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Year 11 Media Representation Homer Bad Man 1 The show Rock Bottom uses editing to twist or change Homers words around so it makes homer say what the target audience wants Homer to say It also uses a little dramatization at the end of the segment that shows Homer making advances on the host of the show of course this is a mock-up all used to gain ratings 2 Homer is represented as an animal or pervert to the public by the media The way they film Homer having little slip-ups they turn it into a sleazy thing eg Homer falling out of the shower tangled in the shower curtain The media claims he is sleeping in an oxygen tent because it heightens the effect of sex Another example of this is when the news has 24 hour coverage of the Simpson house and the highlights were when the garbage man came and Marge putting the cat out possibly because it was harassed 3 The social comment that this statement makes is that kids naivety leads them to believe that because it is on television it must be right Also it is saying that Homers own children do not know whether to believe their own father or the television as the kids have spent more time with the television than they have with Homer I think the media does con a lot of us into thinking that whatever is on television must be true 4 When Lisa states that the media is only focused on providing entertainment for its target audience she is quite correct An example of where the media has made a monster out of someone unfairly is when the media stated that the driver of the vehicle that crashed killing Princess Diana purposefully crashed the car 5 The statement that these actions make about Media ethics is what we have been saying throughout
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