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Unformatted text preview: Dweck 1 Abraham Dweck Professor Swanson EN101/ Essay 4 29 April 2009 Pass the Popcorn 2. Could you pass the popcorn?A woman exclaims as she is sitting by the TV watching the news as they describe a double homicide that occurred only a few miles away from her. Today, due to the heavy doses of media coverage and the speed at which it is received most horror stories are taken in without a second thought. Watching a person jump off the ledge to his death or watching as dozens of body bags are taken from the War in Iraq has become a part of daily life for many people living in the United States. So while the media may perpetuate a culture of fear when reporting the news, mankind has adapted to this coverage so much so that it sees it not as fear but rather as life (Tietge 6). Media coverage in todays world has no limitations. The scene of the Twin Towers falling will undoubtedly leave a scar in every persons brain. However, how long did it take for that memory to become a vision of the past rather than a reminder of what could happen when...
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