Media Violence

Media Violence

  • Submitted By: llm08wms
  • Date Submitted: 09/08/2008 6:19 PM
  • Category: English
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In Rhodes’ article “The Media-Violence Myth,” Rhodes made a strong argument

that media does not cause violence simply because there are no specific, convincing

evidence that support this claim.

Rhodes’ article, “The Media-Violence Myth,” is not only listing numerous

accusations of media violence, but also the tolerable beliefs society has seems to be

taking into part. There are accusations like the two factor model, that points to

television exposure and economic conditions playing a positive impact on the rates on

media violence and murders. But recent studies has showed that “entertainment media

are therapeutic, not toxic.” (1) With this saying so, Rhodes argues that “To become

violent, people have to have experience with real violence. Period. No amount of

imitation violence can provide that experience.” (2) Therefore this can conclude that

Rhodes’ believes that without evidence, even though there are some, these type of bias

indeed does not play significant roles. There are so many different statistics and science

out there that involves with this genre, it makes the standard issue even more risky to pin

point. With no convincing evidence in sight, viewing violence on television and other

entertainment media, does not cause aggression or violence whatsoever.

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In Rhodes’ article, The Media-Violence Myth,” Rhodes has firmly stated upon the

fact that media does not cause violence or crime. If anything it is due to the careless

made science everyone has sought out towards. This states a characterizing yet

conflicting debate. The on-going debate on how everyone makes different point of views

on media violence and what truly is to be the blamed for it, sure broadens up a conflicting

perspective. However, Rhodes then argues that violence is not caused from the media.

Instead he finds it to be a great deal of nonsense to say that mock violence is...

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