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Murdoch in 2009.

Rupert Murdoch is the most powerful man in global media, which makes him a strong contender for the most powerful individual in the world. There is no good way to measure this, but the mere panoply of interests and the devil-may-care attitude his employees take toward professional ethics vastly magnifies his power and influence beyond merely giving people the news in his typical biased fashion. Read more»

Roger Ailes, Fox News' chairman, said he regretss calling the New York Times "a cess pool of bias" and its reporters "a bunch of lying scum" while lecturing at Ohio University on Monday. Read more»

The National Public Radio headquarters, located in Washington, D.C.

NPR needs to take a good hard look at whether its decision-making processes, whether on news content or on personal matters, are driven more by public relations concerns or by journalistic ones. Read more» 1

In recent weeks, we've seen a spate of reporting focusing on Fox CEO Roger Ailes that demonstrates just how deeply the contempt for traditional journalism runs in the organization, and how profoundly political its mission truly is. Read more»

Here's a large statement with scanty evidence, yet one I believe nonetheless: 21st century media historians will record that the decline of Fox News Channel as a dominant force in right-wing politics began on May 16, 2011. Read more» 3