An Atheist in the FOXhole

An Atheist in the FOXhole

A Liberal’s Eight-Year Odyssey into the Heart of the Right-Wing Media


Read by: Joe Muto

Format
Audiobook Download – Unabridged
Price
$29.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9781101619810
  • 9:42:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

Praise for An Atheist in the Foxhole:

An Atheist in the Foxhole mixes work anecdotes with the story of the uncomfortable hours before he was led out of Fox’s office… His book isn’t a diatribe, and is often funny.” —AP
 
“Well-written and structured in surprising ways… the material on O’Reilly is interesting … a compelling, detailed look at how cable’s top anchor chooses stories and develops his onscreen image.” – Tampa Bay Times

“[Muto shares] laugh-out loud looks inside the Fox newsroom from the O’Reilly/Sean Hannity ego clashes to the is-Palin-really-that-dumb revelations.” —Examiner.com

“Foxhole is a lot of fun…Muto shines is in his vivid descriptions of day-to-day life at Fox.” —New Statesman
 
 
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