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How do you think the media affects the publics opinion, and their actions?

whats your personal opinion on how the media affects the public (particularly teens and tweens)

Asked By: blonde_ambition.999 - 3/22/2008
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I'd say the Corporate Media's job as in relation to teens is to keep you buying magazines about celebrities and to get you to CONSUME PRODUCTS. I-Pods, cell Phones, Blu-Ray DVD players, clothes, beauty products...actual entertainment is secondary to the advertisements... More
Answered By: Richard V - 3/22/2008
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people believe what they see on the news, its sad but true. the best thing is to watch news from several countries and decide what to believe, and even then you still dont get the whole truth.
Answered By: marlasinger5 - 3/22/2008
 
Oops, I'm not a tween. Anyway, by the responses posted here over the past months, it would seem the public is very aware of how the media is Left leaning in politics. People also seem to be aware that stories are spun and sensationalized for reaction and shock effect. Obviously, there must be a large portion of the... More
Answered By: Derail - 3/22/2008
 
Yes, MSM is a complete waste of time and the main reason why so many people are walking through this life uninformed and ignorant of the things that really matter. MSM is just a distraction and I don't even waste my time watching it anymore. If you want the truth read blogs and newspapers,
Answered By: FUBAR - 3/22/2008
 
I think pertaining to politics, the media has a huge influence on Americans. The media defines which issues turn into major scandals; newspapers dictate when a candidate has momentum; newspaper and television bias has the potential of reaching millions of people.
Answered By: Jess - 3/22/2008
 
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