Do you remember the “Milgram Experiment”? Well, this may shock you even more.
There is a controversy in France brewing over a “Fake TV show has players electrocuting others”, according to MSNBC.com. In the show The Game of Death, 4 out of 5 players were willing to deliver a potentially lethal jolt of electricity. In fact, the victim, an actor playing a part unbeknownst to the contestants, plays dead on the set.
Why were they willing to do so?
According to producer Christophe Nick, “They told themselves, ‘TV knows what it’s doing.'”
Sounds like Homer Simpson’s attitude of “TV doesn’t lie” is more widespread than we would like to believe.
It’s also something to keep in mind whenever someone minimizes media’s impact upon their lives.