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Though television and the media in general have an adverse effect on individuals the news with its reputation founded on newly constructed museums and monuments congratulating itself and the entire Vietnam war behind it is unquestionably the most potentially dangerous medium As described in the article Parachute Journalism by S Wizda news media has not only the power but also the means and the drive to reinforce both simplicity and passivity of thought in regard to television politics and perhaps life as a whole Propaganda is a very dangerous thing and this article is quite eloquent in its retelling of the Timothy MacVeigh saga Being a perfect example much like the Columbine story Gun Town Kansas provides convenient fodder for the propaganda machine However the article was not without its shortcomings Like several critical arguments Wizda succeeds very quickly at identifying a problem while failing at presenting a solution If the populace is so unable to realize the problem then perhaps their brains have been muddled by television beyond the point of retribution and finding a solution to the problem is beyond the necessity of any argument However a problem is hollow without at least the suggestion of a solution In considering the idea of propaganda a more in-depth examination considered with more understanding and less eagerness to mudsling would more than likely create a plausible situation that could be improved upon For example creating in Kansas the idea of a simple ignorant gun-wielding town reflects the idea that broadcast companies are both short on time and desperate for viewers when creating their by-lines While this behavior is not desirable it exists for real reasons and without accepting those reasons the problem cannot fizzle People even seemingly infallible media personalities need to eat and they need to feel that they do their job correctly Because they perceive that society their producers in particular prefers viewers above sincerity they also being victim to the ideas
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