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Media Portrayal of Immigrants

Strawberry1101
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10/19/2016 5:57:03 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
The media portrays immigrants in a very negative light which has greatly influenced public attitude towards them and has led to an increase in racism and discrimination.The media have blamed migrants for putting pressure on public services, for taking jobs and benefits and for so many other problems; this is very unjust and has affected migrants in the UK.
Such negativity is rising, and especially after the Brexit vote, immigration has been a very much controversial topic, politically and in the media, and there have been increasing attitudes favouring control over immigration.
There should be a policy to limit what the media can say about sensitive topics such as immigration.
isoscelestriangle.128k
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10/19/2016 8:31:27 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 10/19/2016 5:57:03 PM, Strawberry1101 wrote:
The media portrays immigrants in a very negative light which has greatly influenced public attitude towards them and has led to an increase in racism and discrimination.

No, the media has not.
Peepette
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10/19/2016 11:30:40 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 10/19/2016 5:57:03 PM, Strawberry1101 wrote:
The media portrays immigrants in a very negative light which has greatly influenced public attitude towards them and has led to an increase in racism and discrimination.The media have blamed migrants for putting pressure on public services, for taking jobs and benefits and for so many other problems; this is very unjust and has affected migrants in the UK.
Such negativity is rising, and especially after the Brexit vote, immigration has been a very much controversial topic, politically and in the media, and there have been increasing attitudes favouring control over immigration.
There should be a policy to limit what the media can say about sensitive topics such as immigration.

When the economy is in the tank and use of social services rise there needs to be a group to blame. It's occurred here and abroad. The media fuels the fire whether it's true or not. They have an agenda to sensationalize and to feed fear.
Skepsikyma
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10/20/2016 12:28:55 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 10/19/2016 5:57:03 PM, Strawberry1101 wrote:
The media portrays immigrants in a very negative light which has greatly influenced public attitude towards them and has led to an increase in racism and discrimination.The media have blamed migrants for putting pressure on public services, for taking jobs and benefits and for so many other problems; this is very unjust and has affected migrants in the UK.
Such negativity is rising, and especially after the Brexit vote, immigration has been a very much controversial topic, politically and in the media, and there have been increasing attitudes favouring control over immigration.
There should be a policy to limit what the media can say about sensitive topics such as immigration.

Lol, this is literally the opposite of true. The had a collective apoplectic fit, left and right, when Trump brought up illegal immigration and crime.
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