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Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 59
Fresh: 50 | Rotten: 9

Neither fair nor balanced itself, Outfoxed offers an often entertaining indictment of the Fox News Channel.

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Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 2

Neither fair nor balanced itself, Outfoxed offers an often entertaining indictment of the Fox News Channel.

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While the Fox News cable network has promoted itself as a "fair and balanced" news outlet -- so much so that they've even trademarked the phrase -- not everyone believes that they're living up to their slogan, and this activist documentary by filmmaker Robert Greenwald takes a close look at the political perspective of Fox's coverage. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism examines the right-wing slant of Fox News' reporting, as represented in stories the network chooses to cover and their

Jul 13, 2004

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Greenwald has fashioned a fine attack dog, and he's sicced it on a deserving subject.

September 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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Taken for what it is, Outfoxed is still worth watching, especially for the politically active.

September 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
Arizona Republic
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Makes a crucial argument that has less to do with conservatives and liberals than with the coarsening of political discourse and the sinking standards of journalism and news -- subjects that go far beyond any particular news operation.

September 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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While Outfoxed surely will appeal more to liberals than to conservatives, its value to its self-selected audience lies not in upending anyone's expectations, but in taking the uninitiated down the Fox News rabbit hole.

August 12, 2004
San Jose Mercury News
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Those with negative opinions of Fox News probably never watch it and may find the ample clips on display here eye-opening.

August 9, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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For independent thinkers and those who think of journalism as a profession of accuracy, fairness and ethics, there's more than enough to chew on.

August 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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I'm Shocked, SHOCKED to discover Fox News is conservative!!!

June 27, 2005 | Comments (2)
Greenwich Village Gazette

[A] home-run smackdown of the Australian mogul who dominates the American media scene...

January 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

This basic dichotomy of honest, urgent intentions and desultory, cheapskate expression marks OutFoxed from a fairly early moment and never really changes.

October 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
Nick's Flick Picks

The most scrupulous, most focused, most thorough, and arguably most important of 2004's wave of activist documentaries.

October 6, 2004 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Not about anything except the lead-balloon revelation that Fox feeds rage and fuels disinformation with questionable journalistic tactics.

October 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

This is a big story, but there's not much coverage of it, except in this movie.

September 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Fox News eventually comes off as a circle of buffoons yapping catch phrases. The movie hammers its points and, like a Bush campaign stop, there's no room for dissent.

September 17, 2004
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Powerful stuff, and deserves to be seen -- by both sides of the political spectrum.

September 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The kind of broader analysis that makes "Outfoxed" worthwhile viewing even for those who don't have Air America as one of their preset stations.

September 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Outfoxed is a must-see for any Fox News aficionado interested in understanding what occurs behind the curtain.

September 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto Weekly

Pure partisan warfare of the liberal stripe, to be sure, but that doesn't make it any less disturbing when discussing such a major shaper of public opinion as Fox, whose motto, judging from this film, more accurately should be 'You retort, we deride.'

September 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

An eye-opening look inside television news. The big lesson seems to be - don't believe everything you see on television (and probably only half of what you see at the movies).

September 3, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Fights bias with bias.

September 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Views

As hugely entertaining as it is informative.

August 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

The little brother to Fahrenheit 9/11. Each will divide their audience based on their political beliefs, despite not being particularly well made.

August 26, 2004
Planet Sick-Boy

If you believe, as Greenwald does, that Bill O'Reilly is an immature, pathological liar, then watching the filmmaker expose him provides for great viewing.

August 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Des Moines Register
Des Moines Register

chief flaw is that the film gets so hyperfocused on showing us how awful Fox News is, it forgets to put it in any kind of historical context

August 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

No real surprises here. Most that watch this movie has already seen through Fox News and what it is and represents.
June 27, 2011
Tomassgringo

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A great documentary on right wing propoganda.
December 1, 2007
Godless

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While watching this documentary I could not stop laughing. It has to be the funniest documentary I have ever seen. How can it call FOX news biased, which it probably is, when the documentary itself is biased. A great comedy.
April 29, 2006
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