View the film Outfoxed and read the posted Wall Street Journal article on accusations of liberal bias at MSNBC, entitled “MSNBC Anchors’ Fights Go Live.” Finally, read The Columbia Journalism Review’s article What is Fox News. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
“Now, the US has a president who openly campaigns alongside Fox’s most prominent commentators, hires former Fox employees for top executive branch posts, and depends on Fox to both carry his message to his supporters as well as give him positive reinforcement for a job well done. In light of these circumstances, the notion that Fox is simply another partisan news outlet is increasingly under attack. Fox no longer deserves to be treated as news, some argue, but as something more akin to state propaganda”.
Use Silverblatt’s keys to briefly analyze the film’s analysis. (Number your answers for simplicity in sharing)
What aspects of the film are clearly valid?
What should we keep in mind when thinking about the film?
How could the film have strengthened its arguments?
What are the weaknesses and strengths of the film?
What does the CJR article from 2019 add to your analysis of Outfoxed?