The Fox Effect

The Fox Effect

Using leaked internal emails and Roger Ailes’ own writings, including a never-before-seen private letter, there has never been a more compelling summation of Fox’s dangerous and destructive role in our democracy.

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 Effect” follows 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 Effect “is 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.

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User Review  – Kathleen – Goodreads

I am so the target audience for this book, but so far I’m not particularly loving its inartful writing. From the introduction on the blast of vitriol is like drinking from a firehose.

User Review  – Todd – Goodreads

There’s not much in general terms I didn’t know about Fox’s antics with Ailes at the head, but this book documents page after page of unethical and immoral practices that should be illegal in a …

User Review  – Lisa Mitchell – Goodreads

This book is my first review on GoodReads and I hope I’m going about this properly. The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine was a read that was unsettling and …

User Review  – L – Goodreads

Though Fox viewers are not likely to read this…they are in desperate need of doing so…they are so poorly misinformed of their “fair and balanced” station. And that’s not to say all media doesn’t have severe limitations…but Fox just goes beyond the pale…

User Review  – Scott Kumis – Goodreads

Great breakdown of why you can’t trust Fox News. Too bad the people who need to read it (Fox viewers) never would give it a chance.

User Review  – Jim Razinha – Goodreads

I have to disclose that I have been crying for Fox News, or as I often refer to them, “MockNews”, to drop the “Fair and Balanced” tag for a long time or at least do what Vince McMahon did and embrace …

User Review  – Jason – Goodreads

I have not read this book yet. But neither has the person who slapped a one-star review upon it. So let’s just go ahead and re-set the ratings. It’s got a knee-jerk one-star rating and a knee-jerk five star rating. Now, what does it actually deserve?

User Review  – Jim – Goodreads

Recommended by Credo. I bought the Kindle version after reading the sample. The findings are very well documented, and I think it has a lot to say. I also think the best curative for bad information is better information.

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