Friday, February 9, 2007

Rupert Murdoch publicly admits Fox News tried to "gin up" the Iraq War.

Here's my debut report on the hypocrisy of the Media Barons! How nice that it broke just when I'm launching my blog and need a highly visible example of the reasons for my concern about the motives of those who provide our news.

In several recent international reports Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News, admitted publicly that Fox News had tried to "gin up" the American public to support the Iraq war. Though he maintains that their efforts failed, and they have been increasingly skeptical in their coverage, everyone in America knows that Fox News has been a major public cheerleader for the war. Unfortunately, his actions, though despicable, can not be prosecuted.
Seeing Murdoch blithely admit this on video is startling, and worth seeing. I saw it on Countdown with Keith Olberman and then again on his site. Click on the link button above to MSNBC.com, then on the show, Countdown With Keith Olberman, and then click on "The Fox War Machine." You'll see Rupert Murdoch admit that Fox News tried to "gin up the American public to support the war." Otherwise, search Google or YouTube for video of Rupert Murdoch.

Best regards,

/Dick

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