Thursday, October 20, 2005

Fox News Smackdown

Fox News is the WWE of TV News

There are innumerable anecdotes that could be presented here to make this case, but "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism," a brilliant documentary by director Robert Greenwald, does a wonderful job at chronicling how the network misrepresents facts, manufactures terror and slanders liberals and adulates the President, all with the sole purpose of advancing its right-wing agenda. The film uncovers daily internal memos that outline conservative talking points, nonconformists that are threatened with their jobs and correspondents that often do not even pretend to be impartial.

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) correctly accused Fox News of being "an adjunct of the Republican Party." As far as journalism is concerned, it is difficult to avoid remarking the obvious: that it is fake.

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