I Hate What Media Makes Us Believe

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    The media makes us believe

    that women need to be skinner so then we can go on a diet and waste heaps of money. It's only to benefit the media. Then they say we need to be curvy so we spend $10,000 on plastic surgery and yet again, the media wins. Also for guys, they make you believe that you need to be...
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    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    My Favorite Quote

    Malcolm X: If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing oppressing.
    righteouschica righteouschica
    22-25, F
    Nov 1, 2012

    I Can't Say Yes to This One

    Because they've never succeeded in making me believe it. So yes I hate the way the media TRIES to do this, but in fact I'm immune. So there!
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

    news anchors with cramping knees look forward

    to a trip across the plains trailing grief, lets be honest....this is holiday pay,they are in the mindset of the meteorologist chasing cyclones,,,,,they have no heart for the topic of discussion
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    If You Dont ....

                have teeth whitening or veneers , have a gucci purse and wardrobe and look anorexicly  skinny ..  you arent  hot .. its even music these days ... So wrong ... and they wonder why eating d/o's run...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2007

    there is no news anymore,

    it is all just hype
    SatyrService SatyrService
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    Only because the media makes you believe

    that Pit Bulls and other dog breeds are vicious killers. Smh D:
    NomNomNoMeat NomNomNoMeat
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    I'm not a conservative

    or a liberal. The only party I follow is my own.. Which is conclusive of logic and facts.. My life experiences. Our greatest enemy is the media. They thrive on bad news . Falsifying the stories to a point where they are no longer news, a fictional piece. You want to know how a...
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    My Opinion

     I don't think that all women should be skinny and dye their hair. At last, I got rid of these ideas
    Kirsche Kirsche
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    I believe, that 90% of the problems

    and conflicts in our world are fuelled are caused my the way in which news and media is feed to Us , especially in developed country's
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    The media manipulates,

    perverts and distorts things for there personal gain and whats even more depressing is how effective it actually is, politics, entertainment, pop culture in general seriously people stand for something don't fall for something.
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 16, 2014

    I think that the media has fabricated the

    illusion that there is a perfect world. There isn't, Earth is just the opposite. All because of humanity, the media isn't to blame, the people behind the media and those who blindly accept the words from an inanimate electronic device as gospel and are spoonfed their entire...
    SmartSnake01 SmartSnake01
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2014

    Character Assasinations Or a Lack of Truth

    I remember reading a story that was written 6 different ways with a different slant or change on the alleged "facts".  If people can't get facts straight then it makes it incredibly hard to believe any 'truth' that they say exists. From the celebrity worship to...
    Oregano Oregano
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2008

    There's so many hidden

    and subtle things about the media that not a lot of people pick up upon.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    My Love/hate Relationship

    Oh wow---such a loaded topic for me.  If you could see me, I look like the stereotype of what the media would make us believe.  The Dooney and Bourke and Coach purses, the straightening hair iron, the Ralph Lauren and J.Crew clothes--I have bought it ALL! On the other...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2007

    It's the media's fault we have a problem with

    body image. It's the media's fault there's still an "us and them" mentality. It's the media's fault that we measure success in careers, wealth and acquisition of materials rather than a person's actions and true goodness of heart. It's the media's fault that women and minorities...
    emiveritas emiveritas
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    Media Has Negative Affects On Women

    A body with big boobs, a tiny waist, long skinny legs, and a sculpted butt, we see this “perfect” body thousands of times a day on television, in magazines, on billboards, on the Internet, and on several other forms of media. When confronted with these images, we are forced...
    parizema parizema
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    You want to eat, but you can't

    because it's "bad". People in other parts of the world would love to have the food we give up. How sick is that? Girls don't hate their body, but are taught to hate their body. I also don't think girls would try so hard to look a certain way if guys didn't drool over a certain...
    SouthernBe11e SouthernBe11e
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    Free Yourself From Mental Slavery!.

    Media=Main Reason For The Degradation Of Our Society. Two main objectives of the mass media is to: 1. Destroy The Intelligence & Intellectualism (Capability) Of The Public / Aka "Dumb Down" The Masses. Destroy The Peace & Harmony Within Society. Destroy The Mind, Destroy The The...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2012

    Freedom Is Dying In America: Here's What the Corporate Media Is Covering Up

    We've been living in a corporate fascist nation since 1913 and ruled mostly by the oligarchs in the Federal Reserve and it's big brother the Bank of England. No nation can remain free if has an income tax and if it's money supply is constantly being debased and manipulated by a...
    elfknight elfknight
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 23, 2009

    I can't even begin to speak on this one,

    lol..all I can say is this song sums up my point/thoughts and so much more.. http://youtu.be/2frJ3e0hxPE
    petitelady28 petitelady28
    26-30, F
    Aug 12, 2014

    Relationships, High school,

    College, etc .. Nothing like what the media is showing us.
    Allhailkingyeshua Allhailkingyeshua
    18-21, F
    Sep 24, 2015

    Its nice to see an experience like this.

    I never pick up those "fashion" magazines because I feel like what is considered fashion is subjective and what might appeal to one person might not necessarily appeal to someone else. I don't think there is a right or wrong thing to wear. Some things might seem tackier than...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 9, 2014

    I hate media in general!

