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Media Roundtable: The Deadly Mass Shooting in El Paso & The Surge In White Supremacist Violence

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Demonstrators hold a sign as the motorcade carrying President Donald Trump departs a joint operations center after meeting with first responders after the El Paso mass shooting, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the horrific massacre in El Paso, Texas. The LA Times’ Esmeralda Bermudez will talk about the impact of this unspeakable tragedy on the Latino community.

Reveal’s Will Carless and the Guardian’s Jason Wilson will discuss the role of the media in covering the rise of white supremacist terrorism and extremism here in the US and around the globe.

Guests:

Will Carless, correspondent for Reveal covering extremism

Jason Wilson, writer and columnist for The Guardian

Esmeralda Bermudez, staff writer for The Los Angeles Times

Web Resources:

The Guardian: 'White power ideology': why El Paso is part of a growing global threat

Reveal: American cops have openly engaged in Islamophobia on Facebook, with no penalties

Los Angeles Times: For Latinos, El Paso is a devastating new low in a Trump era