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The Fox Effect?
“I think the effect of Fox News on American public life has been to create a level of cynicism about the news in general. It has contributed to the sense that they are all just out there with a political agenda, but Fox is just more overt about it. And I think that’s unhealthy.
“We have had a lot of talk since the Gabby Giffords attempted murder about civility in our national discourse, and I make no connection between the guy who shot those people in Tucson and the national discourse. But it is true that the national discourse is more polarized and strident than it has been in the past, and to some extent, I would lay that at the feet of Rupert Murdoch.”
—Bill Keller, editor, The New York Times, Jan. 31, 2011 URL
See The Kalb Report, Jan. 31, 2011
• Editorial Comment: Right! Rupert’s turned the Wall Street Journal into a screaming rag!
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