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What If We Really Knew What Media Does to Us

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Media
Marty Kaplan

What if we knew that the fictional rapes in HBO's mega-hit Game of Thrones caused real rapes in the real world? What if we knew that the portrayals of gay characters in Modern Family caused actual states to legalize same-sex marriage? The catch, of course, is causation.

What Jack Bauer Has Not Done

Brigadier Gen. David R. Irvine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brigadier Gen. David R. Irvine

It is particularly regrettable that Jack Bauer, in his new season, is shown persuading a "naïve" FBI agent that torture is the ultimate weapon in democracy's arsenal.