Media is Quickly Taking Over: Why is T.V. So Important to Society?

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By the time a child is 18 years old they would have witnessed over 200,000 violent inappropriate scenes on TV (Ipatenco). People that live in the 21st century often see T.V as something they need to have to go on with their daily routines. Why is T.V so important to our society? Why does is change the people who we are? Why do we allow such a silly thing to overpower us? Television impacts many different people in a particular society negatively.
In the past 60 years, T.V has become one the major industries in the world (The Effects of Television). Television has become vital to people in the 21st century. Television is watched for enjoyment, to gain knowledge, to become aware, and many other reasons. According to the Kiser Family
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They can be an astronaut in space or become a witness of a murder TV allows them to be victim to whatever is taking place. Violent programs have increased since 1986 (The Effects of Television). This makes children more susceptible to view an inappropriate violent scene. By the time a child reaches his teen years he would have seen roughly 8,000 murders (The Influence TV has on Teens). Kids living in the 21st century are more likely to view violence on TV.
In 1995, 21% of Americans blame TV for teenage violence (Bok 235). If teens spend their days watching vicious shows that encourage bad behavior then they too will want to demonstrate it. The society believes that the link between media violence and societal violence has intensified in the past decade (Bok 233). This means that since the violence on TV is rising so is the violence in the community. Teenagers are influenced by the violence they watch on TV.
Americans find themselves living in a world where only the bad things are highlighted on T.V. Accidents death and crimes are interesting but normal is considered boring (Gibbon 240). The media has a liberal bias, but is central bias towards bad news (Gibbon 240). This means that they only will highlight the bad thing they want the public to see. They won't show the good people are doing every day. People are finding themselves watching T.V to escape reality so they seek bad things that doesn't happen

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