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Updated by Freya Lauren Kellet on Mar 17, 2013
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Examples of the Media Blowing Things Out of Proportion

The difference between perception and reality all depends on the angle sold to you, and whether or not you buy into it.  With no other means to see a world beyond how far one can travel, media is crucial to bringing the greater world closer to home. However, when media fails to do that job, what’s created is a world much more exaggerated and black-and-white than is truly the case. Here are some examples of the Media blowing things out of proportion!

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H1N1 (Swine Flu)

H1N1 (Swine Flu)
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2012 (End of the World)

2012 (End of the World)
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The Death of a Celebrity

The Death of a Celebrity
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The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding
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Y2K

Y2K
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Danger of Nuclear Power

Danger of Nuclear Power
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Shark Attacks

Shark Attacks
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Danger of Air Travel

Danger of Air Travel
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Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist Attacks
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Dangers of Violent Video Games

Dangers of Violent Video Games
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Recomended amount of, "Vigorous Activity" a day (60 Minutes)

Recomended amount of, "Vigorous Activity" a day (60 Minutes)