Category Archives: Blog #2. Manipulative media techniques

“Homer, you’re singing the theme song right now!”

There’s a wonderful moment in The Simpsons where Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders are having to journey out into the thick snow, and Ned complains that Homer no longer has the plow from his short-lived snow plow business (one of … Continue reading

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Manipulative Much?

  “Well, I married my dream girl I married my dream girl But she didn’t tell me her credit was bad So now instead of living in a pleasant suburb Free Credit Report Commercial We’re living in the basement at … Continue reading

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Pictures That Lie

Klosterman’s rant on the stupidity of the laughter track is pretty understandable. If a population needs a cue to know when to find something funny, something is wrong. He also makes an insightful observation on an extremely obvious phenomenon in … Continue reading

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If all your friends were jumping off a bridge…

We’ve all survived high school. You deserve a pat on the back for that alone. You made it out relatively unscathed, and yea, you may have a few more scars that you did upon entry but congratulations, your diploma’s getting … Continue reading

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Is it all fake? Labeling is mind control.

We live in the Information Age, where technological innovation has led to the kingship of the media enterprise. To a certain extent, media controls us – it directs our behavior, influences our decisions, and necessitates our wants. A large arsenal … Continue reading

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He’s wearing a Bulgari watch…. he drives a Camaro…. Product placement.

The first kind of media manipulation that i thought of was, product placement. It’s funny how when not paying attention you would never notice any of the brand names that are constantly flashing before your eyes. My primary example is … Continue reading

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“Riveting……Unbelievable”

Every day, all the time, the media manipulates us. From laugh tracks to screen focus, the media is all about manipulation. You can’t have persuasion without manipulation. How else do you convince someone to think the opposite of what they … Continue reading

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