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100 1 Deggans, Eric.
245 10 Race-baiter :|bhow the media wields dangerous words to
divide a nation /|cEric Deggans.
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2012.
300 xi, 275 pages ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and
505 0 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.
520 "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 from the true issues at stake. Using
the same tactics once used to mobilize political parties
and committed voters, they send their fans coded messages
and demonize opposing groups, in the process securing
valuable audience share and website traffic. Race-baiter
is a term born out of this tumultuous climate, coined by
the conservative media to describe a person who uses
racial tensions to arouse the passion and ire of a
particular demographic. Even as the election of the first
black president forces us all to reevaluate how we think
about race, gender, culture, and class lines, some areas
of modern media are working hard to push the same old
buttons of conflict and division for new purposes. 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 consequences, intended or otherwise"--
|cProvided by publisher.
650 0 Journalism|xSocial aspects|zUnited States.
650 0 Prejudices in the press|zUnited States.
650 0 Television broadcasting of news|xObjectivity|zUnited
650 0 Television and politics|zUnited States.
650 0 Journalism|xObjectivity|zUnited States.
650 0 Prejudices in mass media.