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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Media Matters for America, Ari Rabin-Havt, David Brock Narrator: Bob Dunsworth Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • “Media Matters tells the truth—and then spreads the truth far and wide. They are a leading and effective voice in combating misinformation. This latest book, by founder David Brock, makes clear the threat that incendiary journalism poses to our democracy.”

    Nancy Pelosi

  • “This pointed study of modern politics is both a must-read and a cautionary tale.”

    Senator John F. Kerry

  • “Think of any conservative-media scandal of the past few years…and it’s a good bet that a Media Matters researcher flagged the offending clip, uploaded it to the group’s website, and got the party started.”

    New York Magazine

  • “It’s the truth, stupid. That’s Brock, Rabin-Havt and Media Matters’ message and it’s a pretty darn good one.”

    James Carville

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/17/2014

    " Quite revealing look on how Fox News has warped and ruined American politics. Pretty depressing, but definitely something worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by L Eaton | 12/27/2013

    " 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... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Driscoll | 12/22/2013

    " A must read. Unfortunately, those that actually need to read it, won't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackie | 12/7/2013

    " I'll admit this book was preaching to the choir. I only wish staunch Faux fans like my dad would give this book a chance. "

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