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The Influence of Media ViolenceThe entertainment quality found in media violence eventually leads tothe degradation of human beings in society Reality is distorted when people accept violence in media withoutquestion Violence in media distorts reality by making people believeour world is unsafe Although this may partially be true media makessociety believe one must have weapons to protect oneself Actually thisbelief may propel the problem further That is the more weapons in oursociety the greater the chance of someone using them for the wrongthings Most researchers blame movies like Terminator 2 and Rambo forcausing people to have this distorted reality Although these moviesshow a horrendous amount of blood and gore I believe that most adultsare able to separate these movies from reality I feel that the Newshas a far worse impact on peoples perception of reality To society theNews is reality These things really happen and we accept the Newsas truth Davis 1992 p 5 We become so accustomed to violent crimesand horror stories that we become less compassionate to others Anotherset of TV programs that have a powerful influence on the way we perceivesociety is the now hotter than ever TV TALK SHOW These TV Talk Showshave grown so popular over the last decade that every hour of the day atleast two or three seem to be on television These talk shows showpeople with problems ranging from a husband who is having a sexualrelationship with his wife s sister to people who are physicallyattracted to their pets The host or hostess of the show tries to solvethe problem or so heshe wants us to think When we see people withproblems such as these everyday on TV we become so conditioned to themthat we begin to see these problems as being normal and okay morallyIn F-451 the government distorts reality by controlling the mediaentirely telling the people that there is nothing wrong with theircurrent lifestyle The dynamics of media violence work in a similar way as
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