Fox Effect How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine

ISBN-10: 0307279588
ISBN-13: 9780307279583
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president Roger Ailes, changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party.The Fox Effectfollows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television producer and media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Consequently, when he was hired in 1996 as the president of Rupert Murdoch’s flagship conservative cable news network, Ailes had little journalism experience, but brought to the job the mindset of a political operative. As Brock and Rabin-Havt demonstrate through numerous examples, Ailes used his extraordinary power and influence to spread a partisan political agenda that is at odds with long-established, widely held standards of fairness and objectivity in news reporting.Featuring transcripts of leaked audio and memos from Fox News reporters and executives,The Fox Effectis a damning indictment of how the network’s news coverage and commentators have biased reporting, drummed up marginal stories, and even consciously manipulated established facts in their efforts to attack the Obama administration.

He lives in Washington, D. C.

Introduction: Not Necessarily the News
Attack and Destroy
Roger's Rise
The Path to the Top
Building the Movement
A "Terrorist Fist Jab"?
A Stalin-esque Mouthpiece
Time for a Tea Party
Violent Rhetoric
Six Steps
Willie Horton … Times a Thousand
The Campaign
A Vote for Liberty
One Million Dollars
The Aftermath
The Puppet Master
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments

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