Thursday, December 23, 2004

Merle Braley's view: Beware the Fox

"Beware the Fox

Guard your news
and your chickens

Recognize the truths
from political spin

For you might loose
much more than a hen

- Merle Braley "

Fully agree. When I watched "Outfoxed", it reminded me a lot of George Orwell’s 1984 and the way it presented the definition of “truth” – no matter how often this station throws their slogan “fair & balanced” at me. The other likely comparison would be Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler’s “Der schwarze Kanal” on the former East German tv that excelled by taking news magazine reports about the western society out of context and giving them a tendentious spin. I would not be surprised if a study some day proved that this Murdoch station had a substantial impact on the outcome of this year’s presidential election.

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