Outfoxed ist ein politischer Dokumentarfilm von Robert Greenwald über den US-TV-Sender Fox News. Der Film gibt einen Einblick in das Innenleben des TV-Kanals und beschreibt wie konsequent die konservative politische Agenda seines Eigners Ruppert Murdoch verfolgt wird. Die Filmemacher hatten Zugang zu internen Memos auf denen inhaltliche Weisungen zur Interpretation von Nachrichten gegeben werden («Do not turn this into Watergate»).
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. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public’s right to know.»
NY Times: How to Make a Guerrilla Documentary
«The most stinging blow that Outfoxed delivers to Fox’s ‹fair and balanced› claim comes in a segment of the film on the daily memos apparently sent to the entire Fox news operation by John Moody, Fox News’s senior vice president for news and editorial. The memos, which Greenwald says were provided by two unnamed employees at the network, set the agenda for how events will be covered. One memo, thought to have been circulated at Fox in April, instructs employees how to report on the increasing number of American fatalities in Iraq: ‹Do not fall into the easy trap of mourning the loss of U.S. lives,› it reads.»
Lawrence Lessig: outfoxed
«As the Times article describes, Greenwald’s style for distributing documentaries may be the beginning of something new — political criticism, using interviews and clips, making a strong political point, distributed through DVDs and political action groups.»
Washington Post: Too Late to Comment?
«So will Fox sue Greenwald over the film? ‹People steal our footage all the time,› says Dianne Brandi, Fox News’s vice president for legal affairs. ‹We generally sort of look the other way.›»
Ein FoxNews-Watchblog: News Hounds
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