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Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees
Foxnews.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | Roger Ailes

Posted on 05/24/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

Dear colleagues,

The recent news about the FBI’s seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into question whether the federal government is meeting its constitutional obligation to preserve and protect a free press in the United States. We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a "co-conspirator" in a crime. I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone or email account to gather news or even call a friend or family member? Well, they shouldn’t have done it. The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time. We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.

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In some ways, Ailes actually enabled the spying, and now he's acting like this is all a big surprise?.

Flashback:

Behind the War Between White House and Fox

Ailes' "Course Correction"

Roger Ailes ‘thinks Palin is an idiot’

I wonder if he still thinks that Palin is stupid?

1 posted on 05/24/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

What??? Put down the bong!


2 posted on 05/24/2013 4:09:11 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth

No, bong...Ailes has been trying to quietly cozy up to the Obama Regime, and now it’s come back to bite him squarely on his fat butt. I guess you haven’t noticed the left turn at Fox News since 2010?


3 posted on 05/24/2013 4:13:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I think ailes is stupid... fired Brit Hume’s wife as News Director and crapped on Conservatives by slamming left and keeping an openly gay flamer as head anchor. Coddling old bill o’bloviator was another dumb move. Palin has been right all along and rupert and ailes only care about their success and getting along with the powers that be... until that got them injured and along with that... an attack on our First Amendment. Maybe they will wake up?

LLS


4 posted on 05/24/2013 4:15:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“keeping an openly gay flamer as head anchor.”

Apologies for my ignorance, who is that?


5 posted on 05/24/2013 4:23:35 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN
“keeping an openly gay flamer as head anchor.”

Apologies for my ignorance, who is that?

The guy who leads into the O'Reilly Factor? Who else could it be?

6 posted on 05/24/2013 4:28:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Well, Roger, how hard are you going to fight back? Are you going to reverse your move into ‘moderacy’ and give Conservatives their time in the sun, or are you going to stick with the rovian attacks on us even now that you know we were right all along?
Your words are hollow if they are not followed up by action. Are you brave enough to stand by your words?
WE are watching.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 4:32:53 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: V_TWIN
Apologies for my ignorance, who is that?


8 posted on 05/24/2013 4:35:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MestaMachine
Not all of us.

Miss the beauties but not the beasts.

9 posted on 05/24/2013 4:35:32 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: V_TWIN

shep


10 posted on 05/24/2013 4:38:46 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Timber Rattler

“We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era...”

The Obama regime is on a political witch hunt for communists and communist sympathizers?


11 posted on 05/24/2013 4:43:10 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Timber Rattler; MestaMachine

Surprised I ain’t, but I did not know that................. Well that explains all the drama.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 4:44:08 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: luvbach1

At 2:00 and 6:00 CST I have to turn Fox News off because of Shepherd Smith. Cannot stomach the idiot any longer. Fox needs to get rid of Shep


13 posted on 05/24/2013 4:50:49 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Timber Rattler

“Ailes has been trying to quietly cozy up to the Obama Regime”
_____________________________________________________

Everything else in Amereka is going Communist, Why would FOX want to be left out?
If America is ever to recover, it will be many years down the road from the Obamination.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 4:54:58 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: hondact200

I can’t watch him either & the TV is on something other than FOX when he’s on.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 4:55:23 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia
mug shot
16 posted on 05/24/2013 5:03:14 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Same here. They also need to get rid of Chris Wallace. I can’t stand that flaming liberal.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 5:03:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Timber Rattler
We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.

He seems to contradict himself - we now know McCarthy was right - almost like he agrees with Zero's folks.....

18 posted on 05/24/2013 5:07:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: V_TWIN

Shep Smith. Can’t you tell?

LLS


19 posted on 05/24/2013 5:07:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: MestaMachine

My guess is that Fox will push further left.

LLS


20 posted on 05/24/2013 5:08:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Timber Rattler

No worries. Whorealdo will explain it all away...


21 posted on 05/24/2013 5:11:46 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Timber Rattler
We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.

McCarthy was right.

22 posted on 05/24/2013 5:12:41 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Timber Rattler

I’ll bet ole Shep’s lead-off story today will be the fag invasion of the Boy Scouts. Can see the glee in his eyes now.
He’ll also voice his disappointment that sodomite Scout leaders are not being accepted just yet, but say it’s bound to happen soon.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 5:13:30 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Beagle8U
And then there's


24 posted on 05/24/2013 5:17:10 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: MestaMachine

Pretty sad that letter had to be written at all. America is so upside down....

Now that he’s made a stand, will they start reporting ALL the news that’s out there?


