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Negative Effect of TV News Crime and Violence Television news due primarily to its obsession with crime and violence definitely has a negative impact upon our society TV news is basically an oxymoron giving us the skin of the truth stuffed with a lie A news program should be focused on the facts with perhaps some objective analysis However for business purposes TV news broadcasts use dramatic usually violent stories and images to capture and maintain an audience What we see and hear on the news affects us both consciously and subconsciously and sends us about our lives unnecessarily fearing the remote dangers that we see excessively portrayed on the evening news This fact is especially true for children who are defenseless against this onslaught of malice being brought into our living rooms in the form of informative reporting Why is it that bad news is the only news Is that all the public finds interest in Take the story of Jessica Dubroff Jessica was to become the youngest person to fly across the continent of America At the start of her voyage there was only a smattering of news reports granting her a few seconds of recognition However after her plane crashed and she her father and trainer were killed Jessica was front-page news To see the latest horror thriller theres no need to go to your local theater its on television at 6 PM Yet the news isnt completely at fault the people who complain that these stories are exaggerated are the very people who tune in to watch them every evening The long-standing news producer motto if it bleeds it leads is alive and well and the network broadcasts are no better than the locals are The world news shows are virtually indistinguishable from local news both leading with blood and guts Clearly advertising revenue and the constant pressure to keep the viewers tuned to the station are the
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