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If there's no such thing as bad press, is the media playing into the far right's hands?

A videographer gathers footage in a crowd.
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A videographer gathers footage in a crowd.

As with many demonstrations post-Charlottesville, last weekend's Unite The Right gathering drew more counter-protesters than far right individuals. But you wouldn't have known that from the media coverage leading up to the event, which Brian Edwards-Tiekert says is a problem.

The journalist and co-host of UpFront on KPFA in Berkeley says that media coverage may be playing into the alt-right's hands. He has some suggestions for how journalists can more responsibly cover these movements at a time when protests show no signs of slowing their rise.

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