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Outfoxed Press

How Bill O'Reilly Keeps Getting Away With It

By Lloyd Grove for The Daily Beast

Poor Bill O'Reilly. The beleaguered Fox News star—who in recent days has faced unwelcome scrutiny for his tall tales about covering the 1982 Falklands war, and on Tuesday had his veracity further challenged by a report that he fabricated an account of his journalistic exploits in his supposedly nonfiction book, Killing Kennedy—is upset that rival media outlets are being so mean and nasty to him.

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Remember When Fox News Used To Pretend It Wasn't A Political Operation?

By Ryan Grim for Huffington Post

Ten years ago, documentary maker Robert Greenwald released a film with a controversial premise: Fox News Channel is not a reliable media outlet but rather a partisan political operation.

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10 Lessons on Making Movies from Brave New Films’ Robert Greenwald: A Decade of Speaking Truth to Power

by Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet Democratic:

Lies before waging war in Iraq. Deconstructing Fox News propaganda. Profiling Walmart’s culture of greed. Outing bloody wartime profiteers. Introducing America to the Koch brothers. Revealing why whistleblowers matter. Profiling innocent drone victims. 

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CCD’s - 200 Must See Documentaries

by Angel Uriel Perales for CCD:

The last 15 years have seen an explosion and proliferation of the documentary film medium. Perhaps because of the relative ease of digital editing or perhaps because film festivals and film critics are finally giving documentaries their artistic due, the golden age of documentaries has blossomed and matured. What has also helped is that many universities have upgraded their film studies departments from history and criticism to actual production and have been training more budding documentary filmmakers. Furthermore, some production companies such as HBO Pictures, BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, PBS, and A&E have developed their own documentary film departments.

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Mark Fuhrman Accuses Spike Lee Of ‘Borderline Inciting A Riot’ In Ferguson

by Ellen for Newhounds

It’s bad enough that African American-hating Mark Fuhrman has become Fox’s go-to guy on prime time to analyze the racially sensitive situation in Ferguson, Missouri. But tonight, Sean Hannity specifically prodded Fuhrman to make racial attacks on African Americans Attorney General Eric Holder and Spike Lee. And Fuhrman delivered.

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INTERVIEW: John and Molly Knefel of Radio Dispatch speak with Robert Greenwald

Originally appeared on Radio Dispatch on July 17th, 2014

John and Molly Knefel interview Brave New Film's Robert Greenwald on the 10th anniversary of Outfoxed. Listen to the Radio Dispatch podcast below. 

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Outfoxed, Film Exposing Fox News As Right-Wing Propagandists, Is Rereleased With New Section

By Robert Greenwald for AlterNet

A dozen years ago, as the U.S. was pulled into war in Iraq by President George W. Bush, Fox News was not just any television network. It proudly blared the White House’s lies coming with singular warmongering fervor. Remember? The terrorists had ties to Iraq. Saddam wanted the bomb. Saddam had the bomb. He could hit us in 45 minutes. 

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Marie Therese Looks Ahead with a Nod to the Past

By Ellen for Newshounds

Marie Therese shares her thoughts about the 10th anniversary of Outfoxed and NewsHounds - with some reminiscing about how we tried to warn John Kerry and the Democrats about the Swift Boat campaign. When Ellen emailed to say that this month is the 10th anniversary of the inception of the NewsHounds blog, I have to admit it caught me by surprise.  Ten years?  It can’t be!  After the shock wore off, I found myself reminiscing about the serendipity that eventually led eight dedicated women to first volunteer to do research for the documentary OUTFOXED and then to start a blog whose sole purpose was (and is) alerting the public to the fact the FOX News is anything but a news channel.

 

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Happy 10th Anniversary Outfoxed and Newshounds!

By Ellen for Newshounds

Can you believe it has been 10 years since “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s war on journalism” premiered? You may think that Fox’s bias has always been common knowledge but it was that documentary that brought it front and center and forever shattered Fox’s “fair and balanced” mantra. I and the other original News Hounds are proud to have been a part of the effort. Our friends at Brave New Films, which produced Outfoxed, have put together a video honoring this groundbreaking film. Check it out (and you can even see me a time or two) after the jump.
Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/happy_10th_anniversary_outfoxed_and_newshounds_07122014#fgJHVPopVyKriPcq.99

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The Left Will Go Down in Flames

By RareBird0 for DailyKos

A house divided against itself will can not stand. Abraham Lincoln's subjective opinion? Or generally universal fact? The side of a divided house who pulls every trigger, breaks every rule, scoffs at every law, brings law suits alleging guilt of the very thing they are guilty of,  versus the side that mostly doesn't even recognize the genuine reality of the division and carries on democracy as if nothing has changed in decades and just wants everything to resolve itself without having to do anything is bound to be run over or go down in flames. Please allow me to share a recent experience that I think typifies the extremes of this divided house (and the prospects for the side that isn't the anti-social of the two).

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Outfoxing the Fox -- Looking Back 10 Years Later

By Robert Greenwald for the Huffington Post

A dozen years ago, as the U.S. was pulled into war in Iraq by President George W. Bush, Fox News was not just any television network. It proudly blared the White House's lies coming with singular warmongering fervor. Remember? The terrorists had ties to Iraq. Saddam wanted the bomb. Saddam had the bomb. He could hit us in 45 minutes.

 

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It's Been Ten Years Since 'Outfoxed' Gave Fox News a Huge Headache

By Catherine Taibi for the Huffington Post.

Ten years after the release of "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism," the film's director Robert Greenwald said it's difficult to think that there was once a time when Fox News wasn't widely known as a right-wing network.

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INTERVIEW: How Did We Get Here? Tracing the Rise of Fox’s Right-Wing Media Empire

By Allegra Kirkland for AlterNet

Think back to the heady days of July 2004. Presidential campaign season was in full swing, with John Kerry and John Edwards joining forces against the Bush ticket. The media obsession of the summer was Kerry’s uneven voting record, with new headlines emerging almost weekly even as George Bush quietly continued setting the county on fire. In the midst of this mayhem, director Robert Greenwald and his team at Brave New Films released Outfoxed, a documentary that exposed the concerted efforts of Fox News to promote a partisan Republican agenda through the guise of a traditional news service. It’s been 10 years since that seminal film was released. AlterNet caught up with Greenwald to chat about how American politics has evolved—or devolved—over the last decade.

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How Did We Get Here? Tracing the Rise of Fox’s Right-Wing Media Empire

By Allegra Kirkland for AlterNet.

hink back to the heady days of July 2004. Presidential campaign season was in full swing, with John Kerry and John Edwards joining forces against the Bush ticket. The media obsession of the summer was Kerry’s uneven voting record, with new headlines emerging almost weekly even as George Bush quietly continued setting the county on fire. In the midst of this mayhem, director Robert Greenwald and his team at Brave New Films released Outfoxed, a documentary that exposed the concerted efforts of Fox News to promote a partisan Republican agenda through the guise of a traditional news service. It’s been 10 years since that seminal film was released. AlterNet caught up with Greenwald to chat about how American politics has evolved—or devolved—over the last decade.

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