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Missouri teen shooting also spotlights how media can factor into narrative




Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing.
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing.
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The news out of Ferguson, Missouri has dominated the media today. We talked to NPR's Eric Deggans, author of the book "Race Baiter - How The Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation," on the role of media when it comes to this case.