25 posted on 05/24/2013 5:17:31 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: combat_boots

Thank you for sharing that with me .... at least it was before breakfast!


26 posted on 05/24/2013 5:19:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Lucky9teen

I guess we’ll see. The thing really is, is MURDOCH up for the fight.


27 posted on 05/24/2013 5:20:03 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Timber Rattler

It could be because Ailes is SCARED of the Obama White House.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 5:22:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Isaiah 5:20 explains “the world is so upside down”.


29 posted on 05/24/2013 5:27:21 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: combat_boots

Was the charge “buggery”?


30 posted on 05/24/2013 5:29:14 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: All
.. unseen since the McCarthy era ..

Lost 90% credibility right there !

Step away from the mirror and try a book, Roger ..

Blacklisted by History



             

31 posted on 05/24/2013 5:29:22 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Timber Rattler

Hey Ailes, enough of that “McCarthy” crap. Stop perpetuating a lie.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 5:29:43 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Timber Rattler
The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time.

(putting on my Clintonesque legalese parsing hat)

U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The text says that CONGRESS shall make no law. Where does it say the Executive Branch can't?

You know they'll do it...

33 posted on 05/24/2013 5:30:53 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ailes is just another “Amanda Bynes Dead Body Part”....

Why hasn’t Fox taken legal action?

Are they still so Obama Supporter....like they were when attacking Birthers...


34 posted on 05/24/2013 5:36:02 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: LibLieSlayer

he also hired Sally Kohn, or is it Khon, but anyway she worked for media matters, is a homosexual activist, keeps shep smith who is nothing but a drama queen and then there is Geraldo, the man who makes his stories up as if he were in battle


35 posted on 05/24/2013 5:37:17 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: hondact200

not watched Smith for years,.
He and Geraldo are drama queens, can’t stand them and how they stayed on air is stunning.


36 posted on 05/24/2013 5:38:53 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ailes is not a conservative, is just a liberal who hates taxes which would explain his attacks on Sarah, hiring homosexual activists and keeping drama queens and I seem to remember a certain owner of a media outlet bugging other peoples phones to get news in the UK


37 posted on 05/24/2013 5:42:43 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ailes also doesn’t know the real story of the McCarthy era, or he would not have defamed Joe McCarthy in this little letter.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 5:56:53 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: AlexW

Oddly, Nikita Khrushchev and Joe McCarthy were BOTH right! It’s Amerika now.


39 posted on 05/24/2013 5:59:55 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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40 posted on 05/24/2013 6:15:39 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ailes did not say Palin is an idiot. At least not in the link you posted.


41 posted on 05/24/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Third Person

Amen.


42 posted on 05/24/2013 6:19:02 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Timber Rattler

...Ailes has been trying to quietly cozy up to the Obama Regime, and now it’s come back to bite him....

&&&
Exactly. He backed down from the Saudis and from Soros.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 6:21:01 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Timber Rattler

As a general comment -— Why is the media focusing on the Fox wiretap? I realize this story is about Ailes. But what happened to the CNN wiretaps? That sort of faded away. Hmmm. It seems the backdrop of these stories should be that obama admin is targeting the press - CNN and Fox - and not be limited to Fox.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:17 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Beagle8U

I couldn’t agree more about Wallace. There are tons of unbiased journalists who should have been given that spot.

I’m disgusted with the entire “fair and balanced” tripe. I watch FOX to get the factual news, not to listen to the likes of Beckel (sp?) and Juan Williams spew the liberal talking points of the day.

EODGUY


45 posted on 05/24/2013 6:26:26 AM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ailes would have been wiser to invest in cryptography for his phone lines and emails. OpSec is critical to newsgathering in a liberal run world.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 6:34:13 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: manc

They all need to go!

LLS


47 posted on 05/24/2013 6:36:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: combat_boots

Was that from his biatch-fight over a parking space in Tallahassee during Bush-Gore?

Ole Miss shouldn’t mess with them Noles folks


48 posted on 05/24/2013 6:39:21 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: V_TWIN

49 posted on 05/24/2013 6:45:26 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Timber Rattler
I guess you haven’t noticed the left turn at Fox News since 2010?

Exhibit A ....

However, in Ailes and Fox' defense, they are the CLOSEST thing we have to a free press and deserve credit for providing a platform for the only conservative voices (Megyn Kelly?! ... and others) that we hear in national media today.

Any organization that causes such pain and hatred in liberals has got to be a good thing overall. Thank you for that Roger Ailes.

50 posted on 05/24/2013 6:49:45 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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