Outfoxed Robert Greenwald, 2004, 78 min. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism takes a long, hard look at the Fox News Channel and its owner Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. Outfoxed argues this pervasive bias contradicts the channel's claim of being "Fair and Balanced," and that Fox News has been engaging in what amounts to consumer fraud. This film also deconstructs instances where Fox News commentators such as Bill O'Reilly attempt to intimidate guests with whom they disagree, such as author and activist Jeremy M. Glick. This film's analysis is even more urgent and timely than ever considering recent events surrounding Murdoch and his empire on the other side of the pond in London.
Q&A with Jeremy M. Glick following screening
Jeremy M. Glick tragically lost his father, a Port Authority worker, in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Time Magazine calls Bill O'Reilly's interview with Glick one of the top 10 celebrity meltdowns of all time, which is certainly one way of looking at it. Jeremy has a PhD from Rutgers University in English, is an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and is currently writing a book on the Haitian Revolution. He is the co-author of Another World is Possible.
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