Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio: America's Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives

Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio: America's Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives

by Rory O'Connor
     
 

Shock Jocks Hate Speech & Talk Radio reveals the real agenda of America's shock jocks-promoting hate speech under the guise of "free" speech. Rory O'Connor tackles the "hate talk establishment" and shows how huge media conglomerates not only make hate talk possible but profitable. He profiles the IO worst offenders, including Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage

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Shock Jocks Hate Speech & Talk Radio reveals the real agenda of America's shock jocks-promoting hate speech under the guise of "free" speech. Rory O'Connor tackles the "hate talk establishment" and shows how huge media conglomerates not only make hate talk possible but profitable. He profiles the IO worst offenders, including Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity, and shows how they dangerously blur the distinctions between news, opinion, and entertainment. "Shock Jocks" offers a clear analysis of how hateful sound bites hinder democratic dialogue and exacerbate racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic attitudes.

O'Connor also chronicles the rising tide of progressive talkers challenging right-wing air dominance. "The number, quality, and stature of progressive alternatives to Limbaugh and his ilk have been mounting steadily in the past few years-no doubt as a result of the rise and resonance of progressive values," says O'Connor. "Shock Jocks" exposes the greed, the rancor, the characters, and ultimately the stakes in the fight for America's airwaves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975272435
Publisher:
AlterNet Books
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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