S01E04 – Victim Blaming and Sloppy Messaging

Media is SUBJECTIVE. Your experience with media is going to be completely different from mine, from Dr. Song, and from many others. Bias, transference, culture, lived experiences, and other factors go into how differently each person interacts with the media they consume. Our opinions may not be your opinions, Dr Song’s interpretation of things may not be anywhere similar to yours, but there is ALWAYS something to be gained from understanding how DIFFERENT people see media and why.

I have always felt there were so many things wrong with Infection. It’s actually not an episode I wanted to include in this project. I’m glad I did because Dr. Song managed to voice something so profound that sums up feelings I’ve had about this for decades. JMS said about this episode: “I’d just kinda prefer it if it kinda vanished in the night.” …

(See the JMS speaks section of Lurker’s Guide: http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/countries/us/guide/004.html)

… and I don’t blame him at all. It’s embarrassingly messy and has harmful messaging.

This YouTube video marks a huge milestone for the Babylon 5 Media Therapy Project with Dr Song making it beyond episode 4. She is officially moving forward into episodes she’s never seen before. We’ve attempted this project 4 times since 2012 (https://b5psy.com/history) and always something got in the way, so this is a major turning point and I’m very excited for the future.

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