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Mormon Media Observer: Media's focus on contention affects children

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    Media are contentious because we want media to be...contentious. It reflects our society. I hope it affects children. I hope they're repulsed by it.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    It's interesting that your son feared that Democrats would be the most unstable if they lost. Reality is proving that Republicans are taking it even harder than Dems did in 2000 and 2004. I never saw any attempts to dissolve the Union after those elections. And the real fears of immediate Armageddon coming from the right are sad to see. Your poor son must be traumatized hearing all of this. I thought the video of the little girl crying about "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney" was cute, but also very sad because I think she was actually frightened by the caustic tone she heard in all of the ads. It is frightening for children to hear their elders so angry and fearful.

  • Dave D Pocatello, ID
    Nov. 21, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    Too true. I would love for the media to act as teachers rather than react to the contention. I will say--and it may be my political opinions which sway me this way--I felt that Romney's campaign was much more contentious than the Obama campaign. Perhaps I had higher expectations given Romney's faith.