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The media contrubuts to stereotypes and some where down the line stereotypes became entertainment There is violence on television today and most of it is stereotypical The media is not only television it can be newspapers magiziens and periodicals Entertainment is also a wide industry And stereotypes lava of ignorance Before I continue let me give you the definition of sterotype A stereotype is a conventional formulaic and oversimplified conception opinion or image and television is filled with them We see violence in every aspect of television from TV series commercials and most especially the news And most of them are stereotypical you see Mexicans selling oranges or a loud overly excited black person or even the dizzy white women Yes these things are funny and entertaining but they are also dulling and demeaning While watching television you can find at least five television series that are violent in nature For instance you have Americas Most Wanted Americas Wildest Police Chases Buffy The Vampire Slayer Angel Walker Texas Ranger and these are just local television I wont bother to mention what cable television has become Lately television has taken on a new image one of violence where action series filled with murder blood and gunshots Is this good Yes good for the network but bad for the viewing population Another way we see violence on TV is commercials Sometimes its the violent images of the newest action flick or the cartoon super hero with the biggest gun but more so its the violent language A roach commercial kills and destroys the super hero smashes shoots and eliminates Kids shows like power rangers glorify violence Plus the newest trend is Japanamation which seeks to make its characters more life like and shows violence at every turn Watching one of these cartoons you may see anything from someone getting shot in the head to a women getting raped Yes we are still talking about
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