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Manipulation Inthe Media Powerpoin

  1. 1. By: David Ramos
  2. 2. <ul><li>A particular media outlet creating an image or argument that favors their particular interests </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Reporting that is unbiased </li></ul><ul><li>Does not attempt to persuade the audience to assume a specific stance on an issue </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Fashions itself as “watchdogs” </li></ul><ul><li>Pretend to expose corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Give the false impression that they have ethics </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Example of Bias: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSNBC vs. Fox News </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coverage was analyzed by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Nonpartisan and unbiased organization </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Both agencies guilty of bias </li></ul><ul><li>MSNBC blatant bias for Obama </li></ul><ul><li>Fox News much more objective, but still subtle bias </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT ABOUT NEUTRALITY? </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>7 people interviewed </li></ul><ul><li>4 people did not care or did not realize media is biased </li></ul><ul><li>3 other people believed that bias determined the recent Presidential election </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Marketed directly to the public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On TV and the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ads say it treats “general anxiety disorder” </li></ul><ul><li>DSM IV does not include “general anxiety disorder” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anxiety Disorder NOS” is in the manual </li></ul><ul><li>Language is changed to be more inclusive </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Marketed for a disease that does not exist </li></ul><ul><li>Media companies run the ads for money </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the “watchdogs”? </li></ul><ul><li>Money > Ethics </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>STOP WATCHING!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Be critical of what you hear </li></ul><ul><li>Look through the spin: fact vs. opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Use several sources to develop opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Be informed </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage others to boycott biased agencies </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Almost all media is biased </li></ul><ul><li>The media cannot fix itself </li></ul><ul><li>“ The price of democracy is eternal vigilance” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Thomas Jefferson </li></ul></ul>

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