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‘A political organisation that employs journos’: how Fox sets the agenda

A new book sheds light on how Roger Ailes and Fox News have created a culture of intense fear — and then capitalised on it. So what do we learn about News Corporation and Rupert Murdoch?

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Gill’s new gig … ex-NotW ed arrested … media market pain …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … Former News of the World news editor arrested … Stock market swings punish media companies … Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News … and more …

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Vigilante call … Apple in the clouds …

The Gold Coast came to a standstill this morning for the funeral of slain police detective Damian Leeding. But that’s not enough for local paper the Gold Coast Bulletin. Plus other media news…

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Crikey says: a cautionary tale

Recommended reading: How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory.

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Rolling Stone | LINKS|

The man who built the Fox News fear factory

A former executive of Fox News describes the culture of fear there as “like the Soviet Union or China”, with chairman Roger Ailes ruling with an iron fist.

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Newsweek | TV & RADIO|

Why Fox News’ chief is the real head of the Republican Party

Forget Mitch McConnell and John McCain: Fox News President Roger Ailes is the person really pulling the strings of the Republican Party, says
Howard Fineman
. And the real kicker is that he isn’t even trying.

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Family feuds at Fox

The riveting story of the ageing mogul, the liberal kids, the recalcitrant son-in-law, and the Teabaggers pin up girl. Why, it must be Fox News!

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Fox News vs. The White House: it’s on

A bloody fight is brewing in the US media. In the blue corner, the White House. In the red corner, Fox News. Will Obama’s message of hope beat the the right wing shock jocks in submission? asks Aaron Flanagan.

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