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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; ailes; bho44; doj; fox; foxnews; rosen
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To: LibLieSlayer

“They all need to go!”

I’m guessing Ailes will retire soon.

He contributed alleged support for American values to the anything-but-Benghazi headlines today, and he’s 73.


51 posted on 05/24/2013 6:53:25 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Timber Rattler

I guess it depends upon whether endorsing John McCain is smart....


52 posted on 05/24/2013 6:54:03 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: McGruff

He was right about the idiots with no political experience we ran like O’Donnell. She lost after all.


53 posted on 05/24/2013 7:54:48 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Guess I never really thought about it, I dislike him as a news person so I don’t watch him, but like i said, I ain’t surprised.


54 posted on 05/24/2013 8:03:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Servant of the Cross

Nice. lol


55 posted on 05/24/2013 8:05:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Timber Rattler

“...unseen since the McCarthy era...”

Dear Mr. Ailes:

McCarthy was on OUR side.

Regards,
An American


56 posted on 05/24/2013 8:13:23 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ssfromla

I’ve noticed they started to turn left around the same time you said they did. Also, years ago there was an english freeper here who warned all of us about murdoch, how he bought stations, leaned right and eventually turned leftist. Maybe his time has come to do that to the American People. And shep? I thought they have been squeezing him out of his job. i have noticed he’s not in his spots more than he is. Being Gay? My gaydar was on him a long time ago. I never watch his shows either. Hopefully someone will get the point with all of us changing. :D


57 posted on 05/24/2013 8:14:08 AM PDT by ssfromla
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To: Timber Rattler

We need a few hundred aggressive Jay Sekulow type lawyers that process lawsuits up the wazoo against this rogue government that it has to spend its time defending their positions.


58 posted on 05/24/2013 8:25:33 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: EODGUY

Juan Williams is such a dope. Is he there just for entertainment mindless rebuttal value? Rarely does he offer thoughtful analysis IMO.


59 posted on 05/24/2013 8:28:09 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Timber Rattler

I can’t help but chuckling at the left-promoting news organizations crying foul and feigning outrage. Time after time history hath shewn that as soon as their most fervent hopes become manifest - the leftist coup is achieved - they are the first marched to the wall and summarily dispatched.

I have no explanation for it. Sure, this is a warning sign, like the husband’s open-handed strikes becoming a fist for the first time. But they will never leave... the Media and the Left: till death do them part.


60 posted on 05/24/2013 8:30:12 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL! :-D


61 posted on 05/24/2013 8:46:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: LibLieSlayer
keeping an openly gay flamer as head anchor

FWIW, I don't believe Smith is openly gay. He's gay alright, imo, but he keeps his sex life in the closet.

62 posted on 05/24/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: V_TWIN

You couldn’t tell?


63 posted on 05/24/2013 8:49:49 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Beagle8U

Not as bad as dear old dad.


64 posted on 05/24/2013 8:50:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

Guess I never really thought about it, I dislike him as a news person so I don’t watch him, but like I said in a previous post, I ain’t surprised.........at all.


65 posted on 05/24/2013 9:03:34 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: tflabo

I can’t stand him either. He’s the token liberal who only spews the same talking points over and over. He doesn’t have an original thought in his micro brain.


66 posted on 05/24/2013 9:07:16 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: hondact200

I find that even when I turn the volume down on my TV when Shep Smith is on, his voice still hurts my head.


67 posted on 05/24/2013 9:18:00 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Biggirl

If Ailes was really interested in stopping this he would take this opportune time to tell the world that Soros, Emanuel, and Axelrod threatened to annihilate Fox through the FCC if they reported on Obama’s eligibility problem - once before the 2008 election and at least once between his election and inauguration.

Let’s get the truth out there. Obama’s regime has been able to be installed and to run roughshod over the Constitution because they have threatened the conservative press. It’s time to fight back. This is the big story that will dwarf the others, although it’s all cloth from the same bolt.


68 posted on 05/24/2013 9:33:36 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: butterdezillion

An aside. When Jay Carney was given the talking points to ask whether the birth certificate questions were valid, in response to questions about the validity of the questioning over the current “scandals”, those talking points were given to him by those who knew all about the threats to the media regarding the birth certificate issue. To most of us, Carney saying that the press should look into the birth certificate if they think these scandals are also worth checking out... sounded reasonable. But to the press that was a shot across the bow - a reminder that what they did to the press on the birth certificate issue can be done on these other issues as well.

If Ailes and the others in the media have half a brain between them all, they will realize that if they DON’T stand up to this now, and come out with the whole story to bury Obama once and for all, they will NEVER be rid of the Nazgul that are chasing them. Never. Now is the time to fight, not to cower. Obama’s regime is vulnerable because even the dems in Congress have to acknowledge that this thuggery is not OK. There could not be a more optimal time to come out with the truth. This coming Monday, if they have half a brain between them all, they will tell the story of how Obama was REALLY able to get into our White House.


69 posted on 05/24/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Bayou Dittohead
You're reading more into Isaiah than what Isaiah wrote ...

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

I'd recommend your thanking God for gravity ... and science in general ... Darwin included.

70 posted on 05/24/2013 9:50:56 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: EODGUY
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.

There's nothing wiser than putting liberal idiots into a "fair and balanced" arena to prove that they're idiots.

I detest liberals, and watching them squirm makes my day.

71 posted on 05/24/2013 10:07:37 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: treetopsandroofs

ailes has no excuse... he trained under Lee Attwater and that is a good as it gets... but ailes lost his way along the journey.

LLS


72 posted on 05/24/2013 10:15:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: V_TWIN

I certainly understand!

