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Murdoch Media Scandal Topics

Democracy Now! archive of reports about Rupert Murdoch, the media scandal that is engulfing his media empire from Britain to the United States, and his Fox News Network.

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  • Two weeks ago, two producers working for Fox News in Amman, Jordan resigned in protest of the network’s coverage. In their resignation letter, Serene Sabbagh and Jomana Karadsheh wrote "We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that." We go to Amman to speak with producer Serene Sabbagh. [includes rush transcript]
    August 16, 2006 | Story
  • Some have suggested that Americans are watching a different war in Lebanon than much of the world. We’re joined by three panelists — Peter Hart of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) in New York, Middle East Broadcasters editor Habib Battah in Beirut and Ha’aretz reporter Gideon Levy in Tel Aviv. [includes rush transcript]
    August 03, 2006 | Story
  • A new study being released today by the Center for Media and Democracy found at least 77 TV stations around the country have aired corporate-sponsored video news releases over the past 10 months. The report accuses the TV stations of actively disguising the content–which has been paid for by companies like General Motors, Panasonic and Pfizer–to make it appear to be their own reporting. In a broadcast exclusive we speak with the...
    April 06, 2006 | Story
  • We speak with Danny Schechter 'the News Dissector' — veteran journalist, media critic and co-founder of mediachannel.org, one of the largest online media issues networks. Schechter discusses the upcoming anti-war and media protest day, dangers journalists face in Iraq, coverage of war and more. We play an excerpt of his documentary "Weapons of Mass Deception." [includes rush transcript]
    February 24, 2006 | Story
  • With the increasing politicization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the threat of funding cuts in Congress, public media in this country is facing a serious crisis. We spend the hour with legendary journalist Bill Moyers–the subject of much of the pressure brought by CPB chair Kenneth Tomlinson.

    Moyers says, "I think we’re at a moment in American history that is unique. I think we are in danger of losing our...

    June 22, 2005 | Story
  • The Governor of Colorado has called for his "termination." Fox’s Bill O’Reilly has attacked him consistently for weeks. He says he won’t apologize and he won’t back down. We speak with Ward Churchill, the professor at the center of the controversy over free speech and academic freedom on college campuses. [includes rush transcript]
    February 18, 2005 | Story
  • We speak with veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry about how the far right "intimidates mainstream journalists and news executives who will bend over backwards and cater to the conservative side." [includes rush transcript]
    November 04, 2004 | Story
  • The 2004 election is expected to see a record number of people registering to vote. But when some feminist groups at the University of Arizona kicked off a campus voter registration campaign, Fox News charged that they were aiding out-of-state students in committing felony voter fraud. [includes rush transcript]
    September 27, 2004 | Story
  • Members of Code Pink and others gathered in front of Fox’s corporate headquarters in midtown Manhattan to protest the network’s biased coverage. We speak with Robert Greenwald, producer and director of the documentary "Outfoxed" and Medea Benjamin who was arrested. [includes rush transcript]
    September 01, 2004 | Story
  • We hear celebrated economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman discuss the media and the Bush administration’s economic record and tactics. [includes rush transcript]
    September 01, 2004 | Story