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The Official Nonsense of _______

The Klosterman piece about laugh tracks was a great indicator of one of the many shameless tactics that mass media uses to manipulate its audience to feel a certain way towards their product. In his case, television shows that use … Continue reading

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Wash Me

It is clear to us all that media and advertising continue to expand in every direction, and when you think you’ve seen it all, another Superbowl commercial catches your attention. Whether the commercial is funny, sexy, or serious, it is … Continue reading

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Clearly Sex Sells Well: The Sexecutioner’s Axe

Manipulative techniques are a near universal component of mediated communication. ¬†America, the mediated juggernaut, is no exception to this phenomena. Chuck Klosterman would probably even argue that Americans are the most manipulated population in the world. ¬†As I was watching … Continue reading

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