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In 'Race Baiter,' Eric Deggans dissects how media feeds fears of 'the other'

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Cover of "Race-Baiter - How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation," by Eric Deggans

Television networks used to make money by reaching out to the biggest and most diverse audience as possible, but with the rise of cable TV, satellite radio, blogs, podcasts and social media, there's a new business model. 

Media moguls have found the easiest and most-profitable approach is to focus on a niche audience with a distinct point of view.

Media critic Eric Deggans believes it has created perilous consequences for journalism and our society.

Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation By Eric Deggans

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