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

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This is the hysterical true story of Joe Muto, a typical liberal
just-out-of-college kid, who as a fluke sent in a resume to Fox News
Corp. – and ended up working for 8 years in the trenches of Fox News in
NYC, eventually working on the O’Reilly Factor. The book alternates
between Joe’s last day when he was finally booted and the story of how
Fox News operates and Joe’s years inside, trying to fit in and learn to
cope with his own feelings and the opinions of the Fox Network. This
book is incredibly funny and informative.

— Wil


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.

About the Author

JOEMUTO 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."

Praise For…

“Well-written and structured in surprising ways" - Tampa Bay Times
-Joe Muto

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525953951
ISBN-10: 0525953957
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2013
Pages: 323
Language: English