Politics

"Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation"

Eric Deggans

About the Program

Eric Deggans, tv and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, argues that the media is fractured into ever-smaller divisions populated by pundits who play upon the fears and prejudices of their viewers to garner larger audiences.   Mr. Deggans posits that the pursuit of higher ratings and greater website page views erodes political dialogue.  Eric Deggans speaks at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

About the Authors

Eric Deggans

Eric Deggans is the tv and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times.  His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Seattle Times, VIBE magazine, and the Chicago Tribune.  For more information, visit ericdeggans.com.


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  • Sunday, May 26th at 7:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 14th at 9:15am (ET)
  • Saturday, March 30th at 11pm (ET)
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