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Television is the scapegoat for society's ills." Discuss.

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Television is the scapegoat for society's ills." Discuss. In the past few decades, the cultural and moral values of our society have been decaying rapidly, partly due to the unhealthy competition in society that had arisen together with the insatiable demand for wealth. In fact, this decay is taking place so rapidly that people are desperately searching for the root of the problem. Naturally, the various groups of citizens in this society would be less than willing to put the blame on themselves and as a result, television, a form of mass media whose popularity has rise so alarmingly in the past few years, has conveniently been made a scapegoat for our own mistakes and problems. ...read more.


The promotion of sexual liberalization has also destroyed the conservative cultures of >numerous nations. Hence, many people have blamed their problems on television. However, television is merely a tool of mass communication. The actual masterminds behind the popularity and content of television are the people around us, producers and audiences. The audiences are the ones who set the demand for such violent and sexual shows and the producers respond by using television to satisfy their wants. Hence, television is but a scapegoat, an excuse, used by audiences and producers to deny their guilt, by pushing all the blame onto television, as if it operates on its own volition. ...read more.


It is just that often, people become greedy and watch too much television and blame their lack of time once again on television rather than on their own lack of self discipline. Television is but a tool. Whether it is clean or unhealthy depends on who is in charge of it and who watches it. Hence, we should stop running away from our problems by conveniently blaming everything on television. Instead, we should try to correct ourselves since we are the true causes of society's ill. It is never too late to correct our mistakes, but it will be too late if we fail to realize that we have made television a scapegoat of society's ills. ...read more.

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