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Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Review

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    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Outfoxed would have benefited from a greater exploration of exactly why Fox News has become so popular and so trusted by its viewers.

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OK for kids 14+

Muckraking look at Fox News' political chicanery.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film contains no obscenity or violence, but it does depict some rude and coarse behavior on the part of journalists and other public figures.

  • Families can talk about how important an independent, skeptical press is in a democracy like ours. What's wrong with mixing opinion and fact in the news? Besides favoring one political party over another, how else does bad reporting harm the public? Can a news organization be liberal or conservative without being biased? Is Outfoxed "good" journalism itself, or is also motivated by partisan politics?

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    Messages: This film has a liberal agenda. Employs some of the same methods it is criticizes.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Few, very brief violent images from Fox News broadcasts

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: Bill O'Reilly repeatedly tells guests to "shut up."

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue