With glee I instantly bought the new FOX News expose (as an audio book) by Joe Mudo.
… Then made the trip to Manhattan to confront the biggest FOX star himself, Papa Bear.
Like Colbert, I’m a HUGE fan of mocking Bill O’Reilly.
Release date: June 4, 2013 – An Atheist in the FOXhole:
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. …
Sadly, I didn’t learn much from the book.
FOX News is no villain, merely a highly successful, insanely profitable business.
Boss hog Rupert Murdoch is just as happy with FOX News dollars, as he is with profits from The Simpsons and Modern Family, both FOX business products.
Joe Mudo concludes the book predictably …
If FOX News would only concede that they mainly take a right wing point-of-view, we’d have nothing to complain about.
EVERYONE — EVERYONE — knows that “Fair and Balanced” is a motto that can only be taken ironically by any thinking human being.
Only the blind take that motto literally.
Joe confirms that O’Reilly is more about high ratings than Conservative “idiocracy“.
Bill went rogue in 2008, backing President Bush’s massive Bank bailout.
More recently …
Bill O’Reilly marched into the mother of all battles against the forces of intolerance, and it hasn’t nearly ended. He said that gays are winning the battle over marriage because they have “the compelling argument,” and that those opposed to gay marriage need to come up with an actual argument rather than just “thump the Bible.”
This erupted into in a made-for-YouTube shouting match with Laura Ingraham, which O’Reilly happily hosted on his Fox show …
Dr. Laura is worst of the worst. Still.
Even the truly mentally ill FOX host Glenn Beck is back-pedalling on Gay marriage.
Astonishingly, it turns out that Ann Coulter is no she demon, but — in real life — a likeable and charming woman.
O’Reilly impressed me, overall, in the book. Sarah Palin comes off worst.
You can skip this book. Any episode of Jon Stewart or Colbert will tell you as much as you need to know about FOX National News.
The local news affiliates are quite good, so far as I can tell.