This is the video in which a comedian pretends to be a chef. The comedian is outrageous, however, the newscaster is so focused on the job that his antics are accepted as truth. My students laughed hysterically while watching and discussing this video.
My students loved hearing about comedian Nick Prueher's success at duping the media. His antics prove that the media does not spend enough time fact-checking its sources. I use this article and the video in source 6 to show students that they cannot merely trust whatever they see.
On this site, you will find thousands of political cartoons that students can look at and display on a projector for class analysis. Students will ponder the following: What is the message? How is it conveyed? Who is the audience? Is the message effective? Is it offensive? How is this cartoon a reflection of free speech?
Students like to talk about the effect of one picture or one word - its ability to change minds or sell an idea when reading this article on the power of political cartoons and their ability to convey a message. After reading this article, I ask my students to spend time looking at political cartoons (resource 4) and then we share and analyze them in class.
This is a fantastic resource to share with students. I used it for over ten years while teaching Media Ethics. The site offers videos and commentaries on the media's powerful effect on our lives. Go to the tab "Films A-Z," click on a film and watch its trailer. Usually, the trailer alone prompts deep class discussions about media manipulation.