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One of the most powerful tools in the media is television. It is something that you cannot lack, and almost every family will have in their household. This little screen has changed people's behaviour in the most drastic way. Teens that are exposed to reality television are becoming more susceptible to degrading others for personal entertainment. Reality shows such as Jerry Springer depict lifestyle trashing and humiliation of others as a golden entertainment (Gallup). The irony in this is as society especially teens, are watching the women/men cry about their miserable lives, they are laughing along. This displays how people have crossed the line of being humane. Why is it that society must feel pleasure off of others misery? The more reality television is broadcasted on the media, the more acceptable this will become. Because of this new entertainment stream, people working in the industry will definitely not give up this opportunity to find cash. As a result, more reality shows such as Big Brother are created. These shows enlarge the used-to-be personal and intimate issue sex. Since misery of others does not seem to feed the hunger for entertainment, sex is another field in which society did not use to display in such blunt and real manner.
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