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Poking Holes In Fox News’ Mythology of Objectivity 
20th-Nov-2007 08:38 am
A myth in the unmaking

Fox News's status as a politically impartial channel is at last being exposed as a fiction

Michael Tomasky
Monday November 19, 2007
The Guardian
Britons may be familiar with Rupert Murdoch, but I don't think the UK has a beast quite like the American Fox News Channel. Celebrating its 11th year on the air, Fox is a breathtaking institution. It is a lock, stock and barrel servant of the Republican party, devoted first and foremost to electing Republicans and defeating Democrats; it's even run by a man, Roger Ailes, who helped elect Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior to the presidency. And yet, because it minimally adheres to certain superficial conventions, it can masquerade as a "news" outfit and enjoy all the rights that accrue to that.
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20th-Nov-2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
As someone who had studied Journalism, hearing people actually being serious about the news part in fox news, makes me cringe. It pisses me off because all the ideas of journalism, such as I was taught, were thrown by the wayside. What is even more annoying, is that when I point out that fox news is complete crap, people insist I don't know what I am talking about!

How could anyone, anyone, take it seriously?

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