Analysis of Music´s Deadly Influence by CWA (Concerned Women for America)

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The CWA (or Concerned Women for America) released an article named "Music's Deadly Influence" in August 3, 1999. The article was released when the music industry would be at a peak in its involvement within society. The TV had channels for music, CD players and various walkmans were top selling, and music could be acquired anywhere including the internet. The intention of this article was to serve as a general warning to parents and various other authority figures about the music industry and its effect on youth. The article was released under the CWA, which is an organization founded on "action and prayer" by Beverly LaHaye, and possesses a reputation in primarily right-wing views in the news and in political issues . This article fails …show more content…
The CWA (or Concerned Women for America) released an article named "Music's Deadly Influence" in August 3, 1999. The article was released when the music industry would be at a peak in its involvement within society. The TV had channels for music, CD players and various walkmans were top selling, and music could be acquired anywhere including the internet. The intention of this article was to serve as a general warning to parents and various other authority figures about the music industry and its effect on youth. The article was released under the CWA, which is an organization founded on "action and prayer" by Beverly LaHaye, and possesses a reputation in primarily right-wing views in the news and in political issues . This article fails in establishing a problem with media and youth, and uses adverse techniques that cause the article lose its credibility to its issue, from an assessment of the content of this article and its purpose. The CWA approaches the moral panic in unobjective standpoint, and constructs a bigger problem and exaggerated view of the situation. The problem is assembled similar to a disease, in which its magnitude and direction seem to be all encompassing and highly dangerous. It is mentioned that the article "does not...propose that popular music is the sole cause of violence, but...demonstrate[s] how it contributes to destructive and violent behavior" and includes other statements, such as that the author of the document Mr. Thomas L. Jippling

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