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Media is undoubtedly the greatest medium of communication in our society but how does medias portrayal of violence affect us as a whole Is musics explicit lyrics and televisions raunchy and violent content the cause of our downfall or is it merely an accurate depiction of todays society Two young males were fatally shot with multiple gun wounds to the head and chest how many times have we all heard these words on the evening news Although the news is a media to educate us on the goings on in the world much of America chooses not to view these daily programs due to the fact that most of it concentrates on violence Though violence is not only limited the local news which merely exposes us to what actually takes place but what about the many violent television programs that frequent our airwaves With the eruption of professional wrestling our children now view beating each other up breaking chairs choke holding and the various other violent gimmicks used by these wrestlers as an exciting norm Hasta La Vista Baby the famous words of Arnold Schwarzenegger as he as he literally annihilates a mall full of shoppers These are the types of gruesome acts that moviegoers pay millions of dollars a year to see Do the R ratings attract us Is it the gore that we view on the TV previews Or is it the mentality that society has cultivated towards violence The more gruesome the movie the more likely we are to run out to see it on opening night Our society is such that we tend to put on a pedestal the actors and actresses that use profanity expose themselves and are more violent on the silver screen Ultimately sex and violence sells and in this society the almighty dollar is of utmost importance Parents cannot stop children from witnessing the harsh realities of society violence sex and
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