Media is Quickly Taking Over: Why is T.V. So Important to Society?
In the past 60 years, T.V has become one the major industries in the world (The Effects of Television). Television has become vital to people in the 21st century. Television is watched for enjoyment, to gain knowledge, to become aware, and many other reasons. According to the Kiser Family …show more content…
In 1995, 21% of Americans blame TV for teenage violence (Bok 235). If teens spend their days watching vicious shows that encourage bad behavior then they too will want to demonstrate it. The society believes that the link between media violence and societal violence has intensified in the past decade (Bok 233). This means that since the violence on TV is rising so is the violence in the community. Teenagers are influenced by the violence they watch on TV.
Americans find themselves living in a world where only the bad things are highlighted on T.V. Accidents death and crimes are interesting but normal is considered boring (Gibbon 240). The media has a liberal bias, but is central bias towards bad news (Gibbon 240). This means that they only will highlight the bad thing they want the public to see. They won't show the good people are doing every day. People are finding themselves watching T.V to escape reality so they seek bad things that doesn't happen