Jul 16 2004

Ray McGovern on Senate intelligence report, Robert Greenwald on ‘Outfoxed’

Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: the Senate Intelligence Committee report found that the intelligence about Iraq’s weapons programs was severely flawed. But is there more to this story than what we’ve been reading and hearing from the press corps? We’ll ask former CIA analyst Ray McGovern what he thinks of the media’s handing of the intelligence debacle. Also this week, a new documentary alleges that the Fox News Channel favors conservatives and the Bush White House. What kind of evidence do they present, and what does Fox have to say about it? We’ll ask Robert Greenwald, the producer of […]

Jan 1 1998

Media Moguls on Board

Murdoch, Malone and the Cato Institute

Last fall, when News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch joined the board of directors at the Cato Institute, the announcement went unreported in major media. Perhaps it seemed routine for one of the world’s most powerful media moguls to take a leadership post at one of the most influential think tanks in Washington. At future meetings, Murdoch can count on rubbing elbows with his fellow media titan, John C. Malone–president and CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI), the largest U.S. cable operator–who has been on the Cato board since 1995. The two men are well acquainted, and their companies have long been […]

Jan 1 1988

Murdoch and the Corporate Media Clan

Rupert Murdoch

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.