FOX NEWS INSIDER: “Stuff Is Just Made Up” Asked what most viewers and observers of Fox News would be surprised to learn about the controversial cable channel, a former insider from the world of Rupert Murdoch was quick with a response: “I don’t think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up.” Indeed, a former Fox News employee who recently agreed to talk with Media Matters confirmed what critics have been saying for years about Murdoch’s cable channel. Namely, that Fox News is run as a purely partisan operation , virtually every news story is actively spun by the staff, its primary goal is to prop up Republicans and knock down Democrats, and that staffers at Fox News routinely operate without the slightest regard for fairness or fact checking . “It is their M.O. to undermine the administration and to undermine Democrats,” says the source. “They’re a propaganda outfit but they call themselves news.”
And that’s the word from inside Fox News. Note the story here isn’t that Fox News leans right. Did anyone just watch that ridiculous interview Bill O'Reilly just did with Obama on FOX? : politics. Radio host Glenn Beck "thinking about killing Michael Moore. Clear Channel radio host Glenn Beck said he was "thinking about killing [filmmaker] Michael Moore" and pondered whether "I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it," before concluding: "No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?
" From the May 17 broadcast of The Glenn Beck Program : BECK: Hang on, let me just tell you what I'm thinking. I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. Beck's program is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks (owned by radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications ) on more than 160 radio stations across the country to an estimated audience of 6 million listeners. Julian Assange: FOX News Is Closer to Terrorism Than WikiLeaks. Say what you will about Julian Assange, but the guy's smart as a whip.
In an interview with MSNBC yesterday, the WIkiLeaks captain eloquently and vehemently defended his First Amendment rights, while decrying the U.S. media's "digital McCarthyism," entailing a call for his assassination. As he sat in the English manor home where he is under house arrest, Assange looked cool under fire, dismissive of his detractors and befuddled by their fury. (Video after break.) Tags: government, JulianAssange, law, politics, top, web, wikileaks. Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid. December 14, 2010 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Yet another study has been released proving that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence. World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. So the more you watch, the less you know. In eight of the nine questions below, Fox News placed first in the percentage of those who were misinformed (they placed second in the question on TARP). The conclusion is inescapable. By the way, the rest of the media was not blameless. The conclusions in this study need to be disseminated as broadly as possible. This is not an isolated review of Fox’s performance.
Mark Howard is an artist and author and the publisher of News Corpse .