Current Affairs

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Current affairs and news programs position the viewer to react in a certain way through the use techniques such as selection of detail, Audio, technical and symbolic codes. A ten news program about the falling of the twin towers on sep 11 uses these techniques to position the viewer to respond in a sympathetic manner and to accept the values and attitudes being presented.

Selection of detail a technique of bias is used in the news presentation to manipulate the viewer to fell one sided towards an event or person. Selection of detail in this presentation is how the news segment only shows the September 11th and no event

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