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This was an assignment where I was supposed to do a rhetorical analysis over the documentary Outfoxed Rupert Murdochs War on Journalism We were supposed to discuss the message of the essay and talk about how to improve it Journalism by definition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is defined as the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media In the movie Outfoxed Rupert Murdochs War on Journalism Robert Greenwald examines Fox News claims to be a fair and balanced reporting network After dissecting more closely the networks policies and reporting methods it is revealed that they are instead completely destroying the purpose of journalism and corrupting it with self-opinionated right-winged bias Rupert Murdoch an ultra-conservative envisioned in the beginning of Fox News a more conservative observation of the media in contrast to the much more liberal representation that was emanated at the time The film takes this information and then proceeds to broadcast a systematic series of events that test the validity and substance of Murdochs journalistic approach During the Reagan administration Murdoch demanded the airing of a story in tribute to Reagan The film portrays this as a problem because Fox News specifically focused on that story over other more important events The only issue with the way in which they express this information is that they did not indicate what other stories were going on at the time that had a greater value A very interesting point the film dealt with was its emphasis on very specific parts of internal memos Fox sent to each individual broadcasting station In the film they darken the outside information and focus simply on one or two particular lines The material from these one or two lines involved the stories that were to be covered that day or week The only issue with this method of persuasion is that it does not in fact show the entire memorandum but rather a
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