Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I think this quote accurately sums up most of the material I've been exposed to as a Media Studies major:
We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable, and complacent. We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognise that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late.-Edward R. Murrow, October 15th 1958

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