I agree that whoever controls the media, controls society. Many different tools are used to shoot the media throughout the world. Television, radio, and twitter all sort out some sort of media that everyone person watches. Media has taken over the world by these uses of persuasion. Many of the people in the world watch television and/or use some sort of appliance to gather the information. Newer apps such, as Twitter or Facebook, are shooting out information or news for the world to see. For example, the fighting over in Syria has only been occurring for a couple of months and has become viral all around the world due to television and radio broadcasts. Believing the media around the world can vary with either them telling the truth or lies. Much of this truth and lie business is what gets the audience's attention into media. We the people want to acquire what might happen in the next chapter of news. The fighting in Syria is either gonna be one by the good or bad guys. No one knows and we want to stay on our toes to figure out what is going to happen next. The media keeps us glued to learning and finding out more information.
I believe that is some cases that who ever controls the media does in fact control reality to a extent. The people who control the media tells you what they are told to tell you. They leave out the very portant facts about certain things and tell you only the entertaining things. We do need to believe the news we see on TV or read in the paper. How ever some of we should not believe because news reporters only add in the the entertaining things to have a hot articale. They think facts are as important but a lot of people will be JM fact entertained by the facts more then the "hot juicy story". Most indefinalty the news and media is used to minuplate us. For example let's say the govermnet uses the news to tell us that aliens aren't real. They are minuplating us by saying that when in reality the lied to us and they know they are they just make sure the news doesn't add that in and say they are not. I don't watch the news that much. I don't really trust it but if I wanna whatch it I usually whatch the local news. I don't trust fox news or CNN because those stories don't really tell you the truth about anything.
I do believe that whoever controls the media controls reality to a certain extent. The news and media sources can only confirm what we as humans already communicate to eachother. I don't think that it's possible for the government to control EXACTLY what people think. As proven in 1984 there will always be skepticism and rebellion towards ideas that we know are untrue. Whether or not these feelings towards untrue ideas can be proven through news sources that may be monitored and edited by the government, we have our minds and insight from other people. No matter how much the government can control what we see on the internet, while it may influence our thoughts on certain issues, they can never completely hinder our perception of reality because we will always have our connections to eachother.
The media has grow throughout the years, and people rely on that media to learn things in life such as: current news, what we should be aware of, and even basics facts. This gives the media power to convince society on what's going on. Yes, this gives the companies, control of reality to a certain extent. The news has a lot of important things that people rely on for everyday life so, you should believe the media but to a certain extent. The news often tells us on what we should be aware of; this is vital news to help keep our citizen lives safe. Maybe there's a robbery going around the media will help people become aware that there's danger running around. But there are always some case were you may not want to believe in. In some cases yes, the media can be used to manipulate us; but its whether or not we believe in the news. Normally I will watch FOX if any news, but then again I don't believe everything they say.
Whoever controls the media could possibly control reality. People on news TV shows say what they are supossed to. However, the people
who tell them what to write may be the ones at fault. When you watch or read something on the news you normally believe that it's true, but in most cases you don't really know. People shouldn't always believe what they see on Twitter, Facebook, etc. A lot of the time people read things from unreliable sources but just because someone said it, society thinks it's true. The media could be using this power to manipulate us. Since we believe everything they say, they will start and might already be starting to take advantage of us as a society. Most of the news I hear is either from Twitter or on a news channel. Even I listen to most of the things Twitter tells me even if there isn't any proof provided and this is exactly what the media wants us to do. They want us to believe everything they say so they can take control of reality.
I agree that whoever controls the media controls reality, because you have the power to change the world with social media. Everything and anything travels within a blink of an eye, and every second millions of people are on social media craving to know what is happening in the world. When someone tweets or instagrams a picture millions of people can see that, if it'f good or bad people will know about it. Then they go off and tell someone else and the process begins. I do not think we should believe everything we see on TV or read. Every person in the world is biased whether they can help it or no. They are always going to try and persuade you to believe their side of the news. Also, when you read or watch something on TV you're only getting their side of a story and it may not always be the most accurate news out their. Now with their being so many different sources to find out news, it is difficult to pick which one is the exact story. The news and social media can manipulate you, with anything. That is why you cannot believe everything you see or hear. They will twist stories around to intrigue you and try to find out more about the topic of interest. Most people believe in the first thing they read because they are lazy, and do not want to keep researching on that specific news, so they go with what ever is right in front of them and they think it's right. I get my news from twitter. I follow different news cast that have websites off them and then I look at several other related news from the topic I'm looking for.
