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Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism [Import]
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The documentary includes many interviews from former FOX television employees--some left, some were sacked, and some were eased out. But they all have the same story--participate in the party line, or you're out. Internal FOX memos are shown detailing how presenters are prompted to play up certain events and kill other stories. Various media watchdogs also appear--including Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy on Reporting (FAIR)--and these interviewees analyze the techniques FOX applies to its programming. And these techniques range from dirty (smear campaigns), nasty, hate mongering, and intimidation (Bill O'Reilly) to downright tricky. One of the best portions of the film shows O'Reilly 'interviewing' Jeremy Glick, the son of a man killed on 9-11. When Glick dares to voice an opinion, O'Reilly rudely shouts down his guest, and then subsequent footage show how the guest's comments were horribly distorted over an 11-month period.
According to the film, FOX news has its share in the responsibility of the fear mongering that took place in the build-up to the war. As part of a concerted Strategy of Tension, FOX hyped fears. After watching some of the footage, I was surprised the news presenters didn't sink to wearing gas masks while on air.Read more ›
Tom Hicks purchased the Texas Rangers from George W. Bush and other investors for $250 million. From an initial investment of $600,000 George W. profited $14.9 million on the transaction.
On January 22, 2001, President Bush designates Michael Powell, son of Secretary of State Colin Powell as Chairman of the FCC.
Tom Hicks then becomes Vice Chairman of Clear Channel Radio.
On June 2nd, 2003, FCC Chairman Michael Powell voted to loosen media ownership rules.
Clear Channel goes from owning 36 radio stations (two below the legal limit at the time) to over 1200!
Now, you know what this means, right?
If one media corporation owns more and more of the market, we the public get a narrower news perspecive. How are we as citizens supposed to make up our own mind when we're not given all sides of the story?
You should try following un-biased news station period. I watch FoxNews all the time at work and I am amazed at how suppress the liberal perspective all the time. You deny it, it's completely true.
FoxNews - it would be laughable only if it weren't so dangerous!
Most recent customer reviews
While I already knew a fair bit about the shady coverage Fox News engages in this documentary had bits of information I hadn't heard before. Read morePublished on May 25 2014 by Dexter
I was disappointed by this film. Liberal activists (much like conservative activists) have an annoying penchant in these types of exposes/critiques to preach to the choir, ignore... Read morePublished on March 7 2006 by SRM
The only caveat to this dvd is it is not segmented into scenes so watching it is like watching a vhs tape without even the possibility of fast forwarding. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2004 by lanoie
I ordered this movie because I believe that The Fox News Channel is doing a great disservice to America by preaching fair and balanced news. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Mike Coone
I saw this at a moveon.org event in California. It's obvious this film is of the preaching-to-the-choir type. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by P. G Lee
This guy is just as bad if not worse than Michael Moore when it comes to unfair editing and context. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
To the last reviewer, my wife's a physician, and she tells me that Zyprexa is very effective in treating the paranoid schizophrenia which obviously afflicts you. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
I watched this last night, and really enjoyed what I saw. The director dissected Fox News on several points, showing the network's bias in favor of the Republican Party. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by S. Farnum
A study was done last fall where people were asked three questions: (1) Do you believe evidence was found linking Iraq to Sept. 11? Read morePublished on July 19 2004