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  • Why Conservatives Give Better Graduation Speeches

    06/02/2015 12:12:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 2, 2015 | Tom Purcell
    Get this: Conservatives give better graduation speeches than their more liberal-minded counterparts. After reviewing two commencement-speech anthologies - "The World is Waiting For You," which features 18 speeches by liberals, and "Remembering Who We Are," which showcases 30 conservative speeches - Washington Post blogger and book critic Carlos Lozada gives five reasons why conservatives do a better job. First, he writes, conservatives are more likely to speak to graduates as individuals, rather than as members of a movement or generation. Whereas liberal speakers say things such as, "you are the first generation that ...," conservative speakers are more likely to...
  • Roger Ailes Fights Back: CNN 'Out of News Business'; Megyn Kelly Critics 'Jealous'; Dismisses New...

    01/08/2014 8:19:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 8, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    Fox's news czar tells THR about his goal to launch a new network with Bill O'Reilly, the real reason Alec Baldwin was fired and why Jeff Zucker's strategy is no cause for concern: "I guess he's going to do whales a lot. If I were Discovery, I'd be worried."
  • Was Ailes Overruled by Murdoch on Karl Rove Ban?

    08/21/2013 9:36:51 PM PDT · by publius321 · 19 replies
    Karl Rove has gone from being "banned" from Fox to now seemingly owning the place. Whatever the truth may be, Conservatives must stop him now. (video)
  • Roger Ailes on Megyn Kelly Report: ‘All of Our Stars Will be Back’

    08/08/2013 12:42:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 90 replies
    TV Newser ^ | AUG 8,2013 | Chris Ariens
    Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is being interviewed by Neil Cavuto at this hour in California at a 21st Century Fox investors conference. The first question Cavuto asked was about the rumor, first reported on Drudge Report, that Megyn Kelly will me moving into the 9pmET timeslot this Fall. “Generally, I don’t confirm or deny any rumors, and that is a rumor at the moment,” said Ailes, adding “all of our stars will be back.” As for Hannity, who currently hosts the 9pm hour, Ailes said, “Hannity is a brand that many of our viewers love and want...
  • Rush Limbaugh Accuses Fox News Of Trying To Censor Him: 'Quite Telling'

    07/02/2013 4:46:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/2/13 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is accusing Fox News producers of trying to prevent him from talking about the damage immigration reform would cause to the Republican Party during his appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.
  • Roger Ailes Unplugged

    06/07/2013 4:09:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jim Vandehei,Mike Allen
    Roger Ailes doesn’t think homosexuals are out to get him. He frequently jokes about his weight. He doesn’t believe Rupert Murdoch calls him “cuckoo,” but brags that his boss does call him “paranoid” - and he’s wealthier for it. If Fox News headquarters is under attack, Ailes plans to stay behind, with a monitor to watch others scurrying out of the building.
  • Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees

    05/24/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 103 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | Roger Ailes
    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...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • More Racism From the Left

    03/12/2013 12:38:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-13 | Brother Bob
    Over at, Jim Nolte had an interesting take on how the lefiverse got all wee-ee'd up last week over something that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes said regarding President Obama in an excerpt from his upcoming book that appeared in Vanity Fair. The quote that started this controversy was this: "Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.' He noticed...
  • Ailes Calls Obama ‘Lazy,’ Biden ‘Dumb. Fox News Chief Also Rips Gingrich in New Book.

    03/10/2013 10:40:18 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 6, 2013 | Howard Kurtz
    Fox News Chief Also Rips Gingrich in New Book. Roger Ailes thinks President Obama is “lazy.” And that Vice President Biden is “dumb as an ashtray.” Though let’s be fair and balanced: Ailes says he has “a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray.” Call it Raw Roger. These are among the choice tidbits that emerge from a forthcoming book, Roger Ailes Off Camera, by Zev Chafets. Vanity Fair posted an excerpt this morning. The Chafets book is being published ahead of another biography, by New York magazine’s Gabe Sherman, that is expected...
  • Fox News chief's choice words for Obama, Biden and Gingrich [Obama, who he calls "lazy.".......]

