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Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | | Documentary | 13 July 2004 (USA)
Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

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Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

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Outfoxed: La guerre de Rupert Murdoch contre le journalisme  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$78,054 (USA) (6 August 2004)

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$237,277 (USA) (20 August 2004)
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Trivia

Certain Murdoch-owned newspapers in Australia refused to run ads for theatrical screenings of the film claiming that the ads were "offensive". The newspapers were not satisfied with the ads until they were pared down to the bare title of the film (without the tagline "Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism"), the name of the theatre and the session time(s) with no accompanying artwork. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Glick: The executive producer and the assistant encouraged me to leave the building because they were quote "concerned that if O'Reilly ran into me in the hallway, he would end up in jail!"
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Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 February 2008 (2008) See more »

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Dirty Laundry
Written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar
Performed by Don Henley
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Fox "News" - in breach of the Trade descriptions act
4 January 2005 | by (Dublin Ireland) – See all my reviews

This documentary confirmed my worst suspicions about Fox "News". As a European in the US I was shocked to watch biased, unresearched vitriol spew out of a channel which then sanctimoniously called itself a news channel. The documentary shows employee after employee confirm what most in the industry already know. Interference with news content, selection and misrepresentation of news content, presentation of opinion as news content. Murdoch makes Citizen Kane look like a saint. Unfortunately, this is not a movie, it is for real. It is not much of a democracy when one man (Rupert Murdoch) can decide the presidency of the United States. (And he not even a US native).


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