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Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 101: Taboos In News

Aired Unknown Nov 18, 2008 on TELETOON
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Episode 101: Taboos In News
News program. Gideon Yago hosts. This episode examines specific media obsessions as well as off-limit topics in news reporting. First it follows Larry Garrison, the producer-broker of abducted white girl stories, as he goes about generating a media frenzy around a small handful of such cases. The show also looks at how the pro-Israel lobby influences the narrative in press coverage of Israel and US-Israel relations. "Media Encyclopedia" examines the uses of the word "Allegedly", features a "News Junkie" animated piece on ethnicity in the news, and an interview with Tucker Carlson.moreless

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