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How to Make a Guerrilla Documentary

July 10, 2004 7:11 PM

Robert Boynton's article on Outfoxed in the New York Times Magazine is online. This is what Drudge called an "expose".

Yours truly gets his debut in the Times:

Jim Gilliam, a 26-year-old former dot-com executive and a producer of ''Outfoxed,'' is enthusiastic about the way Greenwald's projects meld grass-roots politics with the culture of the Internet. He predicts a future -- augured by events like MoveOn's competition for the best 30-second anti-Bush advertisement -- in which young political filmmakers will be as likely to wield a camera phone as a digital camera. ''It won't be long before people will be shooting and editing short documentaries that they'll stream from their blogs,'' he says. If the Internet, as media critics like Jon Katz have suggested, has resuscitated the fiery journalistic spirit of Thomas Paine, guerrilla documentaries offer to put that polemical attitude in the director's chair.

Go read the article, it's great.

Elsewhere, U.S. News weighs in with:

Hillary Rodham Clinton is finally getting some backup on her vast-right-wing-media charge. But instead of her scattershot blast at the press, the new offensive targets two media giants: Rush Limbaugh and Rupert Murdoch 's Fox News Channel. [...] Murdoch, meanwhile, has committed two sins in liberals' eyes: He owns too much media and has created a "Fox effect" that supposedly forces other networks to bend conservative or lose market share. This week, and the Clinton-friendly Center for American Progress unleash their attack in a Michael Moore -style documentary called Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. Its point: Fox is too cozy with the GOP, and Murdoch forces his righty bias on his staff. Conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell laughed at it all. "It's more evidence that the loopy left has taken over the liberal left."

More from the archive in Me, Outfoxed.

How to Make a Guerrilla Documentary (07.10.2004)

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Sissy Willis:

Hey, little guy. Nobody forces market forces. It's Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand" at work, i.e., what the folks out there want, you silly. :)

('LOVE that photo of me in full mud regalia, by the way!)

You make me LOL.

Sun Jul 11 2004 4:02 PM

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