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How the Media Normalizes Violence
Nov 27, 2010

This instructive video is based on the works of Professor George Gerbner who studied this phenomenon for about thirty years. It shows how the constant imagery of violence we see on the screen may make as addicted to violent imagery. Gerbner argues that the media conglomerates know this effect very well. Therefore, they treat the fans of violent imagery the way drug traffickers treat drug addicts; that, is they add more and more violent imagery to have the same effect on the viewers. Very important video.

The video shows very graphic imagery, so be warned. At the same time, all the clips in this video are taken from the mainstream media.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7457024-how-the-media-normalizes-violence-gra phic-video-

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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
Dec 7, 2010

I am a newbie to the forum and I am really very happy to see the link that is posted and I would like to see some more resources that are very important and worth knowing.

Media is a biggest media that is enforcing all the other industries and no doubt we have to be very particular about this.


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Apr 21, 2011

I am not afraid of anything except the media and its hypesmile


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
May 2, 2011

Media is a political tool for shaping public opinion. Fear is the mind killer, if people are afraid its easy to control them. Switch to independent medias for real information, only then you will know what's happening in the real world. And not just fabricated stories and life celebrations of hollywood stars, world crisis in the perspective of the west, etc.


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
May 2, 2011

I agree, its the same everywhere, no matter what continent.


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May 2, 2011

I agree, this problem is found everywhere in the world.


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
May 9, 2011

what is a [quote] ''mind killer[''/quote]


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
May 11, 2011

Unfortunately television shows a lot of violence. It does not promote it but most of the time violence is not presented as a negative thing either. For example in action films the heroes are violent people who use physical power and weapons to eliminate others and in the end they reach their goals. Shouldn't it be different? Shouldn't films teach the population that violence doesn't get you anywhere? Shouldn't they promote the idea of intelligent negotiations instead of murdering your enemies?
I'm probably too naive and still believe that there is something good left in the human kind...
To many people's concern, even cartoons have become more and more violent, and it's not only a recent thing. Look at Tom and Jerry for example, they were considered harmless but what were the two main characters doing all the time? Heart each other. But you can't even compare that to the disgusting amount of violence in nowadays cartoons. Children are at the age where they should be surrounded by innocence and their good and playful spirit should be encouraged.


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
May 19, 2011

Yeah I definitely think it does. When we see people on TV acting violent, we take it as the social or cultural norm and begin to emulate their actions. In addition, I think that when we see media personalities acting violent, we sometimes forget that TV is not reality; we assume that the events occurring in "reality TV" or soap operas actually occur. This leads us to believe that we can act violent without any consequences. This, by fact, is wrong. But yes I definitely agree that the media normalizes violence.


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
May 26, 2011

CIA influences public opinion by control of the Media...

At various times, under its own authority or in accordance with directives from the President of the United States or the National Security Council staff, the Central Intelligence Agency has influenced domestic and international public opinion through control of the media....

CIA authority to perform psychological operations was assigned to the CIA Office of Policy Coordination, with oversight by the Department of State. The overall psychological operations of the United States, overt and covert, are under the policy direction of the Department of State during peacetime.
Here are some quotes...
"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
--William Colby, former CIA Director, quoted by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy

"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month."
--CIA operative, discussing the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. Katherine the Great, by Deborah Davis

"There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level."
--William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
Jun 15, 2011

I watched a news story on Aljazeera where a soldier described how even women and children were being killed bu security forces. What I noticed that this news of killing didn't bring any sort of immediate outrage in me, and my own reaction shocked me. It was a very complacent reaction on my part. Media has normalized violence to such an extent that it does not shock me anymore. Unlike my parents, who are regularly shocked at any violence or atrocity, because I feel their lives haven't been as exposed to new media as my life has been. Until you experience violence first-hand, the media seems to have numbed this normal reaction that viewers should actually possess. But how we react in real-life situations depends on our personal values, and whether you would take the step forward to help someone.

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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
Sep 29, 2011

To me, media is nothing but a business, and just like a business with money, it will do anything to earn viewers. That means that the story may not come out accurate. It is just like the media in the middle east- I don't recall watching muslims of all kinds, but only the extremists. Why is it that i watch americans of all kinds on t.v? Thanks to the doings of some governments, we are starting to hate people for what they really are not. One way out of this, according to me, is to confront the government as 'one people'. smile


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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
Oct 11, 2011

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Re: How the Media Normalizes Violence
Nov 19, 2011

By being exposed to all of this violence, we see it and consciously think, "this is bad," yet we don't have the heightened emotional response I think we should have. In a way, giving us witness to all this violence has numbed our emotional response. Though we know the wrongness of violence and know what we should feel when we see it, we do not emotionally feel that. When we do not feel the emotional pull, we are less likely to act out when we do see it. This, I think, is the most negative impact of the media normalizing violence.


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