How do the media promote unusual harmful habbits in public?
When you are watching a particular program running on Tv, whether it is a talk show or a movie or drama etc.. in between the timing sequence there pops an advertisement that often glamorizes smoking. The media associate smoking with power that boosts the speed of a skier driving rapidly althrough the snow covered mountain where they want to convince you that you will be powerful and speedy if you smoke that Cigarette.
The same way it glamorizes drinking. They associate it with attractiveness and popularity. They want to convince you that you will be attractive, popular, and “cool” if you drink. They might also lead you to believe that there are no health risks or consequences associated with drinking alochol. Some charracters on Tv shows, in movies, and in music videos drink alcohol. These charracters might be shown as having fun. Other charracters might behave as if the behavior of the people who are drinking is funny. They show no harmful consequences of this behavior. In real life, people who drink alcohol become addicted. They get diseases and illnesses. Some charracters on TV shows do become addicted to alcohol. However, many of these charracters recover by the next episode. In real life, people who are addicted to alcohol need long-term treatment.
Media sometime display the brand names and logos of alcohol companies. Alcohol companies pay movie producers to show their products in the movies. Alcohol companies might sponsor events groups of different categories watch on TV, such as concerts and athletic contests. They want people to notice the brand names and logos and encourage to purchase their products. They want people to think drinking their brand of alcohol is the “in” thing to do. They also show celebrities drinking alcohol as part of their everyday lives. For example; Miss Karen walker in Will&Grace who constantly drinks at every minute and doesn’t miss a chance even carrying the bottle in her purse and under her trench coat. The others drinking it in the morning like water and then at the bar. Photos of celebrities drinking alcohol sometimes are published in magazines. These media send the message that alcohol use is glamorous. People might think, “if a celebrity whom i admire drinks, i should too.” People who this have faulty thinkint and that could lead to a catastrophic disaster. My fathers neighbor in Toronto used to drink a lot that it knocked him down to his feet destroying his kidneys comoletely leaving it out of function. Despite the warnings of the doctors he still continued to drink until it fully failed his kidneys which resulted to his death. There are also car accident incidents of careless people drinking and driving although the law prohibits them from doing so and just in case caught by the police a big amount of money is forfeited with some hours even days in jail. Alcoholics do not distinguish or identify their family memebrs. Drinking turns a person into a complete animal.
Media might include advertisements that try to convince you that you will be a certain way if you drink. For example, a beer ad might show a group of guys playing footballnor climbing a moutain, the message is…..you will be one of the guys if you drink. A wine ad might show a couple sipping a glass of wine. The message is……you need to drink to be romantic. But the fact is….you in the time of unconsciousness do not feel good enough to be awake or feeling anything better than staggering from one side to another talking nonsense. Truth is that you can be one of the guys or enjoy the company of your lover without deinking adding to fact that they are in a state of complete conaciousness that the media pictures them drunk. I always wondered what is the point of driving your car next to a bar or a resturant and then come out hammered up sick walking and threwing up whatever you digested? Too much drinking causes alcoholism and it eventually destroys the person.
The Media is not a reliable source at all. They create propaganda pieces depicting their parties look as much as good as possible while downplaying the opposite sides in their opponents. As you see that In print, the stories are scrutinized by an editor before publishing. If you are a radio broadcaster you are subject to direction from the Program Director, consultant or station manager. If you are a talking head in TV news, your stories are scripted and fed via teleprompter, all of which is once again subject to editing to meet company policy. Don’t be fooled about the obvious. Our media is very much controlled and deceives you on a daily basis.