Seven years ago, Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films released Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism. While it wasn’t released theatrically, MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress helped organize “house parties” around the country where people could come together to watch it.
Writing in the New York Times at the time, AO Scott noted:
The partisan nature of ”Outfoxed,” a series of expository and analytical talking-head segments interspersed with the high-octane flag-draped shouting-head segments that have become Fox’s trademark, is obvious. It is also, therefore, a little beside the point. In the American media, like it or not, the job of exposing bias is often taken up by people and organizations with a definite point of view.
This evening, Greenwald will host an event to discuss the movie and the continuing Murdoch empire. He’ll be joined by Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks; former MSNBC host), Janeane Garofalo (Actor/Comedian), Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation), James Rucker (ColorofChange.org) and Ilyse Hogue (Media Matters). Should be lively in light of the the News Corp / News of the World phone hacking scandal.
If you have questions for Greenwald or his guests, you can submit them here. And if you’d like to watch, the Webcast kicks off at 5pm PT (8pm ET).
Comics: Selected Doonesbury from July 2004.