The media can help a consumer get the word out about something useful. Other times it can be used to raise awareness of a good deed gone wrong. The media has a big effect on children in how they perceive certain events and acts. The media can give less than perfect impressions of something a consumer later learns that is not true. Nowadays, it seems you have to be more careful about what you learn through the media since some sources are known to provide bogus information. Others see media as a form of entertainment since it can be interesting following stories you find hard to believe that actually happened.
Critical thinking might be helpful to accept which information is needed to us. Critical thinking is “mental processes of distinguish, analysis and evaluation. Critical thinking is a form of judgment, specifically meaningful and reflective judgment. Using critical thinking one makes a decision or solves the problem of judging what to believe or what to do, but does so in a reflective way” (Critical thinking, 2008). People have the right to criticize and punish media which is to destroy our emotion and ethics. People have to improve power of judgment. If people have ability to control information in this information-oriented society, they may have precedence over other people who do not have.