Tuesday, September 19, 2006

In our last session, we talked about propaganda. So, what is propaganda? From what I know, propaganda is any media that sends out messages into our minds. In the wikipedia, the definition of propaganda is a specific type of message presentation directly aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of people, rather than impartially providing information. As we all know, propaganda has been around for years. Back in the days, propaganda was used encourage the men to join the army and fight for their country. They would always give the idea that their enemy is the wrong one and their own country is right. From then on, propaganda has continued into our generation.
As we all know, there are more accidents on the streets than before. So, while driving, we need to be cautious. From a recent commercial I've seen, it starts out with a driver looking out for traffic, but eventually ends up in a accident. The reason why is cause he wasn't cautious while driving. After he has seen the car passed him, he begin to turn, but eventually he didn't see how close the motorcycle was to him. “Take longer to look for bikes”, the message to us audience is to beware of our surroundings and their distance among us. While I was watching this commercial, I wasn't expecting the car to get hit, because I didn't see the motorcycle either. So, when the two vehicles crashed, I jumped. This commercial teaches me to become a safe and cautious driver. I would recommend people to watch this commercial, because it may help to prevent numerous of accidents happening on the streets these days.


At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Lilly Buchwitz said...

Are you saying that all media messages are propaganda?


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