LLS


73 posted on 05/24/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lonevoice

He may think he is in the closet but his homosexuality screams loudly.

LLS


74 posted on 05/24/2013 10:17:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Constitution Day

I was troubled by that remark, as well. What was the impact of the anti-Communist house cleaning on the press?


75 posted on 05/24/2013 10:24:18 AM PDT by Eva
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To: LibLieSlayer

I agree with that. Still, the definition of “openly gay” is a guy who publicly declares his homosexuality, as did Anderson Cooper recently. Smith hasn’t done that.


76 posted on 05/24/2013 10:24:44 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Timber Rattler; sirchtruth

” UPDATE: John Coale, an advisor to Palin who, as Greta van Susteren’s husband, also knows the Fox News leadership, writes to rebut the claims of the unnamed Republican operative:

“I know both Roger and Sarah quite well, and nothing could be further from the truth than the unnamed ‘Republican’ who said Roger thinks Palin is an idiot,” Coale says.”

You need to finish reading before you post : )


77 posted on 05/24/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: MestaMachine

” 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?”

Ailes has been a real disappointment. 28 million a year (percentage bonuses) have gone to his head.


78 posted on 05/24/2013 11:30:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: McGruff; C. Edmund Wright

Good one!


79 posted on 05/24/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: NFHale

” Dear Mr. Ailes:

McCarthy was on OUR side.

Regards,
An American”

Thanks Hale!


80 posted on 05/24/2013 11:34:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You got it, bro...

For some reason, some on our side seem to help perpetuate the McCarthy myth. He knew who the bad guys were, and he went after them.

Our modern day GOP should take a lesson from it.


81 posted on 05/24/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You got it, bro...

For some reason, some on our side seem to help perpetuate the McCarthy myth. He knew who the bad guys were, and he went after them.

Our modern day GOP should take a lesson from it.


82 posted on 05/24/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

” Our modern day GOP should take a lesson from it.”

Those spineless puzzies?

Never!


83 posted on 05/24/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

They’re not all spineless...

The “old guard” yeah, but LTC West, Gov Walker, Issa, Lee, Cruz, Rand Paul... I think we have more “collective” spine than we give credit for...


84 posted on 05/24/2013 11:48:21 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

We will see how the amnesty scam works out. I grant you, we have a few good men, but is a few enough?


85 posted on 05/24/2013 11:58:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Timber Rattler

Here, here!


86 posted on 05/24/2013 12:01:31 PM PDT by swampthang77
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To: Timber Rattler

I mean here, here to Mr. Ailes’ chutzpa! ;)


87 posted on 05/24/2013 12:02:00 PM PDT by swampthang77
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“...we have a few good men, but is a few enough?...”

“We are enough to do our country loss” as Henry V said at Agincourt.

We’ll all play our small part in the grand battle, and what will be will be.


88 posted on 05/24/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

If we had a REAL battle, we would win easily.


89 posted on 05/24/2013 12:29:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

RE REal Battle:

This is as real as any other. Cold war versus Hot War, still war.

What did Clauswitz say - “War is politics by other means”??? Well, politics is dress rehearsal for war, pretty much.


90 posted on 05/24/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tflabo

I honestly don’t recall Williams ever expressing in independent thought. He follows the talking points to the letter. He clearly isn’t even in the vicinity of the sharpest tool in the shed.

EODGUY


91 posted on 05/24/2013 12:36:13 PM 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: equaviator

Of course the idiot at Faux has to bring up his Communist sympathies.


92 posted on 05/24/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Eva

None. All McCarthy managed to do was slow down the Communists by a tiny bit. They have controlled the country for long before McCarthy and long after. Meanwhile, they redirect and make everyone else the “enemy,” never revealing their own true evil and psychoses.


93 posted on 05/24/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Servant of the Cross

I strongly disagree that they are the best we conservatives have in regard to news media and I disagree that Fox causes much ire among liberals.

If the gov’t is Republican, Fox and Ailes are okay with their overreach. That isn’t conservative! Moreover, Fox provides liberals ammunition and, at times, a voice to speak to conservatives when they (the liberals) decide to accept invitations to come on to Fox. They are not our friend, and neither is Ailes, nor are they the closest we have to a free press. The Internet provides much more opportunity than the boob tube.


94 posted on 05/24/2013 1:45:24 PM PDT by Neoconmuslim
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To: lonevoice

You are correct of course... but I felt that I had to make an exception for old shep... he just exudes rainbows lace. :-)

LLS


95 posted on 05/24/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: V_TWIN

You do realize that according to law that if he used that against him that he would be sued and lose right?


96 posted on 05/24/2013 10:28:22 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: NFHale

Many people do not know their history. McCarthy wasn’t perfect, no one is, but he did a bang up job of weeding out communist cockroaches..he was voracious like a dog with a bone. We need the likes of him NOW!


97 posted on 05/25/2013 12:18:49 AM PDT by itssme
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To: NFHale
You left out one brave, hard-hitting Patriot...I can't think of his name..is it Trey Gower or Gowen? It's been said he should run against Lindseed Graham..they're from the same state, and he would be damn good replacement...the man fights, he articulate and knows his business, and he is fearless.
98 posted on 05/25/2013 12:23:59 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

‘___Gower or Gowen?’

Gowdy

Trey Gowdy, I believe.


99 posted on 05/25/2013 2:28:02 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: itssme

“...McCarthy wasn’t perfect,...”

No, he wasn’t. He drank too much (but what IS “too much”?). He was a loud and obnoxious SOB.

But he was OUR SOB, an American war vet who loved his country, and people who knew better have let the Left re-write history into making him a monster.

You are correct. We need people like him now.


100 posted on 05/25/2013 9:12:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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