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Want a Fair and Balanced Account of TV Treatment of Murdoch Scandal? Our Bite Is As Good As Our Bark...
July 20, 2011  | By David Bianculli
 
If you're following the Murdoch scandal, it pays to throw a fairly wide media net. On Tuesday, live coverage of the Rupert and James Murdoch hearing, and the testimony of Rebekah Brooks, was presented on Current TV, with Keith Olbermann presiding as anchor and John Dean weighing in as an analyst. Tuesday night, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart scored big, by underlining how Murdoch's Fox News has been largely ignoring the story.

rupert-murdoch-hearing-july.jpgThat TV coverage, like press coverage, all comes with a point of view -- and the best single report I've seen that puts all those perspectives in perspective was written by our own TVWW contributor Ed Bark. His latest Uncle Barky's Bytes columns are a terrific twofer. In his first report, which you can read by clicking HERE, he dissects all those various media perspectives. And in Bark's newest post, HERE, he brings that same perspective to coverage of the Tuesday hearings...

Ed is one of the few TV critics out there who's been doing this as long as I have, and his perspective on all this is invaluable. So is his journalistic objectivity -- the very, true definition of fair and balanced.

Read his columns, and I think you'll agree...

 
 
 
 
 
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