Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: FOX News : A Reliable Source?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

FOX News : A Reliable Source?

""You can give both sides, but make sure the pro-environmentalists don't get the last word.""
"Editorially, the FNC newsroom is under the constant control and vigilance of management."

In the article The Fox Memo Romenesko, a past worker for Fox News, steers the reader to believe that what is said in done at Fox news is controlled by the Management. Romenesko makes it seem like the stories that come from fox news are directed by the Managements views, opinions, and belief. This to me seems like a form of censorship that goes on in the Fox work field. This has been a common public view against this News Station. The fact that many workers are coming out and confirming this makes it even more believable. An example of the limitations placed on the workers was written by Romenesko in his article; "One day this past spring, just after the U.S. invaded Iraq, The Memo warned us that anti-war protesters would be "whining" about U.S. bombs killing Iraqi civilians, and suggested they could tell that to the families of American soldiers dying there. Editing copy that morning, I was not surprised when an eager young producer killed a correspondent's report on the day's fighting - simply because it included a brief shot of children in an Iraqi hospital." If a story does not fit the guidelines given by management it isn't used. So can Fox really be trusted?


Blogger S.Mendoza said...

Good post and good overall presentation in class. It was interesting to read how much censorship plays a part in the media today, especially on Fox News.

4/30/2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post.

Yes, some of the practices at FOX make it clear that there is a political agenda involved in covering the news. All networks have guidelines for news coverage that shape the quality of their reporting. FOX is just more heavy handed than most. FOX would argue that the liberal bias of the other networks is worse.

5/08/2007 10:41 AM  

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