Respond substantively in a way that furthers the conversation. For example, you might discuss other similar areas in which you have noticed the media creating or responding to bias. You might comment on to what degree we control our media and to what degree it controls us. You might comment on the example they have chosen and contribute to the points they are making. You might comment further on the value of consuming a wide variety of high quality of media sources. 6 sentences or more.
To continue with effects of media as I began in Discussion 1, wherein even fallacies are created and/or promoted, the media plays a LARGE role in our lives:
The media controls, effectively, the majority of our behavior, for instance through expert, and at times, deceptive advertising and publicity it spreads untruths and gossip as news. Television and the cutting edge media have become instruments of daily and social control. Below are some examples of the truth uncovered from those impressions made by the media on the general public which are far from the actual truth. News sells and the standard media push their intentions, to sell stories, on the general public.
The effects of public relations can’t be discounted either. In the business world, promotions and publicity are supposed to make individuals mindful of items. With regards to promulgation for purposes of advertising wars, for instance, proficient advertising firms can regularly be expected to wage full campaigns to include truths and untruths at all levels. In situations where an advertising war is flawed, the PR firms are quick to mediate and resort to more pacific means of “news” that mollifies the public. Media administration might likewise be utilized to advance certain political strategies and philosophies. The media let you read what they want you to read.
The following is an example of the importance and value of media to big business: “Although there are clearly huge differences with Iraq, there are also some similarities,” said Mitchell, co-author of “Hiroshima in America” and editor of Editor & Publisher. “The chief similarity is that Americans are still being kept at a distance from images of death, whether of their own soldiers or Iraqi civilians.” The Los Angeles Times released a survey of six months of media coverage of the Iraq war in six prominent U.S. newspapers and two news magazines — a period during which 559 coalition forces, the vast majority American, were killed. It found they had run almost no photographs of Americans killed in action. “So much of the media is owned by big corporations and they would much rather focus on making money than setting themselves up for criticism from the White House and Congress,” said Ralph Begleiter “ (Majestic, 2013).
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