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Press Coverage of the FOX Attacks campaign

For Press Inquiries, contact Kim at kim@bravenewfilms.org or (310) 204-0448.

In February 2007, Brave New Films and a coalition of activists, bloggers and partner groups including MoveOn.org, ColorOfChange.org and The Sierra Club, began to successfully fight FOX's misinformation using the FOX Attacks videos and tools.

To date, the FOX Attacks videos have been seen over two million times and have played a key role in several progressive victories.

FOX Attacks: Iran

600,000+ views
"Senator Bernie Sanders and Robert Greenwald Expose Fox Push for war with Iran; Call on Responsible News Orgs Not to act as Echo Chamber for Fact Deficient Bush Administration"
Recording of Press Conference Call, August 22, 2007 (Download MP3)

"Senator and Filmmaker Take on Fox News"
John Curran, AP Wednesday August 22, 2007

"War with Iran Would be a Horrendous Disaster"
Senator Bernie Sanders, August 22, 2007

"'Fox Wants War With Iran,' Liberal Activist Insists"
Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor August 22, 2007

"Will the Rest of the Media Let Fox Start Another War?"
Cenk Uygur, AOL News Bloggers, August 22, 2007

"Fox Attacks: Iran"
Todd Beeton, MyDD August 22, 2007

"Who Wants War with Iraq?"
Peter Rothberg, The Nation blog, August 23, 2007

FOX Attacks: Bloggers

180,000+ views
"COALITION OF BLOGGERS AND ONLINE ACTIVISTS ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TARGETING FOX NEWS ADVERTISERS: Thousands of Internet Users Are Signing Up To Monitor & Call Local Fox Advertisers, Urging Them To Drop Their Ads When Fox Spreads Lies"
Brave New Films Press Release, July 31, 2007

"Fox Attacks Bloggers, You Can Fight Back!"
Jim Gilliam, Huffington Post, July 26, 2007

"Fox Attacks! Blogger Edition,"
McJoan, Daily Kos, July 26, 2007

"Fox Attacks Bloggers"
Todd Beaton, MyDD.com, July 26, 207

"Fox Attacks Kos, Lets help"
Howie Klein, Down With Tyranny, July 26, 2007

"Fox Attacks: O'Reilly Cracks"
NewsCorpse, July 26, 2007

"Fox Attacks Bloggers"
Think Progress, July 26, 2007

"Liberals Going After Fox Advertisers"
David Baudner, Associated Press, July 27, 2007

"O'Reilly's Website Calls for Killing Obama and Clinton"
Cenk Uyger, YoungTurks on AOL, July 27, 2007

FOX Attacks: The Environment

400,000+ views
"Grassroots Coalition Launches Campaign to Expose Fox Network's Consistent Pattern of Misinformation on Global Warming; Environmental, Religious, and Activist Groups Ask Home Depot to Pull Ads"
Sierra Club press release, July 10, 2007

"FOX Attacks The Environment: They Distort. We Reply"
CrooksandLiars.com, July 10, 2007

"Sierra Club, Film Producer, Coordinate National Expose of Fox News"
James Rowen, The Political Environment, July 10, 2007

"New Left/Open Left/Fox Attacks and Fighting the Sprawlconomy"
Matt Stoller, July 12, 2007

"RFK Jr. on Fox Attacks: Environment"
Air America and GoLeftTV, July 19, 2007

"Activists Push Home Depot to Drop Fox"
United Press International July 25, 2007

"Environmentalists Push, but Home Depot Refuses to Drop Ads on Fox News,"
New York Times, July 30, 2007

"BREAKING... Home Depot dumps O'Reilly: 'We will not... advertise on the Bill O'Reilly show'"
John Aravosis on AmericaBlog.com, July 31, 2007

FOX Attacks: Black America

500,000+ views
"Black Online Activists Call On Black Leaders To Reject FOX For Presidential Debates"
ColorOfChange.org Press Release, March 14, 2007

"Fox Attacks: Black America"
The News Hounds, March 14, 2007

"Catherine Crier Calls Out Right-Wing Bigots"
CourtTV (courtesy of Crooks and Liars), April 14, 2007

"Color of Change Raps on CBC for Fox Debate Plans"
By Jill Tubmann, Jack and Jill Politics, March 14, 2007

"Black Online Activists Ask Black Leaders To Freeze Out Fox News Channel"
Cenk Uygur, AOL New Blog, March 14, 2007

Compilation of black editorials, black grassroots and Netroots leaders speaking out against FOX.

"When Fox Attacks- Greenwald Fights back with Viral Politicking"
Anthony Kaufman, The Daily Reel, March 25, 2007

"Dems, It's Time To Go Fox Huntin'"
Paul Begala, The Politico, March 26, 2007

"Congressional Black Caucus and Fox News Partnering on Debates Makes for Ironic Bedfellows"
Deborah Mathis, BlackAmericaWeb.com Sunday, April 01, 2007

Following launch of Fox Attacks: Black America campaign five Democratic Presidential Candidates- John Edwards, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd- and the DNC choose not support a second proposed Fox debate.

"Edwards Pulls Out Of Second Fox Sponsored Debate"
ABCNews.com April 7, 2007

"D.N.C. Shuns Fox in Debate Schedule"
Kate Philips, New York Times Blog, April 5, 2007

"Clinton, Obama Shun C.B.C.-Fox Debate"
Kate Phillips, New York Times Blog, April 9, 2007

FOX Attacks: Obama

600,000+ views
"Are Nevada Dems Nuts?"
Taylor Marsh, TaylorMarsh.com, February 22, 2007

"The Lies They Tell: How to Stop the Fox Propaganda Machine"
Don Hazen, AlterNet, February 22, 2007

"Action Item: Senator Reid, Don't Legitimize Fox News," Matt Stoller, MyDD.com, March 5, 2007

"Democratic Party Dumps FOX -- MoveOn.org and Robert Greenwald: Major victory for real news, defeat for FOX's right-wing misinformation"
Brave New Films and MoveOn.org Press Release, March 9, 2007

"Nevada Democrats cancel candidate debate co-hosted by Fox News,"
Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press, March 9, 2007

"How Netroots Killed The Fox Debate,"
Ryan Grim, The Politico, March 13, 2007

"How Liberal Activists OutFoxed Fox"
Rick Perlstein, Common Sense, June 19, 2007

Fox Attacks Behind the scenes
Brave New Films

"Hounding Fox News Coverage"
Mark Mellman, The Hill March 20, 2007

General Information on FOX

The case against Fox - example by example.

Links and Studies detailing why Fox is not a legitimate News source

Program on International Policy (PIPA) at the University of Maryland study revealing people who primarily watch Fox News are significantly more likely to have misperceptions than viewers of other news and TV networks.