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

"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...

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Main Author: Deggans, Eric.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of 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.