October 2, 2017
Can anybody really doubt this?!
“…media “bends, blurs, and blends” our perception of reality, especially because television is not real life. People aren’t dying for sex three times a day. Not everyone sleeps around with strangers. Everyone doesn’t swear one hundred times in two hours. But because this is what we’re seeing on television, and because it shapes our worldview, then all of a sudden those activities, and especially ones that we might say “aren’t so bad” seem completely acceptable and even good. This is why Dr. Gerbner said that whoever controls the stories of a culture, controls that culture…”