Stereotypes In The Media

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Media is the biggest influence in society, especially in this generation, as they affect the means in how the audience thinks and behaves towards a particular topic area. As technology is advancing, media is becoming more powerful as more people are relying on the media as means information on the world. The media has the authority to be bias towards a particular issue, which influence people have the same views as the media.
Stereotypes are created in media based on what the media portrays towards the audience. Stereotypes are usually taken into a negative notion because it causes people to make assumptions on a group of people based on one or a few people’s actions. This causes people to mislead others and causes them to be close-minded about the group of people. Stereotypes are directed towards many different groups of people such as gender, cultures and race. One other essential stereotype is religion. Religion has been influenced greatly in society by the media creating very strong stereotypes in both a negative and positive notion. There have been many major picture motions that have been representing Muslims in a
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This movie was initially released in 1998, a few years before the popular Islamic attacks started. This shows how the media was conveying the negative representation of Muslims even before any major actions have been taken place. The plot of this movie displays New York City being attacked by Arab/Muslim terrorist while the police in America are trying to stop these attacks to protect their people. This movie also shows many images of the Muslim terrorist performing religious actions, which could suggest that the religion itself is aggressive and violent. These negative associations of violence to Muslims in the film could suggest the medias intentions of developing the stereotype of Islam as the movie only refers to Muslims as the ‘bad

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