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Revenge of 1984 To a large extent I believe that television has damaged American families However I also believe that in some areas of television it actually has benefited many of American families Most of the things we see on television affect the way we perceive life We watch television to escape from our families because television shows us how dull our families really are Ehrenreich 138 Television basically stereotypes the ideal world that we should be living in That is why Americans spend so much time watching television For instance the Disney Cartoons such as Bambi shows the forest animals living in peace In real life these animals would rather eat each other rather than spend a second communicating with one another The cartoons are entertaining but at the same time it is giving us a false view on the reality of nature and animals Television can exaggerate simple everyday occasions and twist them into a way that seems most entertaining to us For example the media can easily make their audience believe anything they want them to believe I have seen several news stations exaggerate stories in order to get their viewers attention For instance the media had hyperbolized the terrorist attacks at the World trade Centers on September 11th 2001 The way the media exaggerated the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centers made many Americans dislike Iranians all together The media purposely indoctrinated Americans into thinking that all Iranians are the sole cause of the attack They claimed that the Iranian Americans housed the terrorist and helped them with the attack Thus causing all other Americans to not trust any Iranian Americans However the media can also benefit American families by informing them of the latest news around the world For example when I watch the news I usually receive very beneficial information I receive information on a variety of topics such as criminal activity in my
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