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Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation

Author: Eric Deggans
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Gone is the era of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, when news programs fought to gain the trust and respect of a wide spectrum of American viewers. Today, the fastest-growing news programs and media platforms are fighting hard for increasingly narrow segments of the public and playing on old prejudices and deep-rooted fears, coloring the conversation in the blogosphere and the cable news chatter to distract  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Deggans
ISBN: 9780230341821 0230341829
OCLC Number: 778422177
Description: xi, 275 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Making all the right enemies --
Fox News Channel vs. MSNBC : downgrading all journalism in the race to win a political fight --
Information wars : how partisan media manipulate facts to get your attention --
Fox News Channel's focus on scary black people leaves race relations as collateral damage --
Chasing Obama, Newt, Bachmann, and Palin : the pitfalls of race and gender in political coverage --
From supernegroes to BBFs : why network TV still often stars white America --
How news media became a haven for middle-aged white guys (and a few women) --
Hate radio : why talk radio may not be a haven for angry white guys much longer --
From Flavor Flav to All-American Muslim : searching past the stereotypes in "reality TV" --
The Katrina effect : how lax poverty coverage helps politicians demonize the poor --
Talking across difference : resisting propaganda while integrating our lives and media.
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In Race-baiter, veteran journalist and media critic Eric Deggans dissects the powerful ways modern media feeds fears, prejudices, and hate, while also tracing the history of the word and its  Read more...

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"Deggans makes a smartly presented call for more civil discourse."--"Entertainment Weekly""Mr. Deggans writes about race with clarity and wit. He understands and explains the politics of the Read more...

 
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