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In todays society the youth of America and Mainstream entertainment have been getting into a lot of trouble Between the recent high school shootings the highest rate of single teenage mothers in 20 years and overflowing juvenile prisons the media has been having a ball making billions off of the misfortune of Americas youth As a result the media has been pinning the blame on the Entertainment industry While it is true that the corporate music movie and video game industries do have a strong manipulative power over teenagers I do not think that these corporations are capable of convincing the youth to murder have promiscuous sex or abuse drugs However with the mainstream media making kids look like violent drug addicts and reckless thieves perhaps the media is forcing the youth into a self-fulfilling prophecy It has been said before that the media preys on the misfortune of others to sell more newspapers or to get more viewers on their 10 O clock new shows and it would be hard for anyone to disagree with that statement The only thing is that today they are doing so by taking youth cultures and making them appear to be violent gangs The truth is most kids are simply trying to have fun and no different or more harmful than that of the youth of yesterday was Since kids have more recently and more consecutively been arrested for this stuff the news casters are desperately seeking answers as to why kids are doing this They care because if they have answers then concerned parents are willing to listen That includes potential customers of the advertisers Since the broadcasters need quick answers they resort to pointing their finger at the Entertainment industry They say that rap and heavy metal are causing kids to take drugs and commit violent acts because often times they artists gloat about doing such things While this is true there must be something that
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