Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Fox Outfauxed by the BBC

Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

The BBC, though not a private corporation, must not escape criticism. Historically it has a monopolistic relationship with a British state which controls its purse strings. Though apparently at the other end of the spectrum, it exercises an equally oppressive regime against the public interest.

So bad has this become that recently a well-known Net blogger in the UK, Craig Murray, observed that whilst commenting on the Anglo-Iranian maritime dispute he was given more leeway at Murdoch's Sky News than on the BBC!

"Sky does seem to maintain a modicum of journalistic integrity. The BBC has totally lost it since Gilligan, Dyke and Hussey were sacked for telling the truth about Iraqi WMD, and David Kelly was murdered."
(Craig Murray's Blog, 5 April 2007)

There's no doubt that Murdoch's Fox distorts, lies and is dangerous to our freedoms. But if Fox is dangerous and Murdoch's Sky still has a modicum of integrity ...

What does that tell you about today's BBC?!



  1. Thanks Biby. I hope Keralans as well as the rest of India heed the message: Murdoch is de facto a murderer. Switch him off! And don't trust the BBC liars either. Get your world news from reliable alternative sources on the Net.

  2. It's amazing what short memories the British Public have. Does anybody remember what happened on August 14th 1967? Does anybody remember how they smashed Radio Caroline's transmitters? Hey, you will obey! You will only listen to approved radio stations in the UK. Oh yes, and never forget that it was a stinking Labour government that passed the marine offences bill back in 1967.

    Do you want to know something else that the proles don't know? Everything ever broadcast from Radio Caroline was taped by the DTI and is stored at Rugby Radio Station. 'Freedom and Democracy' in the UK? I somehow don't think so.