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

Joe Muto

The “Fox Mole”—whose dispatches for Gawker made headlines in Businessweek, The Hollywood Reporter, or even on The ny occasions 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.

Imagine desiring to conceal your precise ideals simply to preserve a role you hated. Now think your activity used to be generating the largest exhibit at the greatest cable information channel in the USA, 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 truly didn’t mesh together with his employer—especially his direct manager, invoice O’Reilly.

So he did what any formidable, career-driven individual could 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 data that Fox information by no means sought after uncovered, together with a few super unflattering photos of Mitt Romney. The dragnet closed round him quickly—he was once fired inside of thirty-six hours—so his most sensible fabric by no means made it on-line. unlucky for his occupation because the Fox Mole, yet a treasure trove for booklet readers.

An Atheist within the FOXhole has every thing that liberals and Fox haters may perhaps hope: information about how Fox’s right-wing ideology is promoted in the course of the channel; why particular angles and personalities are the single ones broadcasted; the unusual tales Fox anchors truly 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 scoop.

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