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By allowing our opinion to be persuaded by the media in their depictions of the truth within particular news broadcasting stories we are merely coinciding with the disillusions of the world in which we live As a society we would rather allow ourselves to be convinced by the media that sudden outbursts of violence can be directly linked to a logical explanation The media therefore allows us to believe there is a reason for every violent act and we are not to blame By placing the blame on different forms of questionable entertainment this allows us to sleep at nightAn example of this would be a murder trial that took place in the northern region of the United States A young male high school student was taken to court for the axe murder of his mother father and sister The media stated this boy had a straight A average and was beloved by all who knew him After showing a photo of the boy on national television along with an exclusive interview with his closest friends the publics opinion is now based on one preconceived notionwhat would make this seemingly clean cut well mannered boy perform such a horrendous act of violence Reporters later received an anonymous tip that the boy might have listened to a band by the name of Negativland who was known for being highly critical of mass media One of their songs entitled Christianity Sucks was allegedly thought to be the motivation behind the young boys sudden act of violence The media continued by comparing Negativland with many of the other highly controversial artists such as Marilyn Manson With this in mind the media has now generated faulty evidence that would lead us to believe the music group Negativland was to blame for this appalling act of violence due to their negative influence on this young boys state of mind We are also lead to believe that the murder must have
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