By Joe Muto
The Fox Mole”whose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in Businessweek, The Hollywood Reporter, or even on The manhattan instances websitedelivers 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 desiring to conceal your real ideals simply to preserve a role you hated. Now think your task used to be generating the largest convey at the largest cable information channel in the US, and you’ll get a feeling of what existence was once like for Joe Muto. As a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal, Joe’s viewpoints sincerely didn’t mesh together with his employerespecially his direct manager, invoice O’Reilly.
So he did what any bold, career-driven individual could do. He destroyed his occupation, spectacularly. He turned Gawker’s so-called Fox Mole.
Joe’s posts on Gawker garnered greater than 2.5 million hits in a single week. He published pictures and data that Fox information by no means sought after uncovered, together with a few tremendous unflattering pictures of Mitt Romney. The dragnet closed round him quicklyhe was once fired inside thirty-six hoursso his top fabric by no means made it on-line. unlucky for his profession because the Fox Mole, yet a treasure trove for publication readers.
An Atheist within the FOXhole has every little thing that liberals and Fox haters may well hope: information about how Fox’s right-wing ideology is promoted through 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 errors, all a part of reporting Fox’s model of the inside track.
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Extra info for An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media
We begin by examining the electoral impact of dealignment. Aggregate election statistics describe the long‐term trends. In addition, we assemble individual‐level survey data from the national election studies in several nations. For instance, as the long‐term bonds between voters and parties erode, this creates the potential 38 The Consequences of Partisan Dealignment for greater volatility in results from election to election, increased split‐ticket voting and other electoral consequences. Another section examines the relationship between partisan and candidate images.
Partisan ties also help orient the individual to the complexities of politics, and provide a framework for assimilating political information, understanding political issues, and making political judgements. Furthermore, partisan ties mobilize individuals to participate in parties, elections, 22 Identiﬁcations and the processes of representative government. Thus, the extent of partisanship is an important political variable, and changes in these feelings over time provide us with a measure of the functioning of party‐based democracy.
Katz 1985; Schmitt 1989). By using national election studies this problem is minimized, though not completely resolved. Most of the national election studies also have a longer time series than the Eurobarometers. For comparison, we update the Schmitt/Holmberg Eurobarometer results for these nations in n. 7. 580 sig. 386 Period sig. 05 1965–93 1968–94 1952–96 (8) (10) (11) Note: The % with party identiﬁcation in column 1 is the average of the percentage expressing an identiﬁcation in the ﬁrst two surveys in each series.
An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto