Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land

by

Arlie Russell Hochschild

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A conservative cable news channel that most of Hochschild’s acquaintances watch primarily and trust above all other sources. Whereas liberals tend to see Fox as a propaganda machine for the Republican Party, many Louisiana conservatives see it as defending their moral principles and talking back to the rest of media, which they find too liberal. Hochschild notes that Fox often has the power to dictate what its viewers care about and fear.

Fox News Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land

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Chapter 8 Quotes

As a powerful influence over the views of the people I came to know, Fox News stands next to industry, state government, church, and the regular media as an extra pillar of political culture all its own.

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Page Number: 126
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Chapter 7 – The State: Governing the Market 4,000 Feet Below
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...jar of peaches as she leaves, and she drives away wondering what Mike’s church and Fox News were telling him about his community, his government, and the people that government helps. (full context)
Chapter 8 – The Pulpit and the Press: “The Topic Doesn’t Come Up”
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...shows Hochschild the conservative pundits, politicians, church leaders, and news sources she follows on Twitter. Fox News, Hochschild explains, is “an extra pillar of political culture all its own” among Louisiana... (full context)
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...Hochschild notes that “none of the people I talked to” echoed the “extreme language” of Fox, which used words like “tyranny, apparat, terrorist, and strangler” to decry liberal policies. One Louisiana... (full context)
Chapter 9 – The Deep Story
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...and “telling you that these line cutters deserve special treatment,” something “the real story” on Fox News disproves. Obama “is their president, not your president”—he “seems ‘fishy,’” as though “secret strings... (full context)
Chapter 10 – The Team Player: Loyalty Above All
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...the real number is 1.9%. Janice recalls examples of wasteful government spending she saw on Fox News, like a half-billion dollars invested in solar company, an EPA employee who watched pornography... (full context)
Chapter 11 – The Worshipper: Invisible Renunciation
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...home, Jackie expresses her concern that the liberal media will corrupt her children into rejecting Fox News and believing in global warming. She explains that she used to be more politically... (full context)
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
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...for his stepdaughter’s children, which gave him plenty of time to follow the news—but “mainly Fox.” He continued to lampoon the “donut-bloated overpaid useless ass bureaucrats” at the EPA for their... (full context)
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...stayed in touch with Hochschild by phone. Lee adores Donald Trump, watches 14 hours of Fox News a day, and defends the president’s “right to his own opinion.” Hochschild brings him... (full context)
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...each side was partially to blame for the violence and had “very fine people.” Besides Fox News, national media responded with an appropriate scrutiny of his “reluctance to condemn” the demonstration;... (full context)