Media Violence

1105 Words Oct 23rd, 2013 5 Pages
Censorship of Violence in Popular Entertainment is NOT Justified

“When I was at church they taught me something else/ If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed/ That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned/ When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless/ Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen/ I might not be the same, but that's not important/
No freedom till we're equal, damn right I support it.” These are lyrics from a song called “Same Love” about marriage equality by rapper Macklemore. Rap is the one genre of music that Robert Peters singled out as being consistently and always violent in his article “Censorship of Violence in Popular Entertainment is Justified”.
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He also singles out one genre of music and makes an incredibly broad statement by saying that any and all rap music is violent when what he should have done is given examples of certain Snoop Lion songs where he talks about shooting up Crips because he is a member of the violent Blood gang. He sets himself up for a great argument throughout this article. He named off his first three out of four main points in the article but doesn’t show any evidence after the claims to support his points. He takes us back to his childhood in an unnecessary time to tell us that back in the day, he and his brother played an outdated version of cowboys and Indians. Which could show how violence in media is easily imitated by anyone but to connect with his more recent audience, he should have a bit more examples under his belt to show the modern, violent world how violence is being effected by media today. He could use Columbine as an example for violence in media being easily imitated because it was a shooting where young kids went to their high school with guns and everyone believed that they were imitating video games that they had been playing. If Peters wants to accurately depict the violence in media today, he should be using examples everyone can relate to. Robert Peters may have gone to prestigious schools and may work for a big company that are working to make the world a better place, but with the argument that there is too much violence in media, he

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