While the use of media during elections is common, the use of “fake news” to cover up a sex scandal, both in the film but also in “real life”, is an arguable presumption, but one that I find to be true. Comparing the film and reality, Wag the Dog depicts an idea that I feel to be truthful about American politics – politicians will do anything to cover up a scandal, even construct such “fake news” by the help of a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer. In my opinion, mass media is depicted truthfully as a source of manipulating the viewers. However, the people’s reaction to the news, in my opinion, is not truthfully depicted. I do not believe that Americans are as gullible and susceptible towards the mass media’s content as depicted in the film.
Murrow Political Bias in media is one of the most rampant examples of bias in terms of its influence on mindsets of people. The statement above by Edward R. Murrow makes total sense in today’s world. Political Bias is at its peak during elections. Public has to vote for candidates and much information about the candidates comes from media. Media, during these times, takes this advantage.
The “Perfect” Body For years people have played the “blame game” with media and its effects on society. It has been questioned whether the media helps or hurts more in its overall impacts. The multimedia sources consist of magazines, advertisements, TV shows, and social pages such as Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, and Facebook, all in which society seems to be addicted to. The real question is, is having all of these sources of media positively or negatively affecting society? Some people blame the media for harming society by causing eating disorders and a low self esteem.
Another problem with online dating is the possibility of lying and deception due to the freedom given by the internet. In the survey, twenty-two (22) people said that the possibility of lying and deception is indeed, one of the biggest problems of online dating. This is because the possibility of deception is what the respondents fear about online dating and in fact, this is the reason they stated in the survey as to why they do not participate in online dating. “This (online romance scam) is a concern not solely because people are losing large sums of money to these criminals, but also because of the psychological impact experienced by victims of romance scams,” (Buchanan and Whitty, 182). Couch, Liamputtong, and Pitts also mentioned that
Unfortunately, most of the news and facts they’re receiving is either bias or highly exaggerated. Some Western media companies have achieved destroying the true image of Arabs, “The word ‘Arab’ is almost never used as a complimentary or even neutral term. Instead, “Arab” is employed to help advance the sinister stereotype: Arab=Muslim=Evil Enemy Other” (Jack Shaheen, 2013). Media has taken the word “Arab” from an honorable well cultured being and somehow managed to turn it into an insult. Consequently leading to false accusation of the Arabs not just causing hatred and violence, but also causing deep fear to those affected by such accusations.
At its base, media malaise and mobilization theory concern themselves with the idea of media influence on people’s perception of politics. Within this very broad field, a number of interesting studies have been conducted, that sometimes come to seemingly differing conclusions. Numerous reports have found that large-scale media consumption can have debilitating effects on people’s trust in media and the political processes (Cappella 231; Cappella and Jamieson 71; De Vreese and Semetko 632; Putnam 221). Similarly, Patterson (“The news media” 452) makes the point that a shift in the way in which news was being covered worsened people’s perception of broadcast news, criticizing the content for having become increasingly negative. This shift is attributed to a form of “interpretative reporting” (452), that has become the dominant form of political news coverage in the past two decades.
Using massive quantitative analysis of Facebook, a 2016 research study observed similar information consumption patterns among users of varying political leaning, namely the tendency “to select and share content related to a specific narrative and to ignore the rest” (Watry). Catering to the confirmation bias inherent in individuals, this tendency in effect drives users away from dissenting views. The formation of isolated, like-minded groups overwhelmingly benefits pieces that are intentionally crafted to manipulate said groups, thus initiating a vicious cycle of polarization: echo chambers provide the perfect environment for “fake news” articles, which then embolden extreme ideologies and hateful remarks, which in turn creates an even more polarized political
There is huge potential for the gambling industry in India even though most of this market falls under the illegal category in India. Gambling promotes ‘collusive corruption’ and it is a reason behind the erosion of moral values. It affects the social and economical life of the nation. There are divergent views amongst scholars, policy makers and experts on this topic. I have tried to show the pros and cons of the gambling industry in this project while analysing its growth and looking into the political, legal, social, and moral dimensions of the debate.
Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered. (political-science, 2016) Media bias refers to a widespread phenomenon that is opposite to the standard of journalism. It means that most journalists and news producers commonly report the events and news due to their preferences and personal perspectives, but not an individual one. Furthermore, the existence of the media bias is so common that it has involved a wild range of fields, such as Advertising Bias, Corporate Bias, Mainstream Bias, Sensationalism Bias and other types of bias. (political-science, 2016) Advertising bias refers to the stories that are selected or slanted to please advertisers.
However, such pervasive influence over the media is particularly damaging in the long run. This kind of deliberate withholding of information from the public, merely because one has considerable amount of money and power erodes the truth-seeking motive of the press. Journalists who attempt to work against the system face major obstacles, with death threats and physical assaults being