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Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism -- Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news.


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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

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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On 18 July 2004, a network of "house parties" premiered this film on DVD throughout the USA. The screenings were synchronized to begin at 9:20 PM Eastern time, and afterwards, a two-way communications link via computer was used to voice opinions and interview several of the people involved in the documentary's production.See more »
Bill O'Reilly:[after interviewing Jeremy Glick] This is our house here. If somebody comes to your house and begins spitting on the floor, you'd remove them!See more »
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27 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Low on budget and style but high on information and impact, 6 November 2004
Author: FilmOtaku ( from Milwaukee, WI

'Outfoxed', directed by Robert Greenwald is a documentary examining the institution known as the Fox News Channel, a cable news network that is as fierce in its conservative agenda as it is about denying said agenda. Greenwald dissects the channel and disproves their credo 'Fair and Balanced' with interviews by former Fox News employees, media watchdog groups, anonymous sources and plenty of Fox's own footage. Through these various sources, Greenwald aims to prove that the obvious conservative slant that poses as 'fair and balanced' is the king of the mountain on a dangerous slippery-slope.

In 'Outfoxed', Greenwald more than backs up his assertion, and is able to do it with an obviously low budget. (You have to love the Power Point-esque captions and scene breaks) But the most compelling aspects of the documentary are the interviews and footage itself. Because of the near-dictatorship status of its owner, Rupert Murdoch, there is an obvious sense of danger surrounding the former employees who appear on camera; because it is clear that their current jobs could be in danger just for speaking out about the proceedings at the channel. This fear is most exemplified by the three former employees who not only refuse to talk on camera, but won't talk unless their voices are obscured as well. Probably the best coup was getting veteran journalist Walter Conkrite to speak out on the subject, because even his brief time on the screen lends a definite air of respectability and trueness to the subject. Of course, the footage is amazing, particularly the pieces on Bill O'Reilly. Not having seen Fox News (I chose to ignore it in the past) I knew he was a blowhard by reputation only, but watching the way he treats his guests was enough to make my blood boil.

The film 'Outfoxed' was made with the help of various grass-roots organizations; one of them being, and the last ten minutes of the film examines what the average outraged viewer can do to take action against this kind of dirty journalism. Without seeing the film, one could construe this as an unnecessary addition, or a 'bleeding heart liberal' moment, but once one looks at the ramifications of the actions of the network, particularly in this fairly precarious political climate we exist in today, I very firmly feel that the call to action was not only warranted but necessary. I watched the film twice in one afternoon because, after being completely outraged the first time, I had to take it and show it to my boyfriend a couple of hours later. While there were times I was so aghast at the lies and dirty journalism I laughed, the truth is that this subject is anything but funny, and 'Outfoxed' is a good, (and short) documentary that should be watched, particularly by Fox News Channel viewers. 7/10.


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