Rupert Murdoch has become a major American power in newspapers, magazines, films and books, thanks not to his crudities, but to a process created and supported by the most respectable newspaper and broadcast organizations in the country.
On Jan. 23, 1988, FAIR sent a questionnaire -- excerpted below -- to senior New York Times editors and correspondents covering Central America. It challenged Times coverage following the signing of the Esquipulas ("Arias") regional peace accord, which required all Central American countries to respect human and political rights, and called for an end to all outside support for rebel movements. In a written response, a Times editor referred to the questionnaire as an "indictment" -- but promised that "my colleagues and I will study your questionnaire and put it in the hands of our correspondents." The Reagan […]