April 27, 2008

Whack–a–Fox for your country's future

I am writing this while the fate of Newsday — the Long Island, New York newspaper currently owned by Tribune — is being decided amongst a few rich folks who want our belovéd tabloid for their own little "trophy rooms."

Among those showing the most cash is Rupert Murdoch, as in Australia's News Corporation. (They will always be an Aussie conglomerate to me.) As in the New York Post, Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal, Barron's), HarperCollins, DirecTV, and everything 20th Century–Fox.

Which leads to our feature attraction.

Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films has been closely monitoring what comes out of the Fox News Channel ever since their Outfoxed feature a few years ago. Consequently, they've caught on to practically every little trick Fox has pulled, and as shown below, they've connected the dots on the results of the recent Pennsylvania primary contest between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Mme. Clinton won the primary, and guess who comes out singing praises to Fox for it?

Try Terry McAuliffe, who was once the chairman of the Democratic National Committee:

2008 Brave New Films.

Ohhh, Mr. McAuliffe. Are you ever the sucker.

Fortunately, there's something you can do about the whole thing.

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