“Whoever controls the media controls the mind” – Jim Morrison

Everything is not how it seems – especially in the face of the media. The saying “truth is stranger than fiction” is surprisingly accurate, for we have been deceived on such a massive scale with the information exported through the media.

Now, does it really matter ‘who’ controls the media? I mean; I could probably come up with ideas for both sides of the argument. But at the same time, it is my own personal opinion, that no matter ‘who’ controls the media, there’s always going to be people who break through.

As an active user of many social media forums, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, through not only my laptop but smartphone. On a daily basis. This media has become a constant in today’s society. These are all forms of social media and let people speak out about issues in today’s society. Many of our ‘news mediums’ may be completely different.

The influence of all this modern media is at such a high stake; the community relies on many bases of not only social media, but regular media for their daily dose of the news – but is what we’re being ‘fed’ all correct, or insanely one sided? There are vast ranges of media, from News Presentations, to blogs, to Facebook pages and twitter. And these are all owned by certain people/corporate businesses.

Our most influential and most publicised individual in Australia is none other than the ‘great’ Rupert Murdoch. Through his/News Corp’s mass ownership of many newspapers, magazines, Foxtel and Fairfax. 

Rupert Murdoch definitely doesn’t control (much) of the media that I use personally, but still has a massive impact in a lot of the media that I encounter on a daily basis. It is of my personal opinion, that having one single individual controlling such an immerse use of the media could ultimately “corrupt” some of the community.

This single person sends out the information that we are being ‘fed’ every single day, whose to say it isn’t the most biased thing in the entire world? How do we know that what we hear and see every single day is brainwashing us into thinking exactly what he wants us to think?

It all comes down to this… who owns the media controls it, and there’s not a high chance that that’ll change anytime soon. They control what we see and hear in the media, and this is a big issue that people need to be aware of.

Love, Lauren


  1. I agree with your blog entirely. Your arguments are laid out extremely well and it provokes the reader to question their own beliefs and views of just how the media is manipulating us. Your post also highlights the extent to which the media has access to its viewers and consumers, with apps and daily news reports so much information is jammed down our throats that sometimes we do turn our brains off and just go with the flow, unfortunately that leaves us with less power. Overall a brilliant post I really enjoyed it!.

  2. nabilazaman · · Reply

    I really like your blogging style. its very personal and easy to read, some other posts i’v read were very essay like which kind of takes away from the whole “blogging process, the way you ask a lot of questions is also very effective, maybe the use of some images may improve the post but overall great work! 🙂

  3. Your style of writing is very engaging and has a nice flow to read. I agree with your points on what media our generation actually uses and how we aren’t really effected by the so called Murdoch “bias”. The general idea I gather from your post is that news is honestly dying out – I like that. It’s a fair point and the control by one person is an imbalance that most likely won’t change soon. Your recurring use of ‘fed’ is a point that is striking and definitely adds weight to your argument for me personally.
    Excellently laid out and a great insight to the media – great job Lauren! 🙂

  4. kefuwe.thatelo · · Reply

    Nice flow nice style of writing and u’v told tha whole honest truth about media and pipuls thoughts trough media

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