    I didn't know media is supposed to defy what we wear, how we look, or the way we approach one another. Media is just lies and sex to make money from people who pay attention to it. You can't even listen to a song on the radio without it talking about sex or they want a bad b...
    ILoveBacon23 ILoveBacon23
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    you can fool some people sometime,

    but u can't fool ALL people all the time.In the past, media was only with those who have power and influence, the used it to guide societies to their believes, control the whole world view to fulfill their interests and increase their power.Developing new media sources and...
    Correctionway Correctionway
    31-35, M
    Aug 6, 2014

    People with usuable eyes are more blind then

    actual impaired people. It's so easy to fool them with propaganda that appears legitimate but underneath the fabrication it's a bunch of bull****
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    This stupid, bitchy, fake wrestler is admired

    my someone I know and it ****** me off when he brings her up to me when he knows I hate the *****. Why does he do this to me......?
    Court24 Court24
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    What happened to the "refugees" media were

    talking about day after day? There are no news about them at all now. Maybe media realised the constant brainwashing was not causing in the public opinion the desired feeling of sympathy, but the opposite, and decided to let things go smoothly? But although they are silent...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    Think For Yourself!

    Media are based on the idea of what masses think. If you think by yourself, you'll have a totally different result. Trust me on that. The crowd is silly, why I keep myself to myself, don't wanna be spoilt by the masses ideas. Free thinker then? FINE! And I like it. Think alos...
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    1 Response Jun 19, 2012

    You Dont Need To Do Anything With Your Hair

    heyy ya'll listen to this!! what up with these hair extensions?? blonde weaves?? stop with the straightening!! stop the relaxing!! also the fake tanning n bleaching?? YOU DONT NEED THAT.. YOU ALREADY BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE YOURSELF?? Did you know...
    MeAgainstDaWorld MeAgainstDaWorld
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2011

    Uh, okay, I gotta get this off my chest.

    For so long, skinny, or rather thin, has been the ideal. The 50s and 60s are usually known as the decade for curvier women, but I'd disagree, for two reasons. One, they were never plus size, a size 8 or 10 (US) at max, though many plus size women love to bring that up...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    Cut and Paste - Lazy Journalism

    According to scholar Richard Alan Nelson's (2003) study Tracking Propaganda to the Source: Tools for Analyzing Media Bias, [1] media effects findings suggest that when bias occurs it stems from combination of 10 factors: 1. The media are neither objective nor completely honest...
    Kikuchiyo Kikuchiyo
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Jul 1, 2008

    Crushed Mind.

    I know that a lot of things can lead to depression and self hatred but one thing I do know is that The Media can also lead to depression. The media portrays everyone so perfect and we compare ourselves to them for example a man has to have muscles and a woman has to be skinny in...
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    2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

    One of my favorite radio shows was Coast to

    Coast with Art Bell. Yeah, well he's gone and now the straight up fired the next best thing since...the wonderful John B. Wells. He was on Saturday nights and his scope of topics ran the gamut from Project Paperclip to Bengazi. Sic? Anyhow, he was 100% real and told the ugly...
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    I get that people don't like Christian music,

    okay? But how come songs like "Anaconda" are popular when they have no positive impact and only embrace sexual impurity? I get people don't usually watch old school shows like Full House or Family Matters, but why are we so obsessed with the Kardashians? Why is it that rap that...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    My Humble Opinion!

    No body and I mean nobdy hates the way the media controls our thinking more than I do. Especially in politics!!! There are more than 2 people running for president ya know.................
    Hikingguy Hikingguy
    46-50, M
    Oct 10, 2012

    Journalism Is Basically Personal Opinion.

    Even this post is my opinion.  Journalists are supposed to be unbiased but I feel that is an impossible task.  Whatever you or I or anybody writes about is purely our own opinion of what we saw or heard.  Sometimes it is even what was told to us 3rd person.Our culture is such...
    dbratt dbratt
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2012

    That's what the government wants you to think.

    The illuminated controls the government. Niki minaj is in the illuminati. Niki minaj controls your thoughts.
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    At First...

    you cannot believe there will ever be other ideals than the one you grew up with. Lately it was straight hair and huge ankle shoes. Well, there will be the next trend and suddenly all will be upside down. Ask me, I have had enough of it. First ideal the media hammered into us was...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 20, 2013

    I dont watch the news,

    not at all.. its a bunch of bullshit that fills our mind with negativity.. i barely watch tv besides hulu & netflix. I would never ever pay for cable, honestly who would want too.. im not paying $100+ to sit in front of a tv to waste time. Go read a book, exercise, take your...
    sabrriinaaax3 sabrriinaaax3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    It's common that when a Muslim kills one person

    they are known as terrorist whereas a white man killing 2 or more people will be "Serial killer" or "Murderer" but not a terrorist. In the UK white people like to make (shout out loud) remarks when they see Muslims or Sikhs walking by, like "Bin Laden" or "Jihadist" or "Isis...
    Sazzio Sazzio
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    the media is digging sooo deep

    for Carson's stab victim BUT no one cares about the lives he saved ....i can call the twins he separated right now,thing one and thing 2, ask them what his hands can do..........
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    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    Root For Me

    Estoy buscando a male or female with a last name that has exactly 6 letters, where art thou nowhere to be found? Come out already. I haven't lost count and I have thrown drinks at exactly 3 people lol and in their faces too, you have to understand that they all did stuff to...
    LonelyBeing LonelyBeing
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2013


    I'm not sure "make" is the word I would choose, more like "repeatedly exposes us to and sets a ridiculous standard of wealth and beauty and fitness and happiness."  I am so sick of the media, sometimes I think that media is the root of all evil, or at...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows
    26-30, F
    May 16, 2008
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