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Average Rating: This item received 4 1/2 stars overall.

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Teresa Tomeo

The most dominant force in the lives of almost all Americans is the media—the Internet, TV, radio, blackberries, ipods. The list goes on and on. Although incredibly intoxicating, the media all too often distracts us from that which is most important, and in many instances, actually fights against our good and noble goals in life.

As parents, educators, and consumers of the media, we have to get our media usage—and that of our families—under control. Otherwise, the media will control us, if it isn’t doing so already. In her new book, , Teresa Tomeo, a veteran broadcast journalist in both the Catholic and secular markets, makes a compelling and irrefutable case about the dangers of our dominant media culture—and the adjoining liberalism and immorality that comes with it.

Tomeo gives a sobering analysis of each of the nine dominant forms of media, and she reveals how they are rapidly dismantling families and destroying lives.

You will Learn:

The nine dominant forms of media, and how each can negatively impact our lives
What parents can do to protect their children—and themselves—from the dangers of media saturation
The effects of TV on children and young adults, and the proper limits parents should put in place

  • How to monitor the lyrics of your teens’ favorite music groups
  • How biased the media really is, and how to sift through the propaganda
  • How to navigate your family through the minefield of media saturation
  • ...and much more!

"Noise is a no-nonsense book that offers much needed relief." Raymond Arroyo

"We should all be grateful for Teresa's profound insights and call to action." Steve Ray



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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. Main Stream Media: A Blessing and a Curse

Broadcaster Teresa Tomeo puts a name on the biased media propaganda that has bombarded our culture. She calls it Noise and tells us that the noise of the mass media has infiltrated our lives and has become our voice—and "worse yet our barometer of standards."

"I wrote Noise because I wanted families especially parents to have a one stop shopping book of information on the media that they can grab if they have questions about any aspect of media influence."

Tomeo warns us that if we don’t get a grip on what’s happening to us through the media, it will continue to subtly dismantle our families. Not mincing words, Tomeo is not afraid to name names in her eye-opening book, detailing the harmful impact of the mass media on our culture.

What more credible person is there to address this issue than Teresa Tomeo? Twenty years in television and radio have pried open her own eyes to the harm being done to unsuspecting fami Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. Persuasive arguments for becoming a media-savvy family

Teresa Tomeo doesn't mince words in her critique of the growing influence of media on the lives of families and children. NOISE is a manifesto of sorts, designed to help us criticially evaluate our use of television, movies, music, and the Internet. Tomeo argues that the gradual encroachment of media has desensitized us to the coarseness of popular culture, influenced our political discourse in ways we may not realize, and erected barriers between family members who exist in separate states of "plugged-in-ness."
Tomeo writes from experience, as she is a veteran print and broadcast journalist who started her own communications firm several years ago to address the needs of Catholics wanting to better understand the influence, benefits, and drawbacks Full Review...

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