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Race-Baiter - How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation (Hardcover): Eric Deggans

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Eric Deggans

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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 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.

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Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Eric Deggans
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-230-34182-1
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies
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LSN: 0-230-34182-9
Barcode: 9780230341821

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