Before there was media, there was just society. We know that there has been violence unrelated to media. The media is only reflecting this. Take Shay’s Rebellion, for example. The media did not cause men to break out in a fight about the economy. Media informed them, but the ineffective government system caused the problems in the first place. Our own increasing brutality causes the media to report more problems with violence. In my opinion, violence in our society is rarely caused by violent media media. There are always exceptions, of course. But media does not effect people’s lives so greatly that they break into violent tussles more often now.