We live in a media-based culture. American people are constantly around screens that influence the way we think – or better yet, don’t think. We are force fed ideas by the media and, consequently, many people choose not to do any further research on what they’re being told. I also added the little girl because television has been used as a babysitter for many children. If a child is being taught how to act and what to think by a screen there leaves little room for independent thought.