Propaganda

Is there a need for Entertainment censoring? It seems like every five minutes; you hear beeps, blurs, or modifications in our entertainment. Censoring interferes with the enjoyment of songs and other forms of expression. There is censoring on the radio, video games, and even the internet. Why do government agencies and media sources think they need to hide what they call “inappropriate things” from people?

Even worse, why do they get to decide what is inappropriate? Countries like China are well known for censorship.

Entertainment Censoring is a topic that has grown from a small group discussion to an election issue. But why is there a need for it? Why can’t television programs be viewed the way they were recorded? Why won’t the governments let people see the real deal? Sometimes you wonder if they are hiding things from the general public. Maybe the whole Entertainment Censoring Committee is a big propaganda scheme? Maybe they change entertainment to make people think in certain ways?

Allowing Entertainment Censoring is taking away our rights. It is changing the way that the artist intended us to view their work. It’s like taking away Mona Lisa’s smile. Entertainment Censoring is like taking the punch line out of a joke. Everything we see in entertainment is screened. Should the governments be allowed to stop us from hearing and seeing certain things?

During WW1, people were forced to watch propaganda videos. They listened to propaganda radio. All sources of entertainment were run by the government. The government had the full ability to make people believe what they put on media.

”Which side are YOU on?” – series of posters directed to the workers of the Okonite Company, United States, 1942-1943 from r/PropagandaPosters

In the current day, the government still has the ability to screen what goes out in the media. They give us some reasons to believe we are free from the propaganda days but are we free? The question we should ask is, “do we see what the artist wanted us to see”? The answer is no. We have to say no, because of Entertainment Censored. We, as Americans, do not get to see the whole show. When you listen to a song on the radio, there are parts of it cut out.



This is the government taking away our rights. They think they should be allowed to take the “F-bomb” out of a joke on Comedy Central. They think they can hide a girl who flashes the camera. They think they can edit out violence.

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