touching to the act of leading with the sentence “Thus, in general, males are touchers, not the touches, and the leaders rather than the followers” (289). Before this kind of behavior was mostly noticeable in male/female relationships but now it appears to have changed. This still occurs today but it is not apparent and it mostly happens behind closed doors. The media had always portrayed men as more powerful than women, and we had to accept that claim. We are not aware that the men have the role of being the “touchers” because we have integrated that belief into our culture and it makes it seem normal. I agree with their conclusion because the principle of it remains in our culture. Even though we do not see it all the time does not mean it does not exist. TV News: All the World in Pictures – Postman and Powers
I can say that the nightly news is more of a visual entertainment than an actual news media on what is happening in the world. While reading I found three main points. Postman and Powers’ first main point is that the news comes to the audience in two forms, language and picture due to the fact that they are re-creation of actual events. It is really important to always have these two forms together because the audience will not be captivated with the news or do not understand what is being said without them. While watching the news, people are drawn into
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- Fall '08
- Nonverbal Communication, nonverbal behavior, Michael Gamble