It is not today that we see and know the force that the media has, and this becomes clearer when through all this force it comes to inculcate in people an idea or even an already formed point of view on a subject or the latest news. And note that when we refer to the media, we are actually referring to all of its forms of placement, whether it is spoken, written, televised or even made by virtual means and other means that are possible.
That is why we must ask ourselves: to what extent should the media act and what are its limits in a truly democratic state?
Objective of the Media
This questioning consists in the fact that society is often nothing more than a maneuver in the hand of the media, used every time social support is seen as preponderant for a specific issue. Whenever a subject is lacking social support, and of course, with reciprocity between the media and the privileged with action, society is bombarded with news, reports, advertisements and even advertisements, which have the same objective, that is, to achieve the support of society.
The Power of Media
In recent years, driven by the diffusion of the media, especially among the so-called lower economic power classes, the power of the media has grown even greater. All this influence and persuasion is especially evident, especially in the poorest part of society, since this one, formed mostly by people with little education, ends up taking as absolute truth everything that is transmitted, precisely because they do not have the means and / or conditions to disagree with what is said.
The Problem of Media
The biggest problem of all this, despite the influence already said, is the fact that many news reports mainly related to the legal universe, are almost always dissonant of what really is, that is, of truth. Many facts transmitted, especially on TV, bear no relation whatsoever to what they are, and this is simply because the truth in many moments “is not a good deal”, that is, it does not sell news and reason it ends up being passed, say, in a more interesting way.
If in the judicial process we are accustomed to the contradictory and ample defense, the same cannot be said of the news published in the media, since in the great majority of times what is put in the form of news is not directed simply to inform or even enable that people are able to form their own convictions, quite the contrary, in the way that has been done, everyone who reads, watches or hears a certain news is much more conducive to following the opinion presented and defended than to properly form his own.