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Transcript of MEDIA MANIPULATION
Truth in Major News Broadcasters
How it can be used against minorities
You can't be what you can't see.
Manipulation for Inequality
Manipulation for the Economy
Monday, February 30, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
How it is Used to Feign Innocence
Manipulation of Facts
What do you think?
Reversal of Cause and Effect
Change of perspective
Implement extreme bias
Sometimes complete lies
Is censorship necessary? Can it be effectively eliminated in our society or should it be regulated?
Do the benefits of media manipulation outweigh the negative?
What is Media?
Main means of mass communication
Any medium with the aim to inform, educate, and influence
How Images are Manipulated for Money
Exploitation of women
Evidence of the Manipulation of Facts
Why should you not touch a baby bird who has fallen out of its nest?
Name three forms of media
"Birds don't have a very strong sense of smell so you won't leave a scent that will alarm the parent.Usually, birds are quite devoted to their young and not easily deterred from taking care of them,"
-Miyoko Chu, a biologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
What is "villainization"?
Who is it affected by this practice?
Practice or replacing characters of colour with white characters
Incredibly prevalent in modern film media.
Representation of Various Communities
"The Black Guy Always Dies First" trope
Exclusion from Awareness Campaigns (eg. Breast Cancer)
Accurate traditional clothing and association with reindeer
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The association of traits from different groups of people with the "bad guys"
Conventionally unattrictive people/ those with different body types
Disney's History with Charcters of Colour
-Marian Wright Edelman
16.5% heterosexual characters die versus the 56.5% of LGBT+ characters that die
Of the few that live, only 25% get a happy ending
Most media get their revenue from advertising
Thrive off of insecurities
18% Truth (10% mostly true, 8% true)
22% Half True
60% Mostly False / False / "Pants on Fire"
"...the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions"
Instituted by many levels of power
Has positive and negative implications
Name the three news broadcasting companies from the presentaion in order of most truthful to least truthful.
Why is villainization not considered
What is the damage of white-washing?
Name at least 4 methods used by marketers in their advertisments that manipulate the public into wanting the buy the marketer's item.