How does the media shape the images of older people?

3 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    bad. Look at what they did to McCain.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Probably like some people on here, with contempt... but they will grow old as everyone does, as it is something you cannot avoid. Think on these words, when you also reach your Pension Age, and no doubt you will get upset when remarks are said about you.. People think that as soon as you reach the Pension age that you are all stupid and treat you as if you were. The media might say a few things but your worst enemy are your Children, who think nothing of making very hurtful remarks, as if you should be locked away.

  • Akkita
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The media refers to anyone over a certain age as elderly - it

    seems that age is around 65 on the national media level & may

    vary regionally ( in PA it seems anyone over 70 is elderly)

    Source(s): Cynic
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