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003    OCoLC 
005    20121204101146.0 
008    120423s2012    nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010      2012016687 
016 7  016122030|2Uk 
020    9780230341821|qhardback|c$28.00 
020    0230341829|qhardback 
035    (OCoLC)778422177 
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050 00 PN4888.S6|bD44 2012 
082 00 302.23/0973|223 
084    SOC052000|aPOL004000|2bisacsh 
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 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
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. 
994    02|bGPI 
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