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Bad news : how woke media is undermining democracy  Cover Image Book Book

Bad news : how woke media is undermining democracy / Batya Ungar-Sargon.


"Bad News is a response to Thomas Frank's 2004 book "What's the Matter with Kansas." I ask the same question he asked about the right, but about the left: Why is the media obsessed with racism, even though it's getting objectively better by every measure we have? I argue that the liberal media is mainstreaming a woke culture war based on ideas that were relegated to the academic fringe as recently as a decade ago because it's in their economic interests to do so. It explores how digital media and social media supplied journalists, now part of the American elite, with an alternative way to feel like heroes while further consolidating power and wealth in the hands of the few rather than the many. The book then explores the larger context of the great American class divide, and how journalism has been both a product and accelerator of inequality" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781641772068
  • Physical Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2021.

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Subject: Mass media > Political aspects > United States.
Press and politics > United States.
Right and left (Political science) > United States > History > 21st century.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) 070.4 Ung (Text) 30210313162397 New Books Checked out 12/19/2022

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