The Fox Effect

The Fox Effect

How Roger Ailes Turned A Network Into A Propaganda Machine

Book - 2012
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Reveals how FoxNews has evolved into an aggressive partisan advocate for the Republican party, citing the roles of Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch in promoting agendas that contrast with traditional standards of fairness and objectivity.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780307279583
Branch Call Number: 791.4509 BROCK
Characteristics: vi, 329 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rabin-Havt, Ari


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Jul 15, 2013

If you have no problem with MSNBC doing the same thing for the Democratic Party then shut up about FOX. Just saying.

voisjoe1 May 16, 2012

In the Fox Effect, Brock and Rabin-Havt describe how Roger Ailes, a former Republican aide, turned Fox News from a news organization into a right-wing propaganda machine. The heart of the book, gives examples of Fox's six step method in the attempt to destroy organizations or people that work for the middle-class and the poor.

Some of steps are to introduce a lie, spread the lie with massive, coordinated coverage, shame the main media for ignoring the story, and then Fox getting praise for the "discovery" before the main media figures out that there is no basis in reality for the lie.

Examples would be Obama attended madrassas, Obama was not born in America, Acorn was helping to steal elections, climate change science is a hoax, and the Affordable Care Act contained "death panels".

The sad fact is that the lies are repeated so often before they are debunked, that massive numbers of people do not realize they've been hoodwinked. Because of this, America is not addressing some the most serious problems.


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