I came across this article when researching some ideas to support my argument for my last reaction paper. I thought it might be an interesting read for some of you. I want to suggest that we all take a step back and think about the role that the media plays in our knowledge of issues such as riots and police brutality that we have discussed in class. The media tells us countless stories and shows us images of violence by law enforcement, but do we ever stop to think about how much POWER the media truly has? The majority of us get all of our information from the news or social media, but with media often comes clear bias which not all members of the public are able to account for. These are just some thoughts I have been wrestling with as we have discussed these topics over the past few weeks. (:
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This article widens your eyes from the very start–the way it is structured makes the concept of just how impactful media portrayals are especially evident. While I have discussed this issue in several classes, I liked the way this author conveyed the idea in a new, shocking way. He made us question why in the world a story that is nowhere near as important as the telling of someone’s brutal murder takes precedence on every type of screen all over. Awesome article, thank you for posting it!