Coloring the News
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.
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
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Tamar Jacoby Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
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