It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through
the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with
television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular
Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of
its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten
and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is
not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most
powerful source of information we have, and nothing else in today’s
world influences public perception quite as heavily.

Unfortunately, however, most of what is broadcast or
transmitted in the news today is with ...

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“bad guys”. They simply use
their power in the most constructive ways possible in order to promote
their ratings and popularity. One way to do that is to concentrate on
what sells: sex, violence and disaster.

Having said this, why is it then, that many in society still
believe otherwise; why do they continue to believe that pornography is
“evil” and is a major cause for violence against women, specifically
rape? There are many reasons for this misinterpretation and ...

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Added: 1/27/2005 04:19:18 AM
Category: English
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