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Crazy Like a Fox: The Inside Story of How Fox News Beat CNN

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How brutal is the cable news business? When Fox News CEO Roger Ailes learned that Paula Zahn was negotiating with archrival CNN, Ailes fired Zahn immediately. When a reporter pointed out that Zahn had boosted ratings for Fox, Ailes replied, “I could have put a dead raccoon on the air this year and gotten a better rating than last year.”

Crazy Like A Fox tells one of the m

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 12th 2004 by Portfolio Hardcover
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Meh... I finished it just waiting for it to end.
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If you want to understand FOX, this is as good a place to start as any. Read it in a day, couldn't put it down!
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Rating - 7.5

Informative read that does a credible job of describing how Fox News took over the Cable News wars yet the reader is left w the impression that only the surface has been scratched - great sourcing

Becomes clear that leadership is an inner circle and that most CEO's are recycled from previous (and usually failed) positions; Also crystallizes why most mergers fail as there is rarely a morphed culture





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