Why Fox News Is Un-American

That Rupert Murdoch may tilt the news rightward more for commercial than ideological reasons is beside the point. What matters is the way that Fox's model has invaded the bloodstream of the American media. By showing that ideologically distorted news can drive ratings, Ailes has provoked his rivals at CNN and MSNBC to develop a variety of populist and ideological takes on the news. In this way, Fox hasn't just corrupted its own coverage. Its example has ... Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala - via MuckRack, Nicholas Kristof, Jay Rosen, Memeorandum, Newsweek

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Jim Lang
3.7
by Jim Lang - Oct. 18, 2009

I have a mixed opinion regarding this opinion piece. In making its case it presents little evidence but rather relies on the readers' experience. As a consequence, it resonates with me, one who has abandoned cable news, but it is unlikely to sway the opinion of the avid Fox News watcher. The reference to the politicized journalism model of other Western countries is interesting.

The Australian-British-continental model of politicized media that Murdoch has applied at Fox is un-American, so much so that he has little choice but go on denying what he’s doing as he does it.

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