November 19, 2012 The Effect of Supermarket Tabloids on Society
Here’s a great question: Aside from the entertainment value, do supermarket tabloids help expand our point of view and stimulate creative imagination, or are they as detrimental as is assumed?
NO I don’t think that tabloids stimulate creativity at all. Because most of the articles are negative ,junior, high school-style gossip.
NO Supermarket tabloids are detrimental. All that they do is allow editors and writers to create absurd situations for the characters that their articles are about.
NO I find them stupid.
YES and NO They do not expand our point of view. This is mostly due to the fact that they are almost entirely rooted in fiction. It’s not as if they present different sides of true stories. On the other hand, I would say that they definitely stimulate our creative imagination. Mostly due to the fact that they are fictional.
NO I think that tabloids are detrimental to society as they project a more negative outlook.
NO I think theyre completely detrimental because if they did offer any creativity, they wouldnt always seem to be trying the same thing, and that is: create scandal. They just want views and people to pick up their magazine, they dont actually care about what theyre writing and half the time they are making it up anyway.
NO They do serve as a bad example of what journalism is.
YES and NO I think they do help to expand our viewpoint and to stimulate creative imagination. But it’s a double-edged sword as well, in that I think such tabloids are partly responsible for the “Jerry Springer” syndrome causing American societal values to deteriorate.
YES All good fiction has some basis in fact.
NO They purport to tell news while destroying the lives of the innocent.
The masses have spoken. Looks like it’s a big fat NO as far as tabloids being positive goes.