Honorable Judges, Fellow classmates, Worthy Opponents.
The resolution before ustoday, BIRT the media is sensitive and responsible is absolutely incorrect. We thenegative team firmly believe this to be true, and plan to tell you why.
If the media WAS sensitive and responsible
, we would not be living in such aviolent, crime-filled, immorality infested world as we do today!
Violence in television programs
and movies are harmful for many fundamental psychological reasons. The lack of responsibility on the part the broadcaster has a criticalaffect on society.
As the years pass, the responsibility and sensibility
of the media has rapidlydeclined. Television and radio twenty years ago was not nearly as bad as it is today. Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of bad scenes ontelevision.
On a per-hour basis,
more than tripled.
Material in the
was more than seven times asfrequent.
was more than five and a half times as frequent
And the most dramatic increase was in
, whichwere more than twenty-four times as common!
One show, UPN's
was responsible for more than 11 per cent of all the combined sex, cursing, and violence in 1999
If this increase continues
, the influence of media on the population will continueto do what it's done for the past century. There is only one direction this world will go in- Anarchy!
Television, radio, the internet, and other forms of media
were invented for a purpose. Their invention was to facilitate the transfer of information from one place toanother. They were definitely NOT designed to change our moral values and replacethem by promoting explicit scenes, violence, obscene language, nudity, homosexuality,materialism, and others still yet to come.
Violence is what we thrive on
. It is for this exact reason that media broadcastersshow it! They know deep down inside we want to see it, so they'll make tons of money byshowing it!
Media coverage is really getting out of control.
Live coverage of gruesomeaccidents and crime are not uncommon - even interrupting children's cartoons. Is showingviolence to young minds sensitivity? Absolutely not.