An Atheist in the Foxhole

An Atheist in the Foxhole : A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media

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The "Fox Mole"--whose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in" Businessweek," "The Hollywood Reporter," and even on "The New York Times "website--delivers a funny, opinionated memoir of his eight years at the unfair, unbalanced Fox News Channel working as an associate producer for Bill O'Reilly. Imagine needing to hide your true beliefs just to keep a job you hated. Now imagine your job was producing the biggest show on the biggest cable news channel in America, and you'll get a sense of what life was like for Joe Muto. As a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal, Joe's viewpoints clearly didn't mesh with his employer--especially his direct supervisor, Bill O'Reilly. So he did what any ambitious, career-driven person would do. He destroyed his career, spectacularly. He became "Gawker"'s so-called Fox Mole. Joe's posts on "Gawker" garnered more than 2.5 million hits in one week. He released footage and information that Fox News never wanted exposed, including some extremely unflattering footage of Mitt Romney. The dragnet closed around him quickly--he was fired within thirty-six hours--so his best material never made it online. Unfortunate for his career as the Fox Mole, but a treasure trove for book readers. "An Atheist in the FOXhole" has everything that liberals and Fox haters could desire: details about how Fox's right-wing ideology is promoted throughout the channel; why specific angles and personalities are the only ones broadcasted; the bizarre stories Fox anchors actually believed (and passed on to the public); and tales of behind-the-scenes mayhem and mistakes, all part of reporting Fox's version of the news.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 323 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 30mm | 379.99g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525953957
  • 9780525953951
  • 753,165

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"Well-written and structured in surprising ways" - "Tampa Bay Times"--Joe Mutoshow more

About Joe Muto

JOE MUTO graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in Film and TV, then landed a job at Fox News as a freelance production assistant. He remained at Fox for eight years. He was an associate producer for "The O'Reilly Factor" when he was fired after being outed as Gawker's "Fox Mole."show more

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