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Pseudo-Heroic Characters

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People need such stories, which drives journalists to write and the audiences to hear. More often than not in news writing, the scapegoat/ fall guy character in storytelling or the hero character that saved the world has been reapplied time and again to figures in different social contexts. One such example would be the Hero figures that saves the world and whom society adores. Society needs scapegoats or a figure to throw their emotions at in order to maintain the communication of its fundamental values and just as Boorstin (1962) argues, we create pseudo-Heroic characters through celebrities that serve a temporary interest and reflect values in certain contexts before later being discarded. “We have become self-conscious about our admiration
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