March 17, 2008-Censorship and Propaganda In A Pluralist Society I. Introduction-People began to try and control what was in the mass media in order to teach people what they wanted taught.-Propaganda is a deliberate attempt to promote a certain message.-Byproduct of the media is that people may be inadvertently learning things that nobody intends.-Community groups sprang up attempting to control what people were seeing in the movies.-What power does government have to regulation television and motion pictures?-First Amendment : protects freedom of expression; “…freedom of speech or the press…”-cannot incite a riot-pornography is not protected-local censorship board: established in Chicago in 1907 II. Motion Pictures-Hays Office : -1934 came out with detailed code about what you could and couldn’t do in movies-ie: no animal sex organs, no human burp, no kissing more than eight seconds, etc.-studios could enforce the code because of the studio system
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