The Fox Effect by David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt, and Media Matters for America is the talk of media and political pundits alike. The book, which shows how Fox News changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party, has inspired plenty of discussion and debate. Read on for a round-up of the coverage.
The Huffington Post: “The Worst Things Said On Fox News.” David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt offer video proof of their thesis that, under president Roger Ailes, Fox News has “fundamentally damaged our political and media landscape, leaving a legacy of cynicism and destruction.”
The Daily Kos: “The Book That Terrifies Roger Ailes And Fox News.” “A new book from Media Matters was just released that chronicles the history of Fox News and explains how a small group of wealthy, politically connected conservative partisans conspired to build a pseudo-news network with the intent of advancing the right-wing agenda of the Republican Party. And that network, known for its drooling anti-liberalism, is scared spitless.”
The Daily Beast: “Roger Ailes Defends Glenn Beck Against Rabbi’s Complaints.” A stunning excerpt from The Fox Effect.
The Washington Examiner: “Will no one rid us of this troublesome network?” A scathing Op-Ed published in response to the book.
Crooks and Liars: “Gas Prices are a Perfect Example.” A discussion of The Fox Effect, a book that “really should be shared with as many people as possible.”