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Shock jocks : hate speech & talk radio : America's ten worst hate talkers and the progressive alternatives

Author: Rory O'Connor; Aaron Cutler
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : AlterNet Books, ©2008.
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Profiles ten shock jocks who the author believes use free speech and their celebrity status as means to perpetuate homophobia, racism, sexism, and other discriminatory beliefs, and discusses the increase of progressive alternatives as a reaction to them.
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O'Connor, Rory, 1951-
Shock jocks.
San Francisco, CA : AlterNet Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)654666528
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rory O'Connor; Aaron Cutler
ISBN: 9780975272435 0975272438
OCLC Number: 213375832
Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : America, we have a problem --
1. The resurrection of Don Imus : the unpleasant aftertaste of Craig Carton --
2. How right-wing radio killed immigration reform : Talkers magazine top talk radio audiences --
3. The ten worst shock jocks (minus Imus) (1. Rush Limbaugh --
2. Sean Hannity --
3. Michael Savage --
4. Bill O'Reilly --
In just one year : O'Reilly's most misleading claims of 2004 --
5. Glenn Beck --
6. Neal Boortz --
7. Laura Ingraham --
8. Mark Levin --
9. Hugh Hewitt --
Talkers magazine "Heavy hundred" 2008) --
4. Fear of fairness : a brief history of fairness (Sound bites : Michael Harrison --
Jill Vitale --
Ben Greenman) --
5. Air wars and conservative dominance (Sound bites : Michael Smerconish --
Mike Gallagher --
Michael Reagan --
John Ziegler --
John Gambling) --
6. Progressive alternatives : liberal radio network employment application (from The New Yorker magazine) (Sound bites : Thom Hartmann --
Cenk Uygur --
Laura Flanders --
Alan Colmes --
Rachel Maddow --
Mike Malloy --
Randi Rhodes --
Stephanie Miller) --
Conclusion : beyond changing the channel : the citizen response to hate radio (Sidebar : an indie media feast).
Responsibility: Rory O'Connor ; with Aaron Cutler.
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Profiles ten shock jocks who the author believes use free speech and their celebrity status as means to perpetuate homophobia, racism, sexism, and other discriminatory beliefs, and discusses the increase of progressive alternatives as a reaction to them.

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