Summary by Emerald O’Brien
Emotional grooming is not limited to human relationships. Media messages are grooming many teens and some adults. The goal of any con game is to manipulate, persuade, or coerce someone into doing what the groomer wants.
Many advertisers and media executives admit that they’ll do whatever it takes to get and keep your attention. A high-ranking Abercrombie and Fitch popular pre-teen and teen clothier and magazine mogul commented to The New York Times, “I pay little attention to the critics who feel that youth ought to be locked in boxes until they’re 50.