'"Rants & Retorts" Author Anita M. Samuels on NYC's 'Media Watch''

Syllable Media.blogspot.com, December 5, 2016

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Author Anita M. Samuels, the guest on Wanda Sabir's,'Wanda's Picks' 
Friday, April 7, 2017, 11 am ET/8amPT
Anonymous hate plagues the internet,
Minnesota Spokane-Recorder,
​MSR Online.com,


May 25, 2017
Author Anita M. Samuels, the guest on 900AM WURD,  'Reality Check'
Hosted by Charles Ellison
March 29, 2017 5:30pm

Copyright @ Anita Samuels. All rights reserved. 2016

'Rants and Retorts- A Commentary on Internet Discourse'
Polite on Society, March 9, 2017

'Comments aren’t going away,” Samuels said. “You have to decide for yourself if you’re going to engage with the trolls. Pick your battles wisely and think about how you engage online and make sure you’re not adding to the negativity.' 
– from BOOK CORNER: Veteran journalist tackles internet trolls in new book, Marissa Wells, Los Angeles Wave
'Rants & Retorts Author Talk on Racism & Bigotry in Online News Commentary'

​Borough of Manhattan Community College, CETLS, the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship,
December 5, 2016

'Richard Prince's Book Notes, Part 2'

Richard Prince's Journal-isms/The Root,
​December 23, 2016 

'Samuels told MSR in a recent phone interview that she began examining online racist comments as early as 2008. “These were not mere differences of opinion when stories had to do with African Americans,” she pointed out. “Those writings often attacked the entire Black race.'
- Anonymous hate plagues the internet, Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder


'I'm all for shutting it down," said Anita M. Samuels, author of the book Rants & Retorts: How Bigots Got a Monopoly on Commenting About News Online. "I understand the tenets of free speech, but it's gotten so out of hand.'
- from “Can we make comment sections great again?” William Bender, philly.com
'I wanted to give a first-person view of how this affects people and how it affected me. Because if you read enough of it, it will affect you, even if you don’t want it to,” said Samuels, who was at the Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose last Saturday, for a discussion and book-signing.'
- from New book, tracks hate on the web, Carmen Rios-Nunez, motthavenherald.com
'Chronicling of Racist Rants'
New York Daily News, Jared Mcallister's "Caribbean",
November 24, 2016
BOOK CORNER: Veteran journalist tackles internet trolls in a new book, Los Angeles, 
June 9, 2017 ​
Author Anita M. Samuels, the guest on:  'Make it Plain,'
Sirius XM Radio hosted by Matsimela Mapfumo Mark Thompson
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:35 am
NEWSONE.com, 'Online Trolls' Special Obsession ​With Black Women Needs To Stop' 
April 12, 2017​
'Can We Make Comments Sections Great Again?'
by William Bender
Philly.com, December 10, 2016
'…Observing comments in general, Samuels picked up on patterns in online behavior. Instead of commenting to add to a conversation, most do so just to get a reaction. People just let the vitriol fly in ways that would not be wise to allow in person and face to face. Connecting how the online cesspool has spilled over into our political discourse, she points out how unfiltered and unwise our current president is. “President Trump is like a walking, talking comments section”, said Samuels.'
– from Rants and Retorts – A Commentary on Internet Discourse,
​Marc W. Polite – Polite On Society


Online comments degrading Black women are all too common and certainly not new. As the author of Rants & Retorts: How Bigots Got a Monopoly on Commenting About News Online, the initial words from O’Reilly and Spicer, and the subsequent offensive comments, are, unfortunately, familiar to me. The verbal attacks on the women, who were overtly disrespected while performing their duties in high-profile jobs, quickly became fuel for the purveyors of hate speech against African Americans on mainstream online websites and social media.
- Anita M. Samuels, OP-ED: Online Trolls’ Special Obsession with Black Women Needs to Stop, newsone.com
'Reggae Calling's 'Female Focus'

Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music/CPR Live, 
​December 10, 2016