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An Atheist in the FOXhole

For almost eight years, Joe Muto worked for Fox News Channel. He spent much of that time as a producer for conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly. But Muto didn’t share the political opinions of his boss or his employer. He was an Obama-loving, godless, bleeding-heart liberal. In a new book, Muto takes us behind the scenes at Fox News to reveal the inner-workings of one of America’s most popular media outlets, how it drives a message and how fair and balanced its approach really is. Muto’s book is called An Atheist in the Foxhole, and he joins us on Thursday to talk about it.


Joe Muto worked for Fox News Channel for almost eight years before starting an anonymous column about the network for Gawker.com. He'd come to known as the "Fox News mole." His first book is called An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media. [Amazon/Indiebound]. You can follow Joe on Twitter at @JoeMuto

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.