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    Can television be used to control people's minds and change their outlook on life or positions on moral issues, or is it harmless??
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    (Original post by Undry1)
    Can television be used to control people's minds and change their outlook on life or positions on moral issues, or is it harmless??
    It's like any media. It's a great platform for propaganda and bias.
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    (Original post by Undry1)
    Can television be used to control people's minds and change their outlook on life or positions on moral issues, or is it harmless??
    A great man once said "Television is something too valuable to be used for entertainment"
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    (Original post by Danithestudent)
    A great man once said "Television is something too valuable to be used for entertainment"
    do you know who the great man was?
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    It influences in much the same way as newspapers influence. If you're susceptible you'll take in the tripe they have to offer and accept it as truth. Some people are very persuadable.
    I still argue by the fact a lot of the time we read and watch what we agree with rather than watching something that makes us agree with that. But to some extent there is a great influence on people from the media, but there is from friends...family...where you live...
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    (Original post by Undry1)
    do you know who the great man was?
    I can't remember actually...it was an impromptu comment from my Lower sixth media teacher whilst at the vending machines in college...like 2 years or so ago
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    Consider int eh 1980's when the BBC presented the fact that spaghetti came from spaghetti trees. And people believed them.
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    its only mind control if you're gullible or very impressionable, and remember, sainsburys makes life taste better, for less.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Consider int eh 1980's when the BBC presented the fact that spaghetti came from spaghetti trees. And people believed them.
    Seriously? :confused:
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    This is kind of like the essay for Uni I'm writing, is the media to blame for the loss of trust in politicians. My view is no, they do the things that they do and we don't like it but the media is only the middle man, with a reputation for being manipulative but either way you look at it the politicians are still doing these things....
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    (Original post by Undry1)
    Can television be used to control people's minds and change their outlook on life or positions on moral issues, or is it harmless??
    well noW, Ahm compleTely unCffected. see, However you look at it not everyone iS subject to sublIMinal messages on Plain old Screens. sOme are Not affect, including mySelf.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Consider int eh 1980's when the BBC presented the fact that spaghetti came from spaghetti trees. And people believed them.
    What about the house hippo and the War of the Worlds on American radio lol
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    (Original post by Danithestudent)
    I still argue by the fact a lot of the time we read and watch what we agree with rather than watching something that makes us agree with that. But to some extent there is a great influence on people from the media, but there is from friends...family...where you live...
    but isnt it possible to slip something that you dont agree with into a programme that you do agree with and are watching, but dont realsie you dont agree with it?? hmmm seems rather confusing what ive written, but nevermind.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Consider int eh 1980's when the BBC presented the fact that spaghetti came from spaghetti trees. And people believed them.
    extremely stupid people mind you.
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    (Original post by ]{ingnik)
    well noW, Ahm compleTely unCffected. see, However you look at it not everyone iS subject to sublIMinal messages on Plain old Screens. sOme are Not affect, including mySelf.
    Watch Simons?????
    What?!?!?!?!?!?
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    its only mind control if you're gullible or very impressionable, and remember, sainsburys makes life taste better, for less.
    impresionable/gullible. like children ??
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    (Original post by Danithestudent)
    Watch Simons?????
    What?!?!?!?!?!?
    ohh SimPsons
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    (Original post by Danithestudent)
    Watch Simons?????
    What?!?!?!?!?!?
    yeeees. well you can have some rep tomorow because i am already indebted to Kurt for his stirring yet humourous anit drugs proclimations yesterday.
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    (Original post by Undry1)
    impresionable/gullible. like children ??
    like ^mjg^
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    its only mind control if you're gullible or very impressionable, and remember, sainsburys makes life taste better, for less.
    But as TV begins to have an effect in early childhood, when people are naturally very gullible and very impressionable, and as the biggest effect is to make people gullible and impressionable about TV and what they see on it, it produces a load of gullible and impressionable people who are influenced by TV.
 
 
 
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