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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 6:54am | IP Logged
Originally posted by clodpolish

Originally posted by baz786

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I have heard and read a lot about television really playing a major role in the violence of today's world. So do you agree to it or do you feel its kinda overrated?

Is television the leading cause of violence in today's society afterall?



Cloddy

its not the leading cause but what is protayed on the news is partly to blame. other causes are violent videogames and the easy availabilty of firearms, in particular in the US.
only what is portrayed in the news (with respect to television) ?


Oh i forgot to add violence in movies play a part also

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 7:41am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

My favorite show on TV currently is Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. That makes me a cop or a rapist.

I honestly do not think TV is the cause for violence. I think upbringing and society is. In the documentary 'Bowling for Columbine' Michael Moore illustrated how children in some countries were playing video games that were deemed excessively violent in the United States, yet the rate of violence was very low.

My personal opinion on what I have observed violence is less related to entertainment habits and more related to arms culture and entitlement. People who have been raised with a sense of entitlement and individuality that society owes them something tend to be more likely to resort to violence.

For example Timothy McVeigh and the Columbine shooters all felt that they were entitled to certain privileges and rights that society was not providing and resorted to violent means to obtain them.

Most children who turned violent had parents who even though advocated non violent media, held onto some for of the idea of right to bear arms without a sense of moral responsibility of bearing arms.

In actuality most of the people whom I know who are into violent/crime shows and games are the nicest of people, while some of the milder show viewers tend to be vicious.


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It has to do with the age that one watches the violent programmes

How impressionable are adults?


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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 9:48am | IP Logged
Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.


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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 9:51am | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




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Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 9:58am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




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Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
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No, not 0 influence, but also not a 100% influence as some claim it to be. And its not watching violence that causes violence, if it is anything, its watching characters that portray headstrong and i-get-what-i-want attitudes that leads to people being violent in real life, thinking the world is theirs to beat upon. All in all, I doubt Stanley Tookie Williams was a murderer because he watched too many violent shows on TV.

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 10:21am | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




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Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
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No, not 0 influence, but also not a 100% influence as some claim it to be. And its not watching violence that causes violence, if it is anything, its watching characters that portray headstrong and i-get-what-i-want attitudes that leads to people being violent in real life, thinking the world is theirs to beat upon. All in all, I doubt Stanley Tookie Williams was a murderer because he watched too many violent shows on TV.


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100% influence is definitely impossible

Charles manson and Cletus Casaday also didn;t watch violent television

Other reasons are perhaps:
1.violent family environment
2.peer influence
3.opression

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 11:17am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




*
Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
*


No, not 0 influence, but also not a 100% influence as some claim it to be. And its not watching violence that causes violence, if it is anything, its watching characters that portray headstrong and i-get-what-i-want attitudes that leads to people being violent in real life, thinking the world is theirs to beat upon. All in all, I doubt Stanley Tookie Williams was a murderer because he watched too many violent shows on TV.


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100% influence is definitely impossible

Charles manson and Cletus Casaday also didn;t watch violent television

Other reasons are perhaps:
1.violent family environment
2.peer influence
3.opression

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I say the reasons you mention play a much larger role in causing violence then television does.

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 12:38pm | IP Logged
I dont think that soaps cause violence.
They choose topics that need to be put across to the viewers about what is happening in todays society, wat is out there. They raise issues so that we are aware of whats going on.

Like Eastenders - that soap has covered stories like, racism, domestic violence, bi polar disorder. And many other topics.

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