Mass Media, Censorship and the Crisis of Public Apathy

In most communities, the general public has very little knowledge of the fundamental Dynamics behind the workings of Government. Most of us accept that it is complex, and have confidence that our policy makers are doing their best. We also expect those in authority and in a position of power in public office can be trusted. To some extent, we may feel that they will not be in a position of authority without credibility. However, for the most part, the general public is kept in the dark about the ins and outs of operating behind the Organization of the most powerful and they set up our country. This is why it is always in our best interest to investigate and question the validity of the information provided by the mass media. Public rumors and conspiracies about government bodies that, for a long time, regarded as paranoia. When WikiLeaks appeared, transformed into a conspiracy fact. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, making his attempt to lift the veil and uncover corruption, lies and dubious dealings they are in power. Prior to that, most of what we are told and unfortunately, most of what is believed to be the majority, is that the fed and filtered down through the mainstream popular media.

The Mass Media, in particular reporting, enlists rarely sprinkled dialogue and sensational directed to capture the description of our attention. Of course, it's widely understood and taken for granted that the story should be dramatic in nature making headlines. And indeed, in essence, the mass media should be interesting for the most part, so the goal is to convey information in a way that is simple and compelling. However, the real message often becomes secondary to the drama potential resulting from the content. Indeed, it is a scandal and drama who ordered the public attention. This, of course, is all well and good if we are looking to just be entertained. However, it seems that serious news reporting about global developments that are important and pressing political issues do not have the depth and clarity. Perhaps media deliver what people want. Probably most of us have lost interest. This could be why political satire is a popular choice for comedians. This shows the general public's inability or unwillingness to take political or Government seriously – most of the time we can say with good reason. If this is the case, perhaps the more important issue is not important for the majority of the main. This brings me to my main point. If we can determine whether we're fed a lie? Do we really pay attention to the trends show the circumstances or increasing of apathy?

Possible saturation over media and information in our society has made us indifferent. It is understandable that the sensational media reports of interest to the largest audience style. Overall perceptions must be that it is the only way in which we will show interest. Another factor is that most of us are currently claiming that we do not have the time, and because of this, the news needs to get to the point. Our time is limited and short attention spans seem to generate increasing ambivalence toward the facts or indeed, the full story. Consequently, our media feeds and perpetuates this lack of patience and a preference for bits of information, up for grabs a quick-quick bites. This seems to be satisfying for most of us. The majority has not only received it, they expect and maybe even want it.

Obviously, there are limitations in the amount of information that is allowed or considered for the public interest. Complex issue, without a doubt, it needs to be simplified to a message to pass to the general public. However, there is often a deliberate simplification issues to cancel further investigation. In a totalitarian society, people who say only what they are entitled to believe, so the pursuit of fact and truth hiding behind the facade are not considered or even and option. Luckily, living in a democratic society is supposed to be free, we have access to facts and information beyond what is given to us through the mainstream media. It would be foolish not to take advantage of this freedom.

We faced paced life, our short attention spans and our concern for the environment closest to us only is the target of our mass media. We were provided with information about the world around us, but we are not motivated to truth unless it directly affects us. Perhaps, we are so narcissistic and is in constant pursuit of pleasure that we prefer to find entertainment for p

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