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5.0 out of 5 stars Kitty kills the fox!
If you have seen Robert Greenwald's riveting 2004 documentary of the same name, you will want to read this equally fascinating book by noted political analyst Alexandra Kitty. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with ex-Fox news producers, reporters, and writers, it exposes how employees were told to distort the news to fit a right-wing point of view or risk dismissal, and...
Published on 12 July 2011 by Kevin 'Bionic' Jones

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1.0 out of 5 stars Exaggeratedly partial, badly written and superficial
I'm no lover of Fox News Corp, nor of Rupert Murdoch's organisation in general; that's probably why I bought this book (!). But I was extremely disappointed in it right from the start, and largely skim-read the second half.

It's full of ridiculously partial anecdotes and tidbits of information about individual Fox programmes and presenters, but apart from...
Published on 25 May 2011 by belfaster


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5.0 out of 5 stars Kitty kills the fox!, 12 July 2011
This review is from: Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Paperback)
If you have seen Robert Greenwald's riveting 2004 documentary of the same name, you will want to read this equally fascinating book by noted political analyst Alexandra Kitty. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with ex-Fox news producers, reporters, and writers, it exposes how employees were told to distort the news to fit a right-wing point of view or risk dismissal, and how guests, such as Iraq war protestor Jeremy Glick, was invited onto the channel only to be bullied on air.

The book fleshes out what we saw on screen, producing a frightening picture of what can happen when too much media power is put in the hands of one man. As I write this, Murdoch's empire is being shaken to its core by the biggest scandal since Watergate - not before time either! Should you be tempted to feel sorry for him, read this. Also buy the documentary. They complement each other perfectly.

A friend of mine recently suggested that a Murdoch-type character should be the next Bond villain. He looked amazed when I told him this had already happened - 1997's excellent 'Tomorrow Never Dies'!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Exaggeratedly partial, badly written and superficial, 25 May 2011
This review is from: Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Paperback)
I'm no lover of Fox News Corp, nor of Rupert Murdoch's organisation in general; that's probably why I bought this book (!). But I was extremely disappointed in it right from the start, and largely skim-read the second half.

It's full of ridiculously partial anecdotes and tidbits of information about individual Fox programmes and presenters, but apart from quotes from program transcripts and a few internal emails there is almost no supporting evidence to back up its claims. It's also laid out in a most confusing fashion, and is delivered in a breathless style which is quite inappropriate to an exposé of this kind.

I fear this book has done its own cause some harm.
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