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native sun book two : flight

How do the newspaper articles in this section book two flight (end) reinforce the theme that the media can create and distort reality?

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Wright presents a highly critical portrait of the news media, the private investigators and police detectives. Britten, a private investigator, is a parody of both "private eyes" and insular, racist thinkers. The news media sensationalizes the crime and implies Bigger's guilt based on his race.