    03/06/2013 8:43:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Fox News chief's choice words for Obama, Biden and Gingrich Posted by CNN Political Unit (CNN) – Roger Ailes has never been known to keep his opinions to himself. So perhaps it's no surprise the powerful boss of Fox News Channel revealed candid opinions of top political figures – including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – during conversations and meetings that were recorded by his biographer Zev Chafets. In excerpts of Chafets' upcoming book "Roger Ailes: Off Camera" that were published in this month's Vanity Fair, the Fox News president is shown...
  • Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart Told Me He's a Socialist

    05/22/2012 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 5/22/12 | John Nolte
    Per Jim Romensko, so says Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart is a comedian. He wouldn’t do well without Fox. And he basically has admitted to me, in a bar, that he’s a socialist. Of course Jon Stewart is a socialist. But like all elitist millionaire socialists, he's one who sees himself as or who intends to be The State, should he win the day. In other words, Stewart would like to be the "benevolent" overlord who tells us what's best for us, especially in areas of speech, an area Stewart is desperate to control. What is so appalling...
  • Sarah Palin Hits Back At Roger Ailes’ Remark That She ‘Had No Chance To Be President’ (Updated)

    04/15/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-13-12 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Ahead of her Fox News special Paying at the Pump, Sarah Palin gave an interview to Discussing various aspects of energy policies, Palin’s final question was about the network’s boss Roger Ailes — and her response wasn’t exactly glowing. The question was: “Governor, many people were disappointed that you decided not to run for president this year, but are still hoping that you might one day run for the White House in the future. Roger Ailes was recently quoted as saying, ‘Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.’ What do you make of that?” “Interesting,” Palin said, before...
  • Ailes On Olbermann's Future: It'll Be A Pet Show In St. Louis Or Something

    04/12/2012 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies ^ | 4/12/2012
    Roger Ailes: "You talk about burning bridges. This guy really burns ‘em. Now, I feel sorry for anybody who’s out of work, so I don’t want to trash him or say anything negative about him. He was great at sports, I thought. And everybody has some redeeming quality, so people find a job again. But it’ll be, you know. A pet show in St. Louis, or something."
  • Fox News Drifting Leftward?

    01/26/2012 3:36:34 AM PST · by radioone · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-26-12 | James Simpson
    Cliff Kincaid at America's Survival has launched a call for Fox News to bring back Glenn Beck. This announcement comes on the heels of troubling revelations about Beck's firing and other disturbing trends at Fox. It quickly got front-page coverage at the Huffington Post, presumably to launch a campaign of ridicule and smears before Kincaid's idea builds momentum. No matter how much they sneer, the left is terrified of Beck. Beck's firing was the work of George Soros, Kincaid has revealed. Soros funded Color of Change, the organization founded by Van Jones that launched a boycott against Fox after Beck...
  • How George Soros Sacked Glenn Beck

    12/10/2011 1:43:15 PM PST · by rdb3 · 45 replies
    The Soros Files ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    How George Soros Sacked Glenn Beck by Cliff Kincaid on 19 Oct 2011 A recent interview of Fox News chief Roger Ailes by Howard Kurtz suggested that the channel is becoming less conservative by design. The real question, not addressed in the piece, is whether the relentless attacks on the channel by George Soros-funded groups have anything to do with this change in the direction of the popular channel and the demise of the Glenn Beck program in particular.On Glenn Beck’s new TV program, carried on the Internet, Beck himself seemed to indicate this was the case. Talking about Orson...
  • Fox News Ratings Plunge (Ailes Reaping What He Sowed)

    12/02/2011 4:58:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 139 replies
    Newser ^ | December 1, 2011 | Mark Russell
    Fox News is still leading the cable news ratings race—but for how long? Fox's overall ratings for November dropped 13% compared to the same month last year, reports Mediabistro.
  • Sarah Palin Infuriated Roger Ailes for Not Announcing Her Decision on Fox News

