange the film was, and heard it described as being partially sci-fi (which it is) and horror (which it isn't if you ask me). It was supposedly a "reality-bender". I'm much more of a "genre" fan, and I much prefer fantasy, surrealism and absurdism to realism.
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
Comedy or Subliminal Messages Often times in comedic television subliminal messages underlie the punch lines. Television shows such as Family Guy feed unintentional messages into the subconscious that can unknowingly, shape and mold one’s views on a variety of topics. Anyone who has ever seen an episode of Family Guy can attest to the offensiveness, weirdness and extreme bluntness of the show. Nevertheless, those that are offended by the show usually do not see how it transforms real life situations into ones that Americans can humor themselves with. One article in particular, Antonia Peacocke’s, Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, speaks upon the overt offensiveness within the show.
An enormous factor that plays into the number of viewers for The Super Bowl is the commercials; they are often very entertaining and usually funny. However, these endorsements are often very sexist and filled with logic fallacies. According to Merriam-Webster Online, sexism is “prejudice or discrimination based on sex” or “behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.” These “sexual connotations” (Nilsen 36; 15) are shown throughout commercials year-round, but during the Super Bowl they are especially prevalent. Sexism is often shown through language. In the article “Sexism in English: Embodiment and Language,” Nilsen observes, “Going back to what I learned from my dictionary cards, I was surprised to realize how many pairs of words we have in which the feminine word has acquired sexual connotations while the masculine word
Bias Analysis #1: Long Editorial I know not one person whom believes that the new reported on television is not liberally biased. I often come home to find my father complaining about the media’s slant towards democratic views yet he is frequently preaching what they report as fact. These so called “truthful” accounts are delivered in a similar way as the orchestrated scenes of movie; just as movies are created to induce a certain emotion or address a question, media coverage is meant to fuel paranoia and incite a desire for change which would benefit a minority of people. In Bernard Goldberg’s book Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, he attempts to tackle the issue of liberal media bias in the large East-coast news organizations. In his narrative, Goldberg begins by explaining his current situation of exile from media coverage despite his 28 years of service.
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.
“One Anchor, Five Corespondents, Zero Credibility” The Daily Show with John Stewart is definitely not your average news program. Because of its ability to deliver the latest in politics, current events and pop culture, it has become a huge informational source for young Americans. As it is described on the Comedy Central website, the Daily Show is “a nightly half-hour series unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy.” Many people have argued that the Daily Show has a negative impact on its viewers because it gives a cynical, biased view of politics and politicians that might not always be true. Others say that the Daily Show is good for young people because it gets them interested in current events that they otherwise
They don't read scripts, they don't get told to act this or that, they say what they want and do what they like. Reality TV shows are very exciting to watch, cause you never know what those contestants got to say about certain things and their stories are often very interesting. The contestants argue between each other at times, and they don't do that because they're told to, they do that because they're expressing their true feelings like normal human. All normal human beings have emotions and they all need to express their feelings someway or another. In reality TV shows, they get to express their true feelings to whoever they like.
Exposing violence in the media teaches bad morals and is not supported by the greater good of society. In the show “24”, the main character, Jack Bauer is effective and powerful in saving America, by using torturing methods. The message sent is, “..as long as the tortures manage to choose the correct victim…those who know a lot and those who know a little spill... information within seconds after pain starts-which is not a common occurrence”(Cusac 140). The show makes scenarios look so unrealistic, that you can’t determine what the truth is and what is make belief. Some may say, “Its unfair competition.
Reality Television: How Have They Changed Television Viewing Habits? Pamela Parker English Composition II Prof: Erica Ellsworth February 4, 2013 Reality Television has affected the moral fiber of our society dramatically. It portrays negative manners toward our younger generation, but ultimately it simulates the entire audience in some perspective. In today’s society Reality programs have become such a fad for American television serving an important part of people everyday life. A brief definition of reality television can be detailed in many ways, but basically its real life situations being displayed on television, which are also considered good money makers for the producers as well as the actors.