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Has our nation been deceived by the media Has the media sent forth an era that it is all right to define what was considered old fashion values Values are defined by the Websters Dictionary as beliefs or ideas Violence on TV affects how children view themselves their worldand other people In fact experts warn that viewing violence can have lifelong harmful effects on childrens health By the time children complete school the average child will witness more than 100000 acts of violence on TV including 8000 murders The more violence children watch on TV the more likely they may act in aggressive ways become less sensitive to others pain and suffering and be more fearful of the world around them Since we live in a violent society were constantly hearing arguments that seeing TV violence particularly children desensitizes us so we accept real violence more off handily maybe it even triggers real violence The theory behind the TV attacks is always the same if Bobby commits a crime hes not responsible and his parents are not responsible Something Else is responsible The problem in this society isnt the easy availability of drugs or guns or television although all are scape goateed All of these things are mere senseless they do only what we have them do All supposedly scientific studies on the subject of TV violence causing real violence are based on a theory of cause-and-effect that is contrary to humans having the capability of making responsible moral choices So is the media causing the nation to stray away from the old fashion values We are voluntary beings by nature we chose what we do and what we make ourselves For example you take two brothers from an identical lousy environment missing father overworked mother no money rotten inner city neighborhood One brother joins a gang and has committed his first murder within a couple of years On the other
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