The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.— Malcom X
Captivate Mass Media quotations
Too many so-called leaders of the movement have been made into celebrities and their revolutionary fervor destroyed by mass media. They become Hollywood objects and lose identification with the real issues. The task is to transform society; only the people can do that
Like all art forms, film is a media as powerful as weapons of mass destruction;
the only difference is that war destroys and film inspires.
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
When Elvis made his mass-media debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' - his notorious gyrations filmed only from the waist up - I fell off the family chaise longue with delight.
The American mass media have achieved what American political might could not: World domination.
Media literacy is not just important, it's absolutely critical.
It's going to make the difference between whether kids are a tool of the mass media or whether the mass media is a tool for kids to use.
Because of a mass media more interested in gossip and sensationalism than real issues, I would say a vast majority of the American public doesn't have a clue about how the Congress functions and what goes on.
More terrorists are given training and sanctuary in the United States than anywhere on earth. They include mass murderers, torturers, former and future tyrants and assorted international criminals. This is virtually unknown to the American public, thanks to the freest media on earth.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society.
Cinema is mass media, it is both overtly gross and exciting. It is our great mirror of society.
To measure your needs by that which is projected via mass media is a mistake that has no mercy. The average person views a minimum of one thousand advertisements a day. To say "no" to the most outrageous commercials is an act of responsibility that needs to be taught early and often.
Alas, irreverence has been subsumed by mere grossness, at least in the so-called mass media. What we have now - to quote myself at my most pretentious - is a nimiety of scurrility with a concomitant exiguity of taste.
Nowadays, truth is the greatest news.
The mass media are the wholesalers, the peer groups, the retailers of the communications industry.
The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
If you step back from it and really think about what the mass media does on a global scale, the most significant thing it does is coordinate behaviour.
All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society.
We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalise it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents.
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
What makes books - and with them writers - so dangerous that church and state, politburos and the mass media feel the need to oppose them?
But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
The greatest power of the mass media is the power to ignore.
The worst thing about this power is that you may not even know you're using it.
There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.
We have more freedom of the press than any other country in a similar position.
Even way back in the frightened '50s, Communists, for example, could publish their magazine. The KKK published their own books. But face it, the mass media is controlled by money.
How I wish the mass media had christened me Joe instead of Joey.
I hate Joey, not going to lie. Nobody I respect calls me it.
The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster.
People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories.
That job belongs to the 'fringe' media.
People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials.
Pop culture has entered into a nostalgic malaise.
Online culture is dominated by trivial mashups of the culture that existed before the onset of mashups, and by fandom responding to the dwindling outposts of centralized mass media. It is a culture of reaction without action.
The fact that the 7 hours time control allows us to play a great deep game is not of great importance for mass-media.
Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society.
To narrate is to give oneself: it seems obvious that literature, as an effort to communicate fully, will continue to be blocked so long as misery and illiteracy exist, and so long as the possessors of power continue to carry on with impunity their policy of collective imbecilization through the mass media.
Lobbying, protesting, letter-writing, American media, civil disobedience, and preaching pacifism ad nauseum, along with EDUCATION is the most effective way to enlighten the masses. Welfare concessions/campaigns, are counterproductive and simply ineffective in this day and age.
Let's run through the various ways they're trying to marginalize the Green Party and even the Libertarian Party. One way is to keep you off the mass media.