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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: October 13, 2016
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Guardian News and Media Limited
Author(s): Sarah Smarsh
Newspaper: The Guardian
Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong
As with many other parts of the 2016 US Presidential Election season, broad sweeping generalizations are being used in painting portions of the American public as “red” or “blue”. More so than in past campaigns these color-codes reflect more than political affiliations and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh urges journalists to more critically examine the narratives they are spinning around the question of who is supporting each candidate.
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