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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. | Add synopsis »
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Roger Ailes ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Alterman ... Interviewee

Christiane Amanpour ... Herself (archive footage)

Harry Belafonte ... Himself (archive footage)
David Brock ... Interviewee

Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Carl Cameron ... Himself (archive footage)

George Carlin ... Himself (archive footage)
Neil Cavuto ... Himself (archive footage)
Douglas Cheek ... Narrator
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Clarke ... Himself
Jeff Cohen ... Interviewee
Alan Colmes ... Himself (archive footage)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Laurie Dhue ... Herself (archive footage)
Steve Doocy ... Himself (archive footage)
Jon Du Pre ... Himself
Susan Estrich ... Herself (archive footage)

Al Franken ... Himself (also archive footage)

Newt Gingrich ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeremy Glick ... Himself (also archive footage)
Sean Hannity ... Himself (archive footage)
Brit Hume ... Himself (archive footage)
Molly Ivins ... Herself (archive footage)

Peter Jennings ... Himself (archive footage)
Ted Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

John Kerry ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Kilmeade ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Malloy ... Himself (archive footage)

Rupert Murdoch ... Himself (archive footage)
John Nichols ... Himself

Bill O'Reilly ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)

Condoleezza Rice ... Herself (archive footage)

Geraldo Rivera ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Sheen ... Himself (archive footage)
Shepard Smith ... Himself (archive footage)

Jon Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)
Cal Thomas ... Himself (archive footage)
Greta Van Susteren ... Herself (archive footage)
Linda Vester ... Herself (archive footage)
Av Westin ... Himself
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Directed by
Robert Greenwald 
 
Produced by
Laurel Busby .... co-producer
Jim Gilliam .... co-producer
Robert Greenwald .... producer
Kathryn McArdle .... co-producer
Devin Smith .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nicholas O'Toole 
 
Cinematography by
James Curry 
Will Miller 
Glen Pearcy 
Richard Ray Perez  (as Richard Pérez)
Luke Riffle 
Bob Sullivan 
 
Film Editing by
Jane Pia Abramowitz 
Jovan Bell 
Douglas Cheek 
Chris M. Gordon 
Erin Kelly 
Monica Kowalski 
Hannah Williams 
 
Production Management
Jason Christopher Mercer .... post-production manager (as Jason Ajax Mercer)
 
Art Department
Ernesto Matamoros .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
David Hutten .... sound
Mark Jasper .... sound editor
Eugene E. Thompson .... sound mixer
Chris Winston .... post-production sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Joachim Blunck .... colorist
 
Music Department
Assen Stoyanov .... music score mixer
 
Other crew
Nancy Anton .... researcher
Christina Bradley .... researcher
Ellen Brodsky .... researcher
Judy Daubenmier .... researcher
Chris Herrmann .... researcher
Melanie Killinger-Vowell .... researcher
Eleanor White .... researcher
Deborah Yesner .... researcher
 

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75 min | USA:78 min | Argentina:88 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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45 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Caution: this review is written by an Australian who's never actually watched Fox News. But, hey, wasn't the big R Australian once?, 17 December 2004
Author: Colette Corr from Melbourne, Australia

When I was at university, it was the left-wing politicians who spun the best propaganda. They wore cooler clothes, had better slogans and made up bright snappy posters satirising 1950s domesticity (in itself a form of propaganda). But if 1967 film The Battle of Algiers is a training manual for terrorists, consider Outfoxed, the new documentary about Rupert Murdoch's Fox News cable channel, a how to for right-wing misinformation.

Rupert Murdoch is up-front about his goals for Fox – America's most watched cable network – to promote conservative values. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism demonstrates just how fundamentally this distorts the truth, misinforms the public and compromises the integrity of any journalist employed by Fox news. Government surveys show that of all news consumers, Fox viewers had the most inaccurate perceptions of the truth – for example one-third of them believed that weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.

Fox's slogans include "Fox News – Fair and Balanced" and "We Report – You Decide". Does the second one remind you of anything? That's right, the ABC's CNNNN, who more accurately transformed the slogan into "We Report – You Believe". I never realised that CNNNN's Firth Factor had a real-life counterpart, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, and was nauseated by Bill O'Reilly. He's the most biased and aggressive shock jock I could envisage, who disrespects the truth and annihilates any guest who dares disagree with him. In comparison, Jeff Kennett in his heyday was as innocuous as a little fluffy kitten. In the US, most Fox viewers wouldn't even understand that CNNNN is a comedy.

Outfoxed is an argumentative essay rather than an impartial examination of the truth, but considering the propaganda machine it's taking on, how could it be otherwise? What's so impressive about this film is its pace. In a rapid-fire 77 minutes, filmmaker Robert Greenwald interviews dozens of former Fox employees, media analysts, and intersperses it with Fox footage to prove his points. Not only is the film jaw dropping, but it's as entertaining and shocking as anything the Fox behemoth could pump out. It made me cry. *****/***** stars.

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