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ERIC Number: ED318050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Media Access and the Radical Right: Public Access to "Race and Reason."
Rendahl, Stephen
Tom Metzger and his white supremacist movement, the White Aryan Resistance, attempt to build support with working class whites and youth to create white working class solidarity and racial separation. Metzger uses videotapes as one of the methods of bringing his racist and conspiratorial message to his audience. One such vehicle is "Race and Reason," his long-running show (created specifically to be shown on public access cable channels) dedicated to the purity of the White race. Metzger claims that a conspiracy controls the media, that he is denied access to the media, and that access to the media equals control of the listeners. This "repression" then is used to justify the movement's small following, to solidify support, and to justify violence. In Kansas City (Missouri), an application to place "Race and Reason" on the public access channel was met with considerable and protracted controversy and back-and-forth maneuvering, both in and out of the courts. (Fourteen references are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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