COMMWeek14.pdf Comm. 3597.02 Media and Terrorisim
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Date Created: 04/15/15
COMM 3597 Media and Terrorism 41515 1126 AM Week Fourteen Humor Satire as Response to Terrorism News Item 0 Black water US contractors sentence for 2007 Iraq killings 4 men to jail remain a stain on USIraq relationship 0 Humor people signing up for ISIS o Comedian use humor to get kids to see that running off to war is a bad thing usefulfunny can connect with kids to engage and not preach effectiveness of this humor 0 SNL takes on ISIS skit too soon Humor as a Response to Terrorism 0 Irony vs Humor 0 Irony describe an ideal and pretend it s reality Ex Jay Leno airline for all nofly people 0 Humor describe reality and pretend it s ideal Ex Incompetent terrorists movie 0 Purpose of Humor About Terrorism 0 Make fun of human ignorance frailty and automatism o Criticize ideological extremism 0 Point out incongruities or ideological inconsistencies 0 Address the problems of otherness terrorists as irrational or abject evil nonhuman Juvenalian vs Horatain Satire 0 Satire playfully critical distortion of the familiar 0 Can focus on specific actionsevents personal failings of an individual social norms or use of language 0 Shows contempt for human follies 0 Ex Daily Show with John Stewart 0 Horatian Satire comedic to point out human follies with a smile light commentary meant to heal Ex Simpsons 0 Juvenalian Satire tragic savage and merciless criticism of pretension and hypocrisy meant to wound Ex Speak Truthiness to Powerquot speech Elaboration Likelihood Model o The extent to which a message will change your mind depends on your Motivation how much you like thinkingwant to think about subject matter Ability knowledge level quick processing of message 0 Satire and Ability 0 Message x Ability interaction Juvenalian satire increases message effectiveness 0 Should Terrorism be satirized o Sender satirist and receiver satiree should agree that the object satirized is worthy of attention 0 A large problem arises with misapprehension of Target human foiblessocial groups behavior or belief Purpose healwound tear downbuild up 0 Writing Prompt o The answer to localized growth of terrorism be ridicule it rather than fear it o How might humor be both helpful and detrimental in decreasing conflict between groups 41515 1126 AM 41515 1126 AM