While few may be surprised at the results of this study, the objective seems to be to actually document what is suspected. But in an age of the inverted pyramid, is such documentation still required and does it hold as much weight? Indeed, the fact that the commenters already seem to be aware of the findings could be one of the contributing factors to Pew Research Center's research that shows that 39% of videos viewed are news-related and many times feature footage captured by citizens. Watch for further non-traditional methods of reporting to be embraced as time moves ahead.
The hosts of "The Rush Limbaugh Show," "The Sean Hannity Show," "The Glenn Beck Program," The Savage Nation" and "The John and Ken Show” promote hate speech, according to a National Hispanic Media Coalition and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center study. It concludes that guests and hosts, as well as the topics, in certain radio talk tremendously focused negatively on minority groups. According to the study, using hateful rhetoric, hosts have cast immigrants as disease ridden, equated pro-immigrant organizations with neo-Nazis, called Islam an "evil religion," claimed the Obama administration is promoting "race riots" and made fun of the ethnicity of Asian-American politicians. Thoughts by "post-racial" America?
They can't possibly be shocked by discovering this. Listen to any one of these … radio shows … and you'll hear the … host complain about any American who isn't rich, white, and willing to agree with them on everything.
It makes about as much sense to call radio broadcasting “social networks” as it would be to call television broadcasting the same. .... Also, no “social network” requires an FCC License as radio broadcasters do. That right there is the single most important thing about what these political radio broadcasters are doing, they are not “tweeting” or “texting.” …
Those who say this is not true are usually white. … I have listened, or tried to listen to talk radio. The racial topics that are raised, and they are brought up frequently because race = ratings, always lead to heavy very passionate calls from both sides of the spectrum. … Of course the non-minority community will never understand. They have not been discriminated based on stereotypes due to their race. …
First of all, this phenom actually seems to be a swinging back of the pendulum. Certainly before the country was "founded", the Native Americans (people of color) were the majority. And much later, a large part of the southwest of the US was inhabited by people who we now term Hispanics. Second, given this shift the conversation about a "post-racial" America will become more and more ridiculous. What is really happening is that we are all figuring out new worlds, new demos and new values and perhaps a new concept of race/cateogrization, overall. One thing is certain, watch for more and varied seats at the table to be demanded as time goes on given what is now the new "majority." But the real question is, given the new status, do you think white people will now have trouble getting a cab? LOL
Big media buzz today over the latest Census Bureau stats which show for that first time in U.S. history that white births are in the majority. Hispanics, Blacks and mixed races are said to be creating a new hue in the country. The general population weighs in with comments.
I saw this story as soon as I woke up...flipping through stories on my phone... I knew there would be a few wingnuts upset about this, but I seriously thought that no one but the KKK would really care. How wrong was I.