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Telling the Truth

Summary: A comparison of Bowling for Columbine, Homer Bad Man and Frontline and how the media helps society to formulate opinions.
Oscar Wilde once said "the pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." Wilde could not have been more accurate. Truth, defined as that which is in agreement with fact or reality is often more complex than simply knowing the facts and the reality of an event, situation or personality. Rather, truth in the media is a powerful entity, a means of control and power to be capitalized upon. The notion of truth being manipulated in order to sensationalize and heighten ratings is reflected in Frontline, a satirical program offering a critique of Australian Current Affairs, Michael Moore's Oscar winning documentary Bowling for Columbine and an episode of The Simpson's, Homer Bad Man in which Homer, accused of sexually assaulting the children's babysitter is given the chance to appear on Rock bottom (a current affair type show) to claim his innocence, but instead of showing Homer's...

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