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The Resource Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation, Eric Deggans

Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation, Eric Deggans

Label
Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation
Title
Race-baiter
Title remainder
how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation
Statement of responsibility
Eric Deggans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deggans, Eric
Dewey number
302.23/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.S6
LC item number
D44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Prejudices in the press
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Television and politics
  • Journalism
  • Prejudices in mass media
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
Label
Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation, Eric Deggans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
778422177
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780230341821
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012016687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)778422177
Label
Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation, Eric Deggans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
778422177
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9780230341821
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012016687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)778422177

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