Caught Red-Handed: Behind The Scenes, Fox Admits Avoiding Murdoch Scandal

As Media Matters first noted, Fox News' media criticism program, Fox News Watch, avoided any mention of the scandal over the British tabloid News of the World and its publisher News Corp., which also owns Fox News. And in a video posted on, panelists appeared to admit during a commercial break that they were intentionally avoiding the topic. posts "Behind the breaks" videos featuring panelists' discussions during Fox News Watch's commercial breaks. In one, Fox News contributor Cal Thomas asks, "Anybody want to bring up the subject we're not talking about today" and adds, "I'm not going to touch it."

In a report for CNN's The Situation Room last night, reporter Brian Todd "confirmed" that "they were talking about" the hacking scandal. On the topic of Fox News, Todd also reported that overall, the channel has addressed the scandal but "not as much as other news networks."

Watch the video or read the transcript here.

MediaMatters / By Eric Hananoki | Sourced from

Posted at July 13, 2011, 9:18am

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