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Race-Baiter - review - Eric Deggans

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RACE-BAITER Eric Deggans

Race Baiter

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Eric Deggans
publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
genre:
Nonfiction, Politics and Current Events

We gave it an A-

Deggans, the first-rate TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, was called a ”race-baiter” by no less than Bill O’Reilly, who has objected numerous times to the thesis of Race-Baiter: that when it comes to matters involving race, the media frequently send out either mixed messages or the wrong ones. Drawing upon phenomena as varied as news coverage of the Trayvon Martin killing, the casting of blacks in prime-time lead roles, and Hurricane Katrina, Deggans makes a smartly presented call for more civil discourse. A-