An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey by Joe Muto

By Joe Muto

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

think wanting to conceal your precise ideals simply to hold a task you hated. Now think your task was once generating the most important exhibit at the largest cable information channel in the US, and you’ll get a feeling of what existence used to be like for Joe Muto. As a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal, Joe’s viewpoints in actual fact didn’t mesh together with his employer—especially his direct manager, invoice O’Reilly.

So he did what any formidable, career-driven individual may do. He destroyed his profession, 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 pictures and data that Fox information by no means sought after uncovered, together with a few tremendous unflattering pictures of Mitt Romney. The dragnet closed round him quickly—he used to be fired inside thirty-six hours—so his most sensible fabric by no means made it on-line. unlucky for his profession because the Fox Mole, yet a treasure trove for booklet readers.

An Atheist within the FOXhole has every thing that liberals and Fox haters might hope: information about how Fox’s right-wing ideology is promoted during the channel; why particular angles and personalities are the one ones broadcasted; the weird tales Fox anchors truly believed (and handed directly to the public); and stories of behind-the-scenes mayhem and blunders, all a part of reporting Fox’s model of the inside track.

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METHODOLOGY AND CASE SELECTION In their 1976 survey of the literature on the arms dynamic in the United States, Allison and Morris concluded that there was 'an overwhelming need for many more careful, detailed case histories aimed at developing preliminary causal maps of the weapons development process'; this need still exists 20 years on. While recognising the difficulty of such as exercise, they nevertheless made three recommendations. First, they suggested that such studies should clearly define what aspect of the force structure they are examining, that is, what exactly is the dependent variable.

33 This distinction between fighter bombers and helicopter gunships is very significant. Each was designed to attack US ground forces in different ways and so each required a different response from air defence units. Soviet fighter bombers could have attacked in two ways. They may have approached the target at a low altitude, then climbed steeply to a high vantage point (600 to 2,300 metres), from which to locate the target and release their weapons in a dive. In this 'pop-up' profile, Soviet fighter bombers would have been vulnerable to air defence AD fire.

But even here, the perception of legislators wasting money on obsolete weapons for simply electoral purposes is far greater than the reality. If things were otherwise, why is it, as Mayer notes, that 'the two most powerful congressional players in defence policy [in the 1980s], Sam Nunn Aspin and Les Aspin, represent areas with small stakes in defence contracting'? Significantly, these men do not appear to have sought to use their positions to secure additional defence contracts for their constituencies.

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