Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism


November's US elections precipitated a flurry of anti-Bush, anti-war and anti-capitalism documentaries, none of which made a bit of difference to the eventual result. Still, Robert Greenwald's diatribe against Rupert Murdoch's rightwing Fox News network should be required viewing for anyone who still thinks free speech and journalistic integrity are worth fighting for.

Meticulously detailing examples of Fox's biased coverage and its pundits' partisan behaviour, Greenwald exposes the station's "fair and balanced" motto for the sick joke it is. If there's a flaw, it's the failure to make Fox's case illustrative of a wider malaise in broadcasting. Where's Michael Moore when you need him?

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