The IFC Media Project

Episode 101: Taboos In News

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 1  | 
  • Aired: 11/18/2008
    • Length: 26:12
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

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.

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