Monday, December 22, 2014

Outfoxed • Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism • FULL DOCUMENTARY




The film charts the rise of Fox News, outlining the marketing-based techniques that make the channel such “compelling” viewing — the “Fox News Alert,” the blurring of journalism and commentary, and the deceptive use of the chyron, i.e. the lower third of the viewing area on a typical television screen.

In addition to that, the film also reviews Fox New’s coverage both of the 2000 presidential election and the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, demonstrating how the network successfully established the talking points used by those in the so-called “liberal media.”

Watch Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism in its entirety via Brave New Films.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, Ken...like Fox or hate Fox, the same documentary could be made (and probably has) on the same war on journalism from the other side. Obviously, whoever made this had an agenda...just as someone making the same film about CNN would have an agenda. Point being: if you love Fox, it doesn't matter, and if you hate Fox, it also doesn't matter. This is a line in the sand that has been drawn, and it's not likely to change anyone's mind on either side of the aisle.

    Too bad that they didn't spend their energy on people like Al Sharpton who are racial dividers, not anything like the uniter that MLK was.

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    1. Dennis:
      Thanks for your comment. As much as I would like to agree with you, I can’t.
      Independent studies have repeatedly shown that those who list Fox as their primary source of information are among the most poorly informed. See for example Where’s Joe Friday When We Need Him? and Faux News Redux.

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