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

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

by Joe Muto
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An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto

“Hilariously details the inner workings of the cable news network.” —The Daily Beast
 
After college, Joe Muto—a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal—took an entry-level position at Fox News. Joe kept quiet about his political views and initially enjoyed the newsroom camaraderie. But after he began working for Bill O’Reilly—Fox’s number one talking head—Joe just couldn’t take it anymore. He went rogue by becoming Gawker’s Fox Mole, and was outed (and fired) in thirty-six hours.
Reminiscent of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, An Atheist in the FOXhole is filled with hilarious, untold tales that will appall and delight the millions who love to hate FOX news.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101624203
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 544,807
File size: 956 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joe Muto worked at Fox for eight years. He lives in Brooklyn.

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An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wonder about what really goes on at FOX. This gets you inside the door. Not salacious, but still very revealing. Muto is consistently humble, sometimes apologetic but he shouldn't be. He takes about as balanced an approach as you would think possible, given the bizarre circimstances. I was highly entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. All the Righties should read the book before giving it a bad review based on their potitics. Very well done and kept me engaged to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.  Very intersting, very funny.  Great new author.   A must read
JustMyTwoCents More than 1 year ago
No Great Revelations about Fox News - Simply an Interesting Tale I was surprised that there were a few people who provided reviews for the book after acknowledging they hadn't read it. For the record, I consider myself a moderate--neither too liberal nor too conservative and while I have watched all the various pundits on Fox News and on MSNBC, I don't tend to follow anyone in particular, because too often the "news" is skewered one way or another to iillicit outrage.Who needs it?There were no great revelations about Fox news or any of the main players, such as Bill O'Reilly. I mean, does anyone doubt he is arrogant and demanding? What I found most interesting about this book was the writing style and self-deprecating humor. I thiink Muto might make a nice fit with the Daily Show or the Colbert Report, albeit kept on a short leash. Jon? Stephen? Are you reading this? All in all this was a fun romp, by a young man who decided wisely or unwisely to Go Rogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you love or hate Fox News, this book provides some very entertaining insight into what goes on behind the scenes of a major news network. Well written and easy to read, I blew through this book over a weekend. I just couldn't put it down.
HedgeW More than 1 year ago
The conservatives that dismiss this book without reading it are missing a good read. Joe Muto provides many sly put-downs of naive liberal views, and a number of real compliments to many of those faces on Fox news. Most of the book describes the surprisingly low-budget behind-the-scenes production of the programs, and the very interesting characters (most of whom Joe likes) that make it work. From beginning to end, the book alternates between the final scenes as the search for the mole is on, and flash-backs to the work experiences of Joe rising from new intern to associate producer - the great majority on the work experiences, with the possibility of being caught and possibly dragged down to some unknown dungeon in the sub-basement providing some suspense and a bit of humor. In short, this is not a Michael Moore style castigation of Fox news, but a fascinating look inside at the people who produce the news and commentary, many of whom Joe positively respects.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an unbiased observer, let me say if you want a good look inside Fox, read this book. However, don't expect it to be a conservative-bashing, liberal-spewing piece (so don't expect an Al Franken style book.) I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was fascinating to get a look behind the scenes of the news channel with the highest ratings, and Muto is a very funny writer. It's obvious that he respects Bill O'Reilly and much of the crew he worked with. I highly recommend this book, whether you abhor Fox News or watch it religiously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look forward to reading it. People watch Faux News not to learn something new, but to reinforce what they already believe in. i.e. Obama is a Muslim, Kenyan, etc. The decline of the Republican Party was certainly helped by the clowns at Fox.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I assumed it would be a good read after seeing all of the reviews from the right-wingers...and i was right!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not actually read this book. However, I've learned from the other reviews that it's appropriate to review a book based on my liberal biases after having only reading the introduction. I don't usually purchase any books that fuel the right/left wing flames because I feel unfulfilled and depressed after reading them, and they have a tendency to only entrench us further in our own beliefs and make it more difficult to find common ground. Having said that, these "scathing," misspelled one-star reviews have done more to fortify my liberalism than this book ever could. They convinced me not only to rate the quality of this book without having read it, but also to read it. FIVE STARS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How about sneaking around NBC, CBS,ABC or MSNBC for a few years to find out why they won't cover anytjing that makes progressives squirm- oh, that's right, nobody watches those channels and Soros (Media matters ) and friends won't pay for spying on their own propaganda . I don't care for O'Reilly, but at least FOX has some good reporters, such as Brett Bayer, the top rated news anchor today on any channel.
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Jack_Dee More than 1 year ago
Not as anti-right wing as I would have thought but, a great description of the over-inflated egos at FOX. It would have been more humorous if the liars at FOX were not destroying our country.
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Brilliant!
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