We have the social media to blame for many stories that aren’t told truthfully. The sad part is that some people believe if you read it on Facebook or twitter it must be true. Every day the media is tweaking stories to make their ratings go up so more people will watch them and bring in more money. There are many stories written in print that are true from someone’s point of view but more than likely another person who witnessed or lived through the same event would tell the story with a whole different twist. A major story that was reported with misleading information was a news story over "Fukusima 50".
They say that crime news has already become a staple news item, and because of that it is imperative that the media exercises caution when presenting information to its publics (Gruenewald et al., 2009). It should be noted that while their research revolves around homicide, the aspect of how it comes to be newsworthy depending on the offender and victim is an important factor in how it will be presented to the audience. They worked under the assumption that the gender and race of either an offender or a victim are characteristics that raise or lower a news report’s newsworthiness. A study from Geer also shows that aside from criminals, the victims concerned in crimes play a large part in the visual element of crime news. Geer says that these visual elements of the news product depict immediately, dramatically, and often in full colour what it may take several paragraphs to say in words.
Furthermore, another exaggerated representation of crime by the media is this overemphasis of extraordinary crimes. Felson & Eckert, (2015) discusses the 2 main fallacies about crime, these focus on misconception of crime. The ‘Dramatic fallacy’ is the focus on drama crime that are shocking. Felson & Eckert states that “The media are carried away by a horror-distortion sequence” they find a story that entertains the public and also make profit while forming a fairy tales in the minds of the public then carry on this fable into the next story. While this is happening, the public misconception of crime grow therefore, it is no accident that crime becomes so distorted in the public mind (Felson & Eckert, 2015).
In today 's world, we can 't go a day without seeing media. Sometimes the media can be violent, and sometimes that violence can cause children to act violently. In Fact, there have been multiple cases of people acting out in violent ways that has led back to the effect of media, people have even died because of others watching violence. One example of that would be the well known case of the Slenderman stabbing where two girls stabbed their friend 19 times to please the fantasy video game character Slenderman. Many teens listen, play and watch violence and say that they don’t feel they have been affected by media violence in any way.
An example of a movie that exaggerates the lunar effect is "Twilight". "Twilight" exaggerates the lunar effect by using the stereotype of supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves coming out during the full moon. Another way that the media exaggerates the lunar effect is by reporters blaming the lunar effect for causing certain events. For example, many reporters blame the lunar effect on crimes. An example of this would be "a reporter blaming the lunar effect for causing car accidents on Sunday, when in reality their were more accidents because it's busier on the weekends.
The media tends to focus on violent or extreme crimes as a large story. We have all heard some variation of “Someone broke into an elderly woman’s home and murdered her in her sleep to rob her of her possessions. More of the story at 5! (or 6, or 9, or even 10).” The media takes these crimes that occur very sporadically and mold them into a way to make people fearful of an occurrence that is incredibly unlikely to happen again, or to them. These heightened levels of fearful stories increase the anxieties of those who watch, listen, or read about the story.
The author is bias and uses harsh, explicit language to prove his points. While reading his article, one can sense his sarcastic tone, and the fact that he thinks everyone is uneducated concerning this issue, which gives his article a bad vibe to the reader. Moreover, the author uses pathos, in other words an emotional appeal. This clearly indicates his feelings towards the topic, and the language he uses, tells the reader his personal thoughts regarding this issue that is bothering him. Never the less, there are a few strong points, which balances out the article, making it bearable for the reader.
When the author is telling faulty stories or using unreliable stories, it can cause the audience to lose trust in the author of the story. It is very important for the author to make sure that person has the trust of all their readers. A Logical fallacy can also make an essay very confusing to the reader. An essay with many fallacies can make an essay very hard to read and very confusing to the reader. It is very important for authors to look over fallacies when writing an essay.
The first is that the bias creates a foundation of misrepresentations of the facts which ensures that the people cannot debate the facts as they are. One of the main functions of the news media is to set the agenda for society. In the words of Bernard Cohen, “media do not tell people what to think, but what to think about” (Cohen). When the media presents biased
I have noticed that media play a crucial role in enhancing the public hysteria. In this incident, I saw the same process as media again using an accusatory language by draw a framework to manipulate the subject. Here I have got some question in my mind. What is the limits of the media? Where it starts from and where it ends?