Saturday, August 05, 2006

OutFOXed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Interviews) [fox news, FNC, media]

One of Creativity Cafe's concept is to gather alternative media makers to screen their films and interact with thier community, local and global -to speak the independent voice of what the people see and want with our developing world. The present system has to change but not by those who are in power, by the voice of the people which the Internet and media making computers are unleashing. it is chaning out world. We see through this....

"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.

The film explores Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person.

Media experts, including Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society.

This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed."

Interviews licensed by Brave New Films for remixing: Creative Commons Sampling Plus (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/)

Official Site: http://www.outfoxed.org/