New PDF release: An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey

By Joe Muto

ISBN-10: 0525953957

ISBN-13: 9780525953951

The “Fox Mole”—whose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in Businessweek, The Hollywood Reporter, or even on The long island instances website—delivers a humorous, opinionated memoir of his 8 years on the unfair, unbalanced Fox information Channel operating as an affiliate manufacturer for invoice O'Reilly.

think wanting to conceal your actual ideals simply to preserve a task you hated. Now think your activity used to be generating the largest express at the largest cable information channel in the USA, and you’ll get a feeling of what lifestyles used to be like for Joe Muto. As a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal, Joe’s viewpoints essentially didn’t mesh along with his employer—especially his direct manager, invoice O’Reilly.

So he did what any formidable, career-driven individual may do. He destroyed his occupation, spectacularly. He grew to become Gawker’s so-called Fox Mole.

Joe’s posts on Gawker garnered greater than 2.5 million hits in a single week. He published photos and knowledge that Fox information by no means sought after uncovered, together with a few tremendous unflattering photos of Mitt Romney. The dragnet closed round him quickly—he used to be fired inside thirty-six hours—so his top fabric by no means made it on-line. unlucky for his profession because the Fox Mole, yet a treasure trove for e-book readers.

An Atheist within the FOXhole has every little thing that liberals and Fox haters may perhaps wish: information about how Fox’s right-wing ideology is promoted in the course of the channel; why particular angles and personalities are the one ones broadcasted; the weird tales Fox anchors really believed (and handed directly to the public); and stories of behind-the-scenes mayhem and blunders, all a part of reporting Fox’s model of the inside track.

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