Annaly Aviles Jeremy Voigt AP English, July 26, 2012 What life is now? In the novel “Amusing ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman, he indicates that the television has greatly impacted our culture. The main big argument that Postman has, is how television has overcome the printed word. This has become a big problem because it has greatly affected economics, politics, religion, and education. Children are so used television entertaining them that they expect the teachers to entertain them the same way, so they are unable to learn as they would without television.
He concludes that there should be a limit for how far one can go, when you are making reality TV show. Mr. Sam Mettler, Intervention’s creator says that it is not easy to show the reality on TV, sometimes he has to come forward and stop someone for hurting themselves like crack addicted or alcoholics. He adds that he can cross the line if someone is putting someone else in immediate danger, but it is very delicate balance. 161 words Outline Text 2: “When reality TV gets too real” is written by Jeremy W peters. The text is focusing on whether it’s the television station and the team behind the cameras that have the responsible for actions the participants may do to themselves or others such as a crime, while participating on the show.
On May 9, 1961 Newton Minow gave a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters that stated his position on media and what he planned to do during his time as the chairman. During the speech Minow focused particularly on television because at the time it was still being experimented with and many people were becoming more attached to television. In this speech he referred to television as a “vast wasteland” (americanrhetoric.com). By this comment many people believed that Minow meant that television was nothing but waste and had no valuable content. But Minow did not believe that and even
“Someone always blows the whistle,” by chiat signifying that if something illegal has gone wrong in the making of the advertisement process, there is always the committee of the federal trade commission who can ban it to come into the market. As mentioned before, reality is greatly influenced by advertising. It affects how people in this world think about certain topics. At times, a person’s thoughts are even forced to change due to the influence of the
Antolin Franco 2.21.2015 J-ENGLI101002-ONOD-jan142015 Research and Writing Ms. R. Ambroe Rebuttal and Transitions SEX AND VIOLENCE ON TELEVISION In my opinion certain TV shows such as family guy, American dad and the Cleveland show are inappropriate for children that may be watching them. These shows should not be watched by children under age of 10 for the following reasons. The first reason is that they have inappropriate language as well as dirty jokes, The second reason is that they are sexually inappropriate, and The third and finale reason is that these shows present inappropriate scene that may not be age appropriate for the children watching this is why
The second point addressed whose job it is to monitor censorship; the Government/FCC or individuals. And the final point examined the consequences of censorship. The question of whether or not censorship violates peoples First Amendment rights began with the famous court case, FCC v. Pacifica in 1978. The Supreme Court made an exemption to the First Amendment when it granted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the right to regulate “indecent” broadcast material. Although the FCC was cautioned to “exercise [its] authority with the utmost restraint, lest we inhibit constitutional rights” (Winter, 2007); that is not always upheld.
However, media censorship may be the only true way to protect our thoughts and mannerism. There are dispute as to whether censorship is good or bad. Nowadays, even entertainment materials are the victims of media censorship. In the internet, pornographic photos and video clips are widespread. So, the ministry of information had to trim them according to the rate of exposure and movies that are shown in cinemas are rated according to their contents too.
Alexandre Bardet Professor Searcy English Com 122 18 Oct, 2010 The MPAA should review the way ratings are completed in the terms of Sexual content in the films viewed. After viewing the movie “This movie is not yet rated”, you cannot miss the confusion moviemakers have about their ratings received. Any Sexual content in films has to receive a rating. Although it is totally understandable, a “R” rating would allow the moviemaker to extend its commercial use on TV or else; a “NC-17” rating will not allow them to project their film in most of the movie theaters. The “sex” issue in the movies should be reviewed by the MPAA, because how could someone rate an act of love and passion when we live in a society with violence.
Why can't it be socially acceptable to let loose and show the extent of your emotions whether they are negative, positive, or a mix of both? In fact, 0.7 % of our daily speech is actually profanities. This may seem like a small amount but when looking at the fact that 1% of our speech pronouns like I or you, it can be huge amount. Even after this startling number, swear words are still seen as inappropriate in many cultures. In most countries, the rating of movies and television shows with profanities may have higher age-ratings compared to those with excessive, gratuitous violence.
None the less, there are many studies that have been conducted over the years on television but the issues is still prevails. Many researchers recognize that violence that is portrayed through television is a danger. One issue that is also faced is our focus on television violence should not take attention away from other cause of violence in our country such as: drugs, availability of weapons, unemployment, etc. It is a challenge to decide how the violence on television affects society because television affects people in different ways. There is an important problem with the violence on television is that as a society, we are going to have to acknowledge and face it as a whole.