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Sunday, July 25

O'Reilly: Shut Up!
-from Doonesbury
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It's Showtime for 'Outfoxed' (see review)
"Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism," an anti-Fox News Channel documentary, has topped the best-selling DVD list on, beating out pre-orders for the widescreen edition of "Star Wars Trilogy" and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."

The controversial project, which portrays Fox News as a slanted and right-leaning news organization, skipped a theatrical release and its DVD went on sale online on July 13.

The most powerful sequence of the film is Bill O’Reilly’s on-air interview with Jeremy Glick, the son of a Sept. 11 victim. Glick attempted to explain his opposition to Bush’s post-attack foreign policy; an enraged O’Reilly interrupted and browbeat his guest, even asserting that his father “would not approve of this.” Later, O’Reilly claimed Glick had “accused President Bush of knowing about 9/11 and murdering his own father.” Glick, of course, had said nothing of the sort.

Complaints Cause Southern Papers to Drop Doonesbury
Conglomerate drops column despite 15 newspapers voting to keep. The publisher of the Anniston Star, a paper that was forced to drop the popular but controversial column, called the move "wrong, offensive to First Amendment freedoms."