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Hoax

Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth

The instant New York Times bestseller that reveals the collusion between Fox News and Donald Trump—with explosive new reporting covering the election and the January 6 riot.

As the nation recovers from the Trump presidency, many questions remain: Why was the COVID-19 pandemic so grossly mishandled? How did we get so politically polarized? What caused white nationalist groups to come out of the shadows, and are they here to stay?

The answers lie the twisted story of the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News. Through firsthand accounts from over 250 current and former Fox insiders, CNN anchor and chief media correspondent Brian Stelter unlocks the inner workings of Rupert Murdoch’s multibillion-dollar media empire. The confessions are shocking: “We don’t really believe all this stuff,” a producer says. “We just tell other people to believe it.”

Stelter completes the story of the Trump years and looks toward the future of the network that made him. Hoax is a book for anyone who reads the news and wonders how we got here, and what happens next.

Courtesy of CNN

Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the world’s top media stories every Sunday. Prior to joining CNN in 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times. His first book, the New York Times bestseller Top of the Morning, inspired the Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show. Stelter is a consulting producer on the series. He is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News. He lives in New York with his wife and two children and is also the author of Hoax.

Courtesy of CNN

Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the world’s top media stories every Sunday. Prior to joining CNN in 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times. His first book, the New York Times bestseller Top of the Morning, inspired the Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show. Stelter is a consulting producer on the series. He is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News. He lives in New York with his wife and two children and is also the author of Hoax.

"Author Brian Stelter energetically narrates this impassioned takedown of the incestuous relationship between President Trump and Fox News. A longtime media critic and host of CNN's 'Reliable Sources,' he reads his tell-all at a quick pace, his cadence worthy of a schooled broadcaster, his tone indignant. The author's voice reveals an unstinting sense of disappointment for Fox News' ceding of its programming to Trump; for its bullying, propaganda-spewing hosts (Hannity, Ingram, Tucker); for the the morning Trumpfest of 'Fox & Friends' and the dangerous downplaying of COVID-19. There's no doubt that with this book Stelter, who has been maligned by Fox anchors, has his day in the court of public opinion. His audiobook is a must for anyone who wants to understand Fox and its most important viewer."

– AudioFile Magazine

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