Monday, July 26, 2010

Misleading Stories About Race Raise Questions - NYTimes.com

An excerpt from a scary sign of the times

But it is an open question whether conservative media outlets risk damage to their credibility when obscure or misleading stories are blown out of proportion and when what amounts to political opposition research is presented as news.

Jane Hall, a communication professor at American University and a former contributor to Fox News, said partisan media outlets “look for something that will get an audience and that will whip up people in some kind of frenzy, warranted or not.”

Ms. Hall said what Ms. Sherrod had endured was “classic propaganda.”

Misleading Stories About Race Raise Questions - NYTimes.com

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