Gingrich's Strategy: Racism

In an excerpt from Take this Hammer (1963), James Baldwin speaks pointedly and thoughtfully about “Who is the Nigger?” In this explication of the racial slur now rendered taboo, Baldwin explains: “What you say about somebody else, anybody else, reveals you.” His examination asks his listeners to turn the racism and demonizing of people positioned […]

Is the Media Being Vigilant Enough in Covering the Oil Spill?

By Guest Blogger Anthony DiMaggio A new Pew Research Center poll finds strong public support for media in its coverage of the gulf oil crisis.  Sixty-seven percent of respondents report having “a lot” or “some” confidence in “news organizations” in their reporting on the oil crisis.  This is significantly higher than those displaying “a lot” […]