"Rock Talk"
With Allan Handelman



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Allan Handleman

The Allan Handelman Show
For July 5, 2014

The Allan Handelman Show deals with all issues relevant to the Rock Culture, not just music. Rock Stars, newsmakers, pop culture icons and always the most amazing people in the world. Hear all sides of the story and listen to a variety of media. Then, make up your own mind. It's the Talk Show for people who don't even listen to talk shows.

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Attention online listeners:

  • **PLEASE NOTE: Allan's WSJS weekday show (Mon-Fri 3-6 PM) and the weekend syndicated show (Rock Talk) are two separate and very different shows. Both shows can now be heard on WSJS.COM. For now, the Sunday show also airs on WSJS 3-6 PM (ET).
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  • We hope this makes things a little more convenient than just offering two different airing times.

Among the guests and topics on this week's show:

  • A fascinating peek behind the curtain of the Fox News Channel. JOE MUTO graduated from the University of Notre Dame, then landed a job at the Fox News Channel as a freelance production assistant. He remained at Fox for eight years and was an associate producer for THE O'REILLY FACTOR when he became GAWKER'S Fox Mole. His new book, An Atheist in the Foxhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media. www.joemuto.com.
  • The Beach Boys LIVE. The 50th Anniversary Tour. On this week's show you'll hear much of the over 2-Hours from this acclaimed tour. Also, listen to win copies of this 2-CD set throughout the show.

Click to view on Amazon.comThe founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world's most legendary bands in popular music history, reunited in 2012 for a global 50th Anniversary celebration, including a new album release, a major international tour, and commemorative catalog releases. The celebration now continues with the release of their new concert album, Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour, a 2CD and digital collection of 41 standout recordings from the acclaimed tour. This week listen to win copies and hear a large portion of the tour.\

Click to view on Amazon.comJoe's funny and engaging memoir, AN ATHEIST IN THE FOXHOLE: A Liberal's 8-year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media, describes a fascinating paradox: how did a self-professed "die-hard liberal" and atheist become a cog in the wheel of the most powerful name in conservative media?

Fresh out of college with a degree in Film and Television, Joe was eager for any job he could get in the industry—even if it meant Fox News. From his very first day there, Joe found the Fox newsroom to be an adrenaline-filled race to break a story, filled with salty news veterans and foul-mouthed young producers, all who became his comrades-in-arms. The job was challenging, and, despite the politics, he enjoyed working in the industry.

As the years wore on, Joe moved from the newsroom to working for Bill O'Reilly—Fox's number one talking head. During the week he honed conservative story pitches for O'Reilly from his desk next to Glenn Beck's and Sean Hannity's offices; on weekends he donated to Democratic candidates and learned how to comically deflect the inevitable "what do you do?" questions at liberal Brooklyn bars and parties. Soon he just couldn't take it anymore. So Joe did what any ambitious, career-driven person would do. He destroyed his career, spectacularly.

AN ATHEIST IN THE FOXHOLE FOLLOWS the arc of Joe's career and reveals the details of his final, frantic days at Fox. The memoir contains intriguing, surprising, and entertaining insights, including specifics about how Fox's right-wing ideology is promoted throughout the channel; who does (and doesn't) drink the ideological "Koolaid;" why specific angles and personalities are the only ones broadcast; and an inside perspective on all the channel's star anchors.

  • How a liberal survived working for Fox News for eight years
  • How Fox's right-wing ideology is promoted throughout the network
  • An insider's perspective on current and former Fox stars: Bill O'Reilly, Megyn Kelley, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck etc.
  • What liberals would be disappointed to know about Ann Coulter
  • The truth about Fox's "Fair and Balanced" motto
  • Tales of behind-the-scenes mistakes and mayhem at Fox
  • Common misperceptions about Fox
  • What he would change about Fox

JOE MUTO graduated from the University of Notre Dame, then landed a job at the Fox News Channel as a freelance production assistant. He remained at Fox for eight years and was an associate producer for THE O'REILLY FACTOR when he became GAWKER'S Fox Mole.



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