Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Couch Potatoes Aren't Dupes

Monday, March 26, 2007

Couch Potatoes Aren't Dupes

It is in the article "Couch Potatoes Aren't Dupes" by Constance Penley and Andrew Ross in which something is said that is rarely ever noticed and that is that television isn't as big of a harming agent as people make it out to be, but, in fact, war is. It is in this article where it is plainly said and that is: "But it is war that makes people stupid, not TV." That is something that I completely agree with. It is the television that helps give people information and helps them be who they want to be. By watching the television, the people who aren't involved in the war will be able to get all information on the war, good or bad for their country and will be able to form their own opinion or just be able to gather information to back up the beliefs that they already had. It is war that makes us people that we aren't. It is the people involved in the war and the government who try to sway the people who have their own opinion and beliefs against war into believing in war and that it is a good thing for the country. You see, you as a person should be able to have your own beliefs and opinions on things and by watching television or listening to any type of media, you are able to form your own types of opinions, which is how it should be. With war, it's support war or were going to try as hard as possible to sway you from your beliefs so that, to you, war isn't so bad and the people involved in war dont' feel so bad for being in one and that just isn't the way things should be done.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

This is an important question. Can we blame the media or is it war itself and the limitations of public that make war so stupifying?

In truth it is probably a combination of the two. The limitations and distortions of the medium are made worse by the very human reaction to the passions of war.

4/11/2007 10:49 PM  

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