Long before “fake news” became the calling card of the right, Americans had lost faith in their news media. But lately the feeling that something is off has become impossible to ignore. Mainstream news is not just liberal anymore; it’s woke. Today’s newsrooms are propagating radical ideas that were fringe as recently as a decade ago, including anti-racism, intersectionality, open borders, anti-Zionism, and critical race theory. How – and why – did this happen? In Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy, Batya Ungar-Sargon reveals how American journalism underwent a status revolution over the twentieth century, as journalists shifted their focus away from the working class and towards the concerns of their affluent, highly educated peers. But the moral panic around race, encouraged by today’s elite newsrooms, does nothing but consolidate the power of liberal elites and protect their own economic interests. In the process, the media has abandoned the working class and undermined American democracy. Bad News explains how this happened, why it happened, and the dangers posed by this development if it continues unchecked.
Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2020
Jewish literature inspires, enriches, and educates the community.
Help support the Jewish Book Council.