Media bias is a real problem. When people are not aware of the facts alone, rather interpretation of facts, they are being manipulated. Media should report facts concisely and promptly with as much accurate information as possible. When networks allow to dictate how they report news, there is a much greater chance to be biased. When networks accept monetary incentives to report in a specific manner, there is a much greater chance to be biased.
The media uses stereotyping in an attempt to get a quick handle on vast amounts of information-thus, the good guy wears white and the bad guy wears black. However, the media can also stereotype for other reasons. When one’s stereotyped group status is made relevant or conspicuous by situational features, stereotype threat and performance decrements are
This is an important concept because it explains that officers should not follow society and pressure from the public and media but follow the laws that our country. This a good thing to have when dealing with persuasive criminals and individuals. Both officers and civilians benefit from this principle because it protects both parties. Officers also need to know the laws, so they can stay away form trouble and not be deceived by public persuasion. This is a good thing to have in America today, because many criminals will say anything to get out of punishment.
(Parenti) also supports (Walters, Mair & Lim) with the theory that states although media misrepresentation may occur due to innocent error or common production problems, it does not occur randomly as there has to be a distinct motive behind it which in this case refers to popularity, profit, and fame. This clearly shows that the ability of media outlets to create bias stories which can take various different forms such as sensationalism, are driven by specific motives which can lead to not only those outlets gaining more viewers and profit but also damage the reputation of the actor’s within the news. Now, moving on to my second point which is Persuasion bias affiliating political affairs [De Marzo, Vayanos, and Zwiebel] suggest that consumers of media are subject to media
This shows a great deal of wisdom. One thing humans can learn from this story is to take some time to think things through before making decisions or even talking to others. Our words are very powerful and have the opportunity to be very destructive. This is especially true about gossip: “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and gossip separates close friends” (Proverbs 16:28). Humans are too quick to gossip, and this is something we need to make ourselves more aware of and strive to be better
According to Merriam Webster, a stereotype is “... a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgement”. Stereotypes could be based on truths but in most cases, they are overly exaggerated. According to the article “Stereotypes” by Saul McLeoud, stereotyping is “...a major way in which we simplify our social world; since they reduce the amount of processing (i.e. thinking) we have to do when we meet a new person” (7). In order to reduce thinking so much it is common for people to place someone in a group and assume that they have all of the common characteristics of members of that group. Misconceptions on the other hand are “A wrong or inaccurate idea or conception” (Merriam Webster).
One of these negatives that has become an issue is that being able to constantly see what others are doing or what the new trend in American pop culture is, people constantly judge themselves based on what other people think or are doing at that moment. Anyone can get on social media and post something that can be hurtful to another person just because they want to bring someone down. People can no longer escape from others because the social media presence in this country has become so overwhelmingly important and sometimes addicting to people who cannot stray away from a screen. Another aspect of the negative effects that technology has had on American culture is the fact stated earlier that any answer or need can be found just a click away.
There are many controversial topics that we see on a daily basis through the media. Some of the topics that we are exposed to are race, stereotypes, sexism and sex. These things seem to be a key factor in how media makes its presence felt. Whether it is through T.V. shows, how stereotypes and race are still a common trend in present day movies. I believe that stereotyping is everywhere you look movies and T.V. in particular but also music.
Media is said to be an important part of people lives. It contains various types of contents that people can choose their favorite shows according to their preferences. Contents about genders are also presented diversely in the media. Therefore, it generates different perspectives of people towards this topic. Viewers perceive the stereotype and ideal contents of races and genders through the media because it is an important element which affects the socializing, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of its people (Gunter 21, n.d.).
This will help them cooperate with the press, as the press will reveal only verified information to the public. The police will also be accountable to the media by offering them the information they need in time. This will aid in speeding up investigations thus delivering justice and dealing with the outlaws in due course. When the media reveal only true information about the community, the community will feel the need to cooperate with them so that they can create a safer community. A good relationship with the media will help to create a peaceful society in a great way (Miller et al.,
From a different viewpoint, this can all be fake. Today, people can alter footage, change audio and make fake documents look real. This is very dangerous because people who take these things as truth will react in a way that will shake the foundations of society. If this documentary’s purpose was to mislead the people to get what they want and people believed it, then we really don’t know fact and fiction in this world. People can be easily manipulated with by small things.
I agree with Trudeau’s ideals of how national relationships should operate. In my view, it’s because some don’t prioritize interaction and being open with each other that our current society is plagued by a discriminative feature: stereotypes. The problem affects both our government and social society. Because of stereotypes, there are certain aspects expected from a person because of their race, beliefs, and/or culture. Stereotypes are widely known and are hard to get rid of since, some choose to be ignorant in learning the various types of people we will come to communicate with; their lack of knowledge would force them to use the information available to them, which are stereotypes.
When examining mass media liberal bias it is important to examine an event where the liberal/conservative dichotomy is on full display. The televised Presidential debates are a perfect example of an event where the media directly interacts with a specific side of the American political spectrum. By analyzing the difference in tone between the Republican primary election debates and the Democratic primary debates, we may determine the existence of a bias and whether or not that bias would have a significant impact on public opinion. The recent CNBC Republican primary debate was surrounded in controversy due to the line of questioning and tone of the CNBC moderators.