Media and Our Downfall

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Submitted By leende511
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I. Introduction: In our everyday lives we confronted with many obstacles and choices. We look for escapes and stress relievers. The media provides a false comfort away from those stresses. “Thus the predominant genres and modes of representation (news, chat show, soap opera) meet the needs and the desires for order of, and in, the everyday, and even in those areas of media production and consumption where it may be suggested that there is scope for both resistance and ambiguity (and there is evidence, for example, in popular music culture and in some online networks and bulletin boards that this is the case).” (Silverstone, R., 2002). It’s the media, producers and the fortune 500 companies that produce consumer goods and those companies that feed our imaginations with fallacies through “entertainment” television.
i. Thesis: It is my belief that we should hold the media accountable for its not only on a deontological level but, a judicial level as well.
II. Ethnics: while not mandatory is in good character.
i. Promote your business in a positive light. ii. Provide positive influences for children.
III. Where the stereotypes are: “There are many formal fallacies, mistakes in reasoning that occur due to the structure of the argument (the fallacy of affirming the consequent is, therefore, a formal fallacy). There are also hundreds of informal fallacies.” (Mosser, 2010)
i. Stereotypes and the media influence consumers with fallacies such as Slippery Slope, False Authority and Hasty Generalizations. ii. It’s “reality”, not the consumers’ reality but the producers, advertisers and writers.
IV. Blame it on the media: there ignorance and why they are wrong, “Even after a person leaves a situation where they faced negative stereotypes, the effects of coping with that situation remain,” says Inzlicht. “People are more likely to be aggressive after they’ve faced…...

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