The Fox Effect

David Brock Anchor Political Science

Here is comprehensive overview of the tumultuous career of former Fox News president Roger Ailes and a must-read for anyone looking to understand his legacy and impact on news media. 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.

ISBN10 : 9780307947680 , ISBN13 : 0307947688

Page Number : 227


Frederick Forsyth C. Bertelsmann Verlag Biography & Autobiography

Sein Leben schreibt die besten Geschichten – die spannende Autobiografie des Welt-Bestsellerautors Frederick Forsyth war der jüngste Pilot der Royal Air Force, anschließend ein erfolgreicher Journalist an den Brennpunkten der Weltpolitik, bevor er seine Karriere als Autor mit einem Paukenschlag begann: Der Schakal. Seitdem haben seine Thriller Maßstäbe gesetzt, denn sie sind so nah an der Wirklichkeit, dass man sie als Prophezeiungen lesen kann. Er nimmt die Leser mit auf eine Zeitreise, die für deutsche Leser besonders interessant ist. Nach dem Mauerbau berichtet Forsyth als Korrespondent aus Ost-Berlin. Dabei ist er auch dem amerikanischen Geheimdienst behilflich. Nur leider ist er bei seinen amourösen Abenteuern so unvorsichtig, dass er das Land Hals über Kopf verlassen muss. Forsyth erzählt dabei von ersten Erfahrungen als Schüler im Nachkriegsdeutschland, von gefährlichen Abenteuern auf allen Kontinenten bis zur Erfüllung eines Traums, den er als kleiner Junge hatte. Ein Leben – spannend wie ein Thriller.

ISBN10 : 9783641167325 , ISBN13 : 3641167329

Page Number : 356

Introducing The Medieval Fox

Paul Wackers University of Wales Press Art

This book is an entertaining, informative and enchanting introduction to its subject – just as those medieval banes of the farmyard, the Fox and the Vixen, were enchanting in escapades from fables and funny tales, from beastly epic poems and bestiaries, and from medieval material culture (in Danish wall-paintings and Dutch manuscript illustrations and statues, stained-glass and Italian mosaics). There exist books on medieval fox stories and on the animal’s iconography, which are important themes in this study, but this book is the first holistic approach to all types of manifestations of foxes in medieval culture – from medical recipes and fur trade, to Bible commentaries and hunting manuals.

ISBN10 : 9781786839893 , ISBN13 : 178683989X

Page Number : 178

How To Tame A Fox And Build A Dog

Lee Alan Dugatkin University of Chicago Press Science

This true story of an amazing breeding experiment in Siberia is “part science, part Russian fairy tale, and part spy thriller” (The New York Times Book Review). Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But despite appearances, these are not dogs—they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken—imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. This is the extraordinary, untold story of this remarkable undertaking. Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a span of about 15,000 years, but within a decade, Belyaev and Trut’s fox breeding experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes with floppy ears, piebald spots, and curly tails. Along with these physical changes came genetic and behavioral changes, and with each generation, they became increasingly interested in human companionship. To date, fifty-six generations of foxes have been domesticated. In this book Trut, along with biologist and science writer Lee Dugatkin, tells the story of the adventure, science, politics, and love behind it all. Dugatkin and Trut take us inside this path-breaking experiment in the midst of the brutal Siberian winters to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today. “The science is profound, but the authors write accessibly and engagingly—and their vulpine subjects are awfully cute, too. Of compelling interest to any animal lover.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A cheerful, easy-to-read account. . . . spin[s] complex genetic science into a fascinating story about adorable foxes.” —Publishers Weekly “An extraordinary story.” —Times Literary Supplement

ISBN10 : 9780226444215 , ISBN13 : 022644421X

Page Number : 237

The Fox Went Out On A Chilly Night

Peter Spier Doubleday Books for Young Readers Juvenile Fiction

This Caldecott Honor book from beloved illustrator Peter Spier is a spirited take on a classic American folk song. "[Spier's] finely detailed, action-packed New England autumn vistas are almost startlingly beautiful."—The New York Times Over fifty years after he won a Caldecott Honor for The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, legendary illustrator Peter Spier went back to this time-honored favorite in 2014 to paint the half of the book that was originally printed in black and white. In this glowing, restored vision of Spier’s beloved classic, follow the wily fox as he roams a sleepy New England town in search of a meal, with tones and textures so vivid you can almost hear the crackle of crisp fall leaves and the ripples of the river in the moonlight.

ISBN10 : 9780307982834 , ISBN13 : 0307982831

Page Number : 48