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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 
22nd-Nov-2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I'm on a trip and thus away from my DVR, so I was flipping through channels this morning as I was getting ready.

I left it on Fox News for just a couple of minutes out of masochistic curiousity. And I was offended on so many levels that I think I pulled something from letting my jaw free-fall.
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