Eoin Higgins

Eoin Higgins

Eoin Higgins is a journalist and historian from Western Massachusetts. You can find more of his work at eoinhiggins.com. Follow him on twitter: @EoinHiggins_

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump
When Stephen Colbert introduced a surprise guest at the end of his Emmys opening monologue on Sunday night, the audience didn’t seem to expect to see former Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer. The Late Night host shocked most of the crowd— Veep actress Anna Chlumsky was particularly...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Fox News Going All-In on Trump in the New Era
On January 19, 2009—the day before Barack Obama was sworn in as president— Fox News aired the first episode of Glenn Beck . Obama was a polished representative of the multicultural values that the conservative movement had fought to defeat for decades, and Beck was the perfect expression of right-...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
When Media Learned Killer’s Ethnicity, Then They Knew to Call It ‘Terrorism’
News coverage over the past 48 hours of the Orlando nightclub attacks has shown how corporate media use specific vocabulary to manipulate public perceptions and perpetuate harmful stereotypes and xenophobia. In the early hours of June 12, as reports poured in about a shooting at a gay nightclub in...
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