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Murdochopoly

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Looking to buy the Los Angeles Times, Rupert Murdoch applies for a waiver to circumvent the media consolidation law that was

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The Cozy Compliance of the News Corp. Board

By DAVID CARR If you sat on the board of a company that was raked over the coals by a British parliamentary committee in a 121-page document, accused of a pattern of corporate misconduct that included widespread phone hacking and

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The Fox News Effect

Marvin Kitman Editor’s Note: A survey of habitual Fox News viewers by Fairleigh Dickinson University revealed that they become poorly informed about current events. But mere statistics fail to reveal the causes of this effect. Does habitual Foxwatching, for example,

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“The Daily Show” Crushes Fox News in Year-End Ratings

Jon Stewart has successfully eclipsed Fox News in year-end ratings, with theThe Daily Show pulling in more viewers on average when put head to head with the average viewers for Fox’s prime time lineup. According to TVNewser, Stewart pulled in

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Fox News’ False Statements

Fox News turns into a lying dynasty when PolitiFact checks the news network for false statements. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Fox News’ False Statements www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor &

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Rupert Murdoch’s Watergate

By Alexander Cockburn What began in Britain in 2005 as “a third-rate burglary” of voicemails, supposedly limited to a criminal invasion of privacy by a News of the World reporter and a private investigator, has flowered beautifully into a Level

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Fox: The Liars’ Network

Eric Alterman In July 1999 Vice President Al Gore paddled down the Connecticut River in New Hampshire to spread what then–Rolling Stone reporter Eric Boehlert termed “his green theme of protecting the environment” while posing for the obvious photo-op. His

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Happy Birthday, Rupert Murdoch!

Eric Alterman Take a step back from contemporary American political debate and it’s not hard to conclude that our political class has gone insane. Tax giveaways to the wealthiest Americans as the deficit rages out of control. Attacks on underpaid

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The Conservative Class War, Continued

Eric Alterman It was a terrible tabloid tale. While New York City was buried under a blizzard, widows and orphans freezing and starving in their apartments, union fat cats swigged brewskis and chuckled to themselves as sanitation workers conspired to

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All Rupert, All the Time

Eric Alterman That American journalism is facing so many crises simultaneously has the effect of immobilizing a concerted response to any of them. From the Administration’s war on the press, to the relentless attention lavished on Paris and Britney, to

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