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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.
Comments 
20th-Nov-2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
I think the only people this would actually be a surprise to is actual Faux News viewers - of course, they're the ones most likely to deny it or get defensive about it too, so it's really a no-win situation. There's a reason peple who watch Fox choose it. They don't want fair/balance/news, they want to be bobbleheads/parrots/dittoheads with something to nod at.
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