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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Super Size Me vs. Outfoxed

Having recently watched both Super Size Me and Outfoxed — well, only a bit of the latter — I was wondering why I had such different reactions to these two tendentious documentaries. Super Size Me held my attention and kept my interest throughout, even though it was repetitive and obvious. Outfoxed lost my attention and my interest early on, because it was so repetitive and obvious. I think the difference was that Super Size Me told a story: it featured a real character with a genuine conflict. Outfoxed (at least the part that I watched) merely provided tons of evidence that Fox News is anything but “fair and balanced” — more like a legal brief than a story.

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