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As avid consumers of media which provides a way to communicate andcirculate information through a mass audience we need to be aware ofthe modifications and opinions that are added before it reaches theconsumerMedia that reports news uses bias in their retellings of the eventsthat occurred by their choice of words and points of interest In theirretelling the news embellishes headlines to attract and keep theattention of their readers or viewers depending on the type of mediathey are associating with For example a headline on wwwaolcomstates Nightmare On Carnival Cruise causing someone to click on it because of its captivating headline although the assumed Nightmareis really the cruise ship having technical difficulties where the powerand water werent running and the passengers had to fly home once theydocked The headline builds interest by using Nightmare as its pointof interest to the readers to make the reader view this event as adisastrous occasion though another decent way to refer to thissituation would be an inconvenience to the passengers Consumers shouldbe aware of the careful wording in media to manipulate their thoughtsinto what they want viewers to believeMedia uses propaganda to make the audience favor one side over anotherIn George Orwells Animal Farm which contains an allegorical connectionto the Russian Revolution the animals overthrow the tyrannical FarmerJones and run the farm on their own One of the pigs Squealer whoparallels the Russian newspaper Pravda uses techniques of propaganda tomake the animals believe that everything being done is for the welfareof all the animals For example Squealer tells the animals It is foryour sake that we the pigs drink that milk and eat those apples Doyou know what would happen if we failed in our duty Jones would comeback surely there is no on among you who wants to see Jones comeback 52 Squealer uses the animals fear of Farmer Joness return topersuade them to believe that the pigs need the milk and applessignificantly more than the other animals
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