I feel it all depends on the person delivering the media. Taking myself into account, if the people informing me of weather or events that are to come do not look professional, then most likely I'm not going to listen. But there are some people in this world who can control what the media can and can't say. High authority in the government, like Obama or CIA agents can definitely prevent certain information from leaking out or manipulate the story to mislead people to believing a false story. But can media manipulate us? Yes and no; During 9/11, as the news caught the disaster live, everyone was in a state of awe, shock, and terror. The terrorists responsible were successful in causing fear and sadness in Americans. But as I say, what causes one problem can also fix another, Bush took the stage and lifted the American spirits and unified everyone in this time of disaster. Can media manipulate us; Yes, but can media completely brainwash us to do unreasonable acts? I don't think so. The news I listen to (when I have time in the morning) is Channel 3. They are professional, accurate, and at times funny to watch!
I believe that Peter Jennings was correct, I have seen so many people follow blindly what they are told on the news. living in a house where a member of the house is democrat and the others republican, I seen many times the media act as horse blinders, forcing those to follow a strict path. and any effort to widen their view will result in you instantly getting shut down. The media is deafening to those who listen, the media is all they know, its all they need to know.
The media controls the world. People will believe anything they see or hear from the media. Even if it just looks like the media, people will believe anything. For example, a fake iOS8 ad claimed that one can charge a device with iOS8 by microwaving it. People tried it. We should not believe news we see on TV unless we can confirm it with another source. The media can certainly manipulate us, as seen with the iOS8 microwave ad. And that wasn't even really the media. I get my news from other people like my brother.
I agree with Peter Jennings, whoever is in control of the media has the power to dictate what information is released to the public. Many news outlets are biased and what they report can't be taken at face value. In today's digital age stories posted on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) can not always be trusted as anyone can create any information that they want. The news can definitely be used to manipulate us there have been many cases where fake stories are made inorder to scam people and get thousands of dollars. I get my news from the local NBC news channel, but when they report on information that is at a national level I'll sometimes check to see its legitimacy.
I believe whoever controls the media controls reality. With social networks such as Twitter to television stations like CNN or FOX, one statement released into the world of technology can spread like wildfire, whether it's believable or not. To that point, I also believe a single person is not solely responsible for feeding information to the public. News reports turn into people expressing their opinions all around the world. With these opinions circulating through social media, once again from random sources, problems are created that were never there in the first place. I highly believe media can be used to manipulate us, especially since it's the easiest way to spread information. As long as people see a subject matter being discussed that has been a hot topic, people will believe anything they hear. I get my news from papers and credible, unbiased newscasts.
i do not agree with the statement given by Peter Jennings. Here in America we have the freedom to look at the world as we want to. The media can feed us all the propaganda they want but what it really comes down to is if we are willing to believe it or not. We as a people must take knowledge into our own hands. We have the resources and the ability to find out what is happening in the world almost anywhere. All it takes is a certain amount of dedication and passion. I do believe that the new and the mainstream media does play an enormous role in what we perceive as truth. Yet no matter what news cast, social media, or any other form of information gathering organization you are getting your news from you must always go and find your other documents, people, and news casts about it to find out which is true. Sometimes you must go outside of America to find the truth, because no amount of footage from a war zone is going to clearly show what is actually happening in that part of the world. never look to one source always look for others and then find your own answer on what you are looking for.
Whoever controls the media does control reality. we are taught to believe what we see, as spoken by the cliché "seeing is believing". The media is put right in front of our faces every day whether it be on the TV, the newspaper, magazines, and even the internet. So when we see these stories, our first instinct is to believe that they are true and are reality. We have no reason (in the moment) to believe anything different, so why not just go with it? Personally, I believe we should not believe everything we see right off the bat. Some sources are credible but more than half of what we see is either close to the truth, missing a few details, or just plain fabricated by the manipulative media. They publish what they want us to see, not what we want to see. As long as this nation has naïve eyes willing to soak up whatever they read like uneducated sponges, the media will continue to control us. Please, be a smart sponge.
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