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Could have been a bit less bitter & twisted!By John Want from Caerphilly , 25 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I was looking forward to seeing this as I love a bit of conspiracy and controversey. It turns out that this is an interesting documentary only let down by the relentless single message portrayed and the repetitive nature of the discussions.
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Only a few years left for the ageing mafia bossBy JeffW (15 reviews) , 04 Jun 2012A fine, fine documentary.
Very good footage.
And the internal memos at Fox eerily sinister.
Wasn't too keen on the soft music at the end. Kind of dampened the whole viewing experience giving it a slightly smaltzy finale when it fact we should be going toe to toe with these bull**itters.
Certainly highlighted the despicable nature of Bill O'Reilly and his one-dimensional stable. The 'Some might say...' crass journalism of people without a soul.
I just don't see enough people ready to take a stand against Murdoch and his anti-intellectualism to have real hope. Too many people ground down by vacuous jobs, women reading their futile celebrity magazines. Too many dopes willing to buy his trash.
And let's be clear what those publications, internet, film & TV channels are: 20th Century Fox; Fox TV; BSkyB; The Sun; The Times; New York Post; Wall Street Journal; Dow Jones Newswire; HarperCollins.
Take a principled stand anyone?
I'd like to see an updated version of thisBy Chantal (1125 reviews) from London , 23 Jul 2010Interesting and it pretty much confirms what everyone think of them.
It's sad that Fox News viewers take for granted that what they see is true..
Int nhe land of free speech the only solution is to watch other channels but to be honest they may have millions of channels in the US they all pretty much only focus on US news so that doesn't help openning minds.
Doesn't quite do justice to exactly how horrible Fox News is!By ELOSOSABIO (26 reviews) from England , 16 Nov 2009The focus of this documentary is to criticise the lies, the misrepresentations, and the clear political bias of Fox News, the biggest news corporation in the U.S.A. today. It convinces the viewer that Fox's claim to be 'Fair and Balanced' is false advertisement - of which there is absolutely no doubt.
Some reviews have criticised the documentary itself for being too liberal. In fact, the message of the film is to encourage viewers to be critical, and to avoid simply taking what Fox says as the gospel truth.
If you are open-minded enough to watch this, and understand the issues underlined within, then I commend you, and hope that you will remain critical of both news corporations and politicians.
Essential viewing!By BKieser (38 reviews) from Brampton , 29 Aug 2009This is a brilliantly made, well documented, well presented documentary exposing the what many online are now calling 'Faux News' - Fox news, the Murdoch empire's lynch pin of control over the news and public opinions of the American public.
Faux News has been used with devastating effect by the ultra right wing Murdoch clan and was credited for ushering Bush into power in 2000 and the start of the long dark chapter of WMD, invasions, torture, erosion of freedom and the radicalistion of not just the Muslim world, but the US and its allies.
The ultra right wing's march of 'intelligent design', the cancelling of the anti-HIV measures in Brazil, the global rush to nuclear power... all are due in no small measure to Murdoch's seemingly unstoppable grip on the 'news' and hence power in the West.
It is extremely significant that the only real source of truly free information, the Internet, is Murdoch's number one enemy now with their powerbase, Australia, already implementing a national, compulsory 'internet filter' to filter all Austrlian internet content blindly, unaccountably and secretively.
Outfoxed is a must-see movie. It's one of a kind. It's brave, it's bold, it's honest and it's one of the very rare chances that you will ever get to see the truth behind the world's controller of 'fact' and 'information'. The power broker to which all US and UK governments defer.
If you can't beat them....By a customer from Edinburgh , 18 Jul 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideDon't take this piece at face value.
I'll be clear from the start: I am a leftie, I don't like Fox, I despise Murdoch, nothing but contempt for O'Reilly. I was looking forward to this but it's right out of Michael Moore's book of misrepresentation. Presumably to be a counterbalance to Fox's fact distortions but that's slumping to their level.
Examples - biased contributors and showing clips that don't prove the point being made.
Worst was the O'Reilly 'shut up' sequence. O'R claimed he only ever told one guest to shut up. Cue sequence showing O'Reilly saying 'shut up' a lot. But only one of them was him saying it direct to a guest so he was actually right.
It got better in the second half. For example, O'Reilly's disgraceful treatment of a guest and showing another body's surveys on Fox viewer misconceptions. Now that stuff is key, it's really proving something - but none if it was Outfoxed's new work or analysis. I will give them the shocking conflict of interest for the Bush interviewer though.
Oh - and I'm sure they distorted graphics too. Bar chart showed saying 5 Rep contributors to each 1 Dem. Bad enough but the graphic shown had a bar that was 6 times the size of the other, not 5... classic distortion.