It is all around us, from the shows we watch on television, the music we listen to on the radio, to the books and magazines we read each day, media plays an important role in the way society functions. The most popular form of media, television, fails to broadcast the truth of some news to the public for fear of exposing the non-existent value of equality in our country.
Being in a state of equality also means being in a state of happiness and unity. The majority of Americans if asked if they were happy with the way their life was going, they would respond yes. It is the media's job the keep it that way. The media has the responsibility to report media that the people want to hear. People want to know about celebrities and what is the current fad. People want to know who won the football game they missed on Sunday. They do not desire knowledge about what makes th
Some people argue that the media has every right to decide what gets broadcasted and what does not. This may be true, but what kind of society will we end up if we are always exposed to half-truth? In order to advance our way of life, we must be exposed to the truth, no matter how difficult it may be on an individual. We as human beings need to identify what is incorrect so we can uncover a way to fix the problem at its core. Awareness to our problems is the key to a true democratic society. This can only be accomplished if we know what goes on around the globe.
We live in a world that is shaped by what we are told. Young kids are told by their parents that Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny will give them treats when the holiday comes. As a child experiences life, logical reasoning is attained to realize that the information told by their parents was false. We as a society are given the impression by the media that we are equal. They make this possible by censoring the news that makes the statement of being equal, false. Like the children who believe in Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, we believe what we are told by the media. The only difference is that the child becomes aware of the truth, while society keeps getting blinded.