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An explanation of the thesis of the article Why do bullies get away with it Is that we live in a culture that tolerates bullying meanness and verbal abuse because businesses sports and TV all support abuses of power Theyre like our intellectual leaders of the 21st century We listen to everything the media say for example they will say a white boy calling a brown kid is bullying but they wont say that their reality show is full of worse bullies and that we are the even most merciless bullies for watching other people suffer and getting a kick out of it Basically the bullies get rewarded in life so whats the point in telling bullies are wrong An example in this article on how bullying is promoted is that a reality show had a contest that you would get voted off the island based on your attitude Thats bullying right there but on top of that it rewards the biggest bully that voted everyone off money PEOPLE CALL THIS ENTERTAINMENT Another example in this article is the hockey game where Dr Peter Jaffe took his sons to the hockey game and two players got into a fight and it was replayed numerous times because everyone was cheering and everyone seemed to enjoy the hockey fight This is bullying right here but to find it entertaining and replay it numerous times thats abusing your power to the maxI agree with Robert Fuller that we have a culture of denigration because in our society we seem to ignore the small things the media doesnt want us to know and we are focused on the small things that the media emphasizes For example we seem to ignore that we are the one of the biggest bullies in society laugh at other peoples pain but that is ignored or talked about less frequent Whats talked about most is how stupid the contestant in a show is thats
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