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Unformatted text preview: -People who are getting the media attention and trying to be famous for the sake of being famous-Characteristics: commonplace, mass-manufactured, well-knowness, contemporary and transitory, passing reflection of ourselves, celebrated intensively but briefly (trying to become famous for the sake of being famous)-Boorstin’s main argument: the mass media is focusing on people with Celebrity characteristics and avoiding Heros Class Diss: there can be hybrids of Hero and Celebrity Ex: Obama: has achieved great things but is also good at promoting himself with the media....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course MCO 240 taught by Professor Weight during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08