    11/22/2011 11:30:30 AM PST · by Southnsoul · 303 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 21, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman
    Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers — but it infuriated Roger Ailes. The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself. Rather, he was livid that Palin made the October 5 announcement on Mark Levin's conservative talk-radio program, robbing Fox News of an exclusive and a possible ratings bonanza. Fox was relegated to getting a follow-up interview with Palin on Greta Van Susteren's 10 p.m. show, after the news of Palin's decision had been drowned out by Steve Jobs's death. Ailes was so mad, he considered pulling her off the air...
  • Ailes: 'I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings'

    10/05/2011 3:05:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2011
    Roger Ailes tells the AP that there was nothing political in his decision to hire Sarah Palin as a Fox News contributor. “I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings,” he told Frazier Moore, AP’s television writer, in a long and wide-ranging interview.
  • Gear Up! It’s GOP Debate Night once again! (Outside questions will be taken)

    09/22/2011 9:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Just in case you, like me, are afraid tonight will be the same ol’ show we’ve seen the last two rounds, here’s a little something to get you energized for tonight — a behind-the-scenes sneak peek with Bret Baier:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Best news of the video: Not only will a dream team of moderators host the debate (Baier, Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly), but they’ll also be taking outside questions. We saw that the CNN/Tea Party Express debate format generated some unlikely-to-otherwise-be-asked inquiries, and it seems the format for tonight’s debate might do the same. As a...
  • Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

    09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 133 replies
    Big ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • How the Drive-By Media Became the Hit-and-Run Media: Author Joe McGinniss...

    09/21/2011 5:38:36 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 22 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 09/20/2011 | Joel B. Pollak
    How the Drive-By Media Became the Hit-and-Run Media: Author Joe McGinniss’s Further Misadventures in Wasilla Joe McGinniss, author of a controversial new biography of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, was charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Wasilla, Alaska in July 2010, police and court records show. McGinniss had moved to Wasilla in the spring of 2010 to work on his book, and rented the house next door to the Palin family, prompting Palin and her husband to erect a higher fence to protect their children’s privacy. On July 12, 2010, at about 2 p.m., McGinniss was allegedly driving...
  • 'The Rogue': Pummeling Palin with trash talk

    09/20/2011 3:43:40 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 39 replies ^ | 09/20/11 | Michael Smerconish
    McGinniss reports that Palin enrolled at the Hilo campus of the University of Hawaii after graduating from high school, and left after only three weeks because "the many people of color there made her nervous." At least this time he quoted someone by name - Palin's dad. "They were a minority type of thing and it wasn't glamorous," Chuck Heath later explained. But McGinniss never explained where or in what context Chuck Heath said that, much less to whom. I Googled the quote and found numerous references to Sam Tanenhaus' New Yorker review of Palin's memoir, Going Rogue. That review...
  • How Palin Haters Help Palin

    09/19/2011 12:02:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 19, 2011 | Matt Latimer, Bush & Rumsfeld speechwriter
    I was in the middle of the controversial new book about everyone’s favorite Alaskan—The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin—when I began to fret that I’d accidentally fallen into a DeLorean and time-traveled back to 2008. Does our world really need yet another person to tell us that the former Alaska governor is a vicious, savage, vindictive, paranoid, lying, hypocritical Jesus freak? If that’s your thing, by all means run to your local bookstore before Matt Damon buys up all the copies. But perhaps you might take a moment for what Sarah Palin’s onetime running mate famously called a...
  • McGinniss Book About Palin: Yet Another Attack on America

    09/17/2011 8:30:43 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/17/2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    The Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book The Rogue is the left's latest hate letter to God-fearing patriotic Americans. Make no mistake about it, folks. The McGinniss attack along with the other numerous attacks on Sarah Palin are really about attacking you -- mainstream Americans with traditional values. Since her extraordinary, upbeat VP nominee acceptance speech in 2008, I have wondered. What did Palin specifically say to prompt such immediate visceral hatred from the left? I have come to realize the answer is her celebration of God, family, and country. How dare Palin praise traditional marriage, motherhood, Christianity, and American exceptionalism,...
  • RUBES: The REAL Sarah Palin Haters

