Tampa Times Media Critic Eric Deggans Discusses His Book, Race Baiter

Jan 23, 2013

01/23/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is with Tampa Bay Times TV and media critic Eric Deggans, author of RACE BAITER:  How the Media Wields Dangerous Words.  Deggans says modern media uses racial tensions to arouse the passion and ire of a particular demographic, and plays to ingrained stereotypes and assumptions.  He maintains the practice also appeals to many cable and reality TV advertisers as well as radio talk formats.  More information and read an excerpt: www.ericdeggans.com