Media And Its Effects On The Media Essay

2006 WordsDec 2, 20169 Pages
In modern societies, the availability of information is vital to better decision making by voters, consumers, and investors. Much of that information is provided by the media, such as newspapers, television, and radio, which collect information and make it available to the public. As Americans, we trust what reporters write in the newspaper, and say on television and radio stations. Although we expect them to report the truth, current media outlets distort thier stories and give certain news reports disproportionate attention. The most important stories are often never seen on Television, read in the newspaper, or heard on the radio stations, while minor and trivial stories get the most news coverage. Hence celebrity engagements, divorce, entrance in rehabilitation centers and DUI cases are sold to the media and then regurgitated to us Americans which are left with inconsequential information. The media actually makes sure to feed us distracting information to keep us from the truth and avoid social movements that can highly affect the “one percent” of the USA. Mainstream media has the power to misinform the public therefore becoming in a way a social movement against public spheres and social movements created by the ‘99%’ with the sole purpose of controlling the public power. Social movements come and go, representing all political beliefs, and aim to achieve their political objectives by impelling a particular target group’s opinion. Some groups reach out directly to
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