Monday, October 21, 2013

New book reveals Fox News PR’s dirty trick

Not surprising. The fossil fuel industry pays people to post global warming denialist comments on the internet.

Monday, Oct 21, 2013
By Sarah Gray

The new book “Murdoch’s World” written by NPR media reporter David Folkenflik, offers surprising details about the Fox News PR machine. Media Matters reported that in the late 2000s Fox News public relations staff engaged in an elaborate attempt to portray the conservative site in a positive light. Staffers created multiple untraceable aliases and posted positive comments about their employer on unfavorable or neutral blogs.

The book’s endnotes say that four former Fox News employees spoke to Folkenflik about this tactic;


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