    09/16/2011 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 23 replies
    The TEA Party Tribune ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2011 | Anthony James
    RUBES: The REAL Sarah Palin Haters © 2011 By Anthony James There’s a new book out, purportedly an “exposé” on the “real” Sarah Palin, by noted Palin hater Joe McGinnis. Joe is as well known for his questionable sources and frequently unattributable accusations as he is for his creepy fixation on all things Sarah. This is the guy who actually went to Wasilla last summer and rented the house next to the Palins so he could spy on them and be an aggravating thorn in their sides as he concocted his latest hit piece on America’s favorite Governor. Released on...
  • New Sarah Palin tell-all biography tells us more about ourselves

    09/16/2011 7:06:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011 | Colbert I. King
    Sarah Palin doesn’t deserve this. Neither does any other similarly situated public figure, whether on the political right, left or in the middle. But worthiness has nothing to do with this, not when there’s a chance of driving up book sales and bringing down the celebrity you despise at the same time. Enter Joe McGinniss. His new book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” claims that the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate had a tryst in 1987 with basketball star Glen Rice when he was in Alaska to play in a tournament with his University...
  • Super creepy Joe McGinniss on Today Show promoting his slimey “book”

    09/16/2011 3:11:24 PM PDT · by kara2008 · 45 replies ^ | 9/16/2011 | Kevin DuJan
    [ Joe McGinniss interview on The Today Show 9/16/11 ]Sometimes, I think it’s a public service to sit through some of this garbage so that you don’t have to.The Today Show calls Joe McGuinness “longtime political author” — but I can think of a few better descriptive words more apt for a man who moved next door to the Palin family to stalk them and peep into the windows of young girls, the way McGuinness did last summer. “Longtime political author” is not the word I’d use to accurately convey the disgust his behavior generates.I have no idea what this...
  • Todd Palin: McGinniss book 'disgusting lies'

    09/15/2011 5:37:43 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    The Palin family is going on offense against author Joe McGinniss, whose forthcoming book about Sarah Palin broke into the headlines thanks to a Wednesday National Enquirer report. In a statement to reporters, Todd Palin described the book as "disgusting lies, innuendo, and smears." He cited the New York Times review of "The Rogue" as evidence the book should be discounted. "This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us to satisfy his creepy obsession with my wife," Palin said...
  • Statement from Todd Palin [to NBC] regarding Joe McGinniss' ‘The Rogue’

    09/15/2011 8:23:56 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 54 replies ^ | September 15, 2011 | Todd Palin
    <p>"This is a man who has been relentlessly stalking my family to the point of moving in right next door to us to harass us and spy on us. He traffics in innuendo and falsehoods. A few years ago he interviewed members of Sarah's administration for a magazine article, and afterwards they said that he was the most disingenuous and intellectual dishonest writer they'd ever dealt with. He's spent the last year interviewing marginal figures with an axe to grind in order to churn out a hit piece to satisfy his own creepy obsession with my wife. I'd ask that people consider these facts when evaluating his latest lies."</p>
  • McGinniss ‘too busy’ for Fox? [McGinniss and Roger Ailes friends for 44 years]

    09/15/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Al B. · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 15, 2011
    Erik Wemple reports that Fox News says it tried to book Joe McGinniss to talk about “The Rogue,” but he said he was “too busy.”That’s an interesting decision, given that McGinniss has been friends with Roger Ailes for 44 years.McGinniss wrote in May about their friendship, which started when he was writing a column and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Ailes was producing the Michael Douglas Show in Philadelphia.The post was sparked by Gabriel Sherman’s story on Ailes, which quoted an anonymous associate of the Fox News boss saying that he thought Sarah Palin was “an idiot” – a claim that...
  • "Contribut0r" Palin? (Vanity)

    06/03/2011 5:54:28 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 50 replies
    Facebook | Today | Springfield Reformer
    In response to Fox's brand new practice of calling Governor Palin "Contributor Palin," some of my Facebook buddies have started a campaign where we're putting "It's Gov. Palin to You" in the subject line and sending a strongly worded missive to one or more of the following emails: It's time to stand up for what's right. That's all.
  • Fox News Vs Palin: With Friends Like Fox News Palin Is Better Off With Her Enemies

    06/02/2011 10:48:06 AM PDT · by Anamnesis · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Sheya ^ | 6/2/2011 | Sheya
    Recently we had a series of discussions with someone familiar with the inside dealings of Fox News regarding the way Fox News treats Governor Palin. While I don’t condone using anonymous sources (I usually make fun of those citing anonymous sources) unfortunately we can’t not reveal the source. So we have therefore gathered the evidence that will back up everything we were told and it’s up to the reader to come to his or her own conclusion. Whichever way you look at it, the evidence is astonishing on how Fox News is out to sabotage Governor Palin.When Roger Ailes hired...
  • Palin is going rogue on Roger Ailes says Scot Conroy

    05/31/2011 9:41:39 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/31/11 | Scot conroy
    RealClearScott Scott Conroy Think it's safe to say Palin is going rogue on Roger Ailes. Answering a ton of substantive q's to the non-Greta media 6 minutes ago
  • How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory

    05/25/2011 11:49:18 PM PDT · by onyx · 76 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 25, 2011 8:00 AM ET | Tim Dickinson
    The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network.... (HIT PIECE) Chairman: Roger Ailes at Fox News. The network says his "dear friend" Rush Limbaugh, "is a reflection of him." At the Fox News holiday party the year the network overtook archrival CNN in the cable ratings, tipsy employees were herded down to the basement of a Midtown bar in New York. As they gathered around a television mounted high on the wall, an image flashed to life, glowing bright in the darkened tavern: the MSNBC logo. A chorus of...
  • Fox News Executives Dispute Quote About Palin

    05/23/2011 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Al B. · 63 replies · 1+ views
    new York Times ^ | May 23, 2011 | Jim Rutenberg
    [...] In a statement to The New York Times, the Fox News Channel executive vice president of programming, Bill Shine, said: “I know for a fact that Roger Ailes admires and respects Sarah Palin and thinks she is smart. He also believes many members of the left-wing media are extremely terrified and threatened by her. Despite a massive effort to destroy Sarah Palin, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world. As for the ‘Republican close to Ailes’ for which the incorrect Palin quote is attributed, when Roger figures out who that is, I...
  • The Elephant in the Green Room [LONG - Ailes moving Fox away from Palin & the TPM going into 2012]

    05/22/2011 12:02:05 PM PDT · by Al B. · 152 replies
    New York Mag ^ | May 22, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman
    [...] Ailes is the most successful executive in television,.... So it must have been disturbing to Ailes when the wheels started to come off .........Last summer, he’d invited Christie to dinner at his upstate compound along with Rush Limbaugh,....he fell hard for Christie, .......He still speaks almost daily with George H. W. Bush,... [...] “He thinks things are going in a bad direction,” another Republican close to Ailes told me. “.....He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot..." [...] For Ailes, Tucson was a turning point,.... Ailes began to doubt Palin’s political...
  • Going Rogue on Ailes Could Leave Palin on Thin Ice

    03/13/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 76 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | March 13, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman
    <p>Before Sarah Palin posted her infamous “Blood Libel” video on Facebook on January 12, she placed a call to Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. In the wake of the Tucson massacre, Palin was fuming that the media was blaming her heated rhetoric for the actions of a madman that left six people dead and thirteen others injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.</p>
  • NEWS CORP - ROGER AILES: Judith Regan's New Story Is That Roger Ailes Did Not Tell Her To Lie

    02/27/2011 8:52:14 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | Henry Blodget
    NEWS CORP ISSUES WEAK STATEMENT ON ROGER AILES: Judith Regan's New Story Is That Roger Ailes Did Not Tell Her To Lie