Public relations is a beautiful thing and a story can be spun so much so that the victim becomes the perpetrator and vice versa. Fox News finally gave more than a New York second’s coverage on Rupert Murdoch’s recent scandal — while other news stations devoted an abundant amount of time and attention to the story.
Fox News used the same aberrant behavior we are accustomed to in order to justify the extreme
misconduct criminal behavior Murdoch’s companies are charged with. Fox believes we’re making too much of this.
Rupert Murdoch’s disingenuous apology was published and according to Fox, that should be the end of it. That said, this is his real apology which may or may not have been forged (we can play this game too):
What they didn’t intentionally inform the audience during the show was; according to James Fallows of the Atlantic, the “expert” in this video that discusses the hacking menace with Steve Doocy of Fox is indeed an expert — in corporate public relations. He is Robert Dilenschneider (below), former head of Hill and Knowlton and now head of the Dilenschneider Group, who recently was featured in an interview, “How to Manage a PR Disaster.”
During the show, the two acted as shields for Murdoch, deflecting onto disasters as I waited in bated breath for the pair to blame the alleged malevolent behavior on President Obama — instead they chose the economy, then mentioned that we should just move on.
Simply, no we do not ‘move on’. If the accusations of hacking the families of 9/11 victims proves true, then we must ponder the notion that others have been victims of the media mogul’s deceptive practices previously — or rather, News Corp’s deceptive practices.
Fox News implemented a ‘fair and balanced’ tagline since its inception, but it’s never come close to their claim. They are the GOP headquarters/PR firm that promotes a far right wing agenda, which they forge onto Americans with an abundance of talking points. Why would a news station not just report the news?
Yeah, I’m suspicious. Where is Glenn Beck’s chalkboard now?