English 101, Section 016
November 22, 2005
Media Bad. T.V. Good.
Nothing on T.V. is ever worth watching anymore! Have you ever heard this before? This of course is not true, because there are amazing amounts of programs on our television all the time that are worth watching. I do not think that anyone could come up with a good argument of how the History Channel has caused the collapse of the American society, and how we would be better off without any sort of news channels. There are plenty of reasons why the television is one of the greatest assets we have today, even if not too many people want to believe it. I actually happen to believe that there are some stations that provide information that is beneficial to us, even though many Americans do not seem to be watching them, and that CSPAN is one of the greatest tools of democracy we have, even though we seem to pass by that channel too. However, with all of the positive attributes that can be given, have you ever really noticed how much junk is on television? It seems that our tool of mass information and amazing amounts of knowledge is being hijacked by the most drastic views of vice, drama, and fear that could possibly be imagined. This has obviously led to the belief that the television, the marvel of information, news, and entertainment, is the bane of society. The problem that the majority of Americans need to realize is that it is not the concept of the media and television that is causing this problem. It is the lies of vice, sex, and violence that makes some parts of television that has led to the decline in the quality of our media and the views of our society.
One of the reasons our media has taken a decline in its quality is the amazing amounts of violence that many producers of media seem to just throw at us and claims is really happening. There is of course violence in our culture. As horrible as this is it is just a part of life that we must deal with, but is mainstream... [continues]
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