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Monday, August 16, 2004

Outfoxed in Mindjack
Jesse Walker reviews the much talked about Outfoxed in the new Mindjack.
But the biggest problem with the movie is its message. "My criticism of Fox News isn't that it's a conservative channel," the leftist media critic Jeff Cohen declares at one point. "It's the consumer fraud of 'fair and balanced.'" The filmmakers seem to believe that the great American hordes take Fox's "fair and balanced" slogan at face value. In the DVD's behind-the-scenes featurette, a woman involved with the production says that "watching Fox...has totally convinced me that the media is owned by these people and they're brainwashing the American public." It's much more likely, though, that the only people who believe Fox is unbiased are those who already share its biases. The rest of us wouldn't be surprised if Brit Hume's job was elevated to a cabinet-level position.
Full review here.
:: posted by Donald Melanson, 8/16/2004 Comments (0)
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