Book Discussion on Coloring the News

Mr. McGowan talked about his book, Coloring the News: How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism, published by… read more

Mr. McGowan talked about his book, Coloring the News: How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism, published by Encounter Books. He said that multicultural journalism has been overtaken by political correctness, contending that the coverage of stories involving race, gay rights, feminism, affirmative action and immigration is often slanted. He argued that editors ignore topics worthy of coverage because of their liberal ideologies and their fear of offending particular groups. He talked about cases in which attempts to accommodate minorities and minority viewpoints have become double standards that favor the “oppressed” groups. After his presentation he answered questions. 

Mr. McGowan is currently a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and has reported for Newsweek and the BBC and has written for several national publications. Mr. McGowan is also the author of Only Man is Vile: The Tragedy of Sri Lanka. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Coloring the News

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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 6, 2002
Last Aired:
Feb 10, 2002

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  • Jan 06, 2002 | 9:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 06, 2002 | 10:09pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 07, 2002 | 7:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 2002 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 2002 | 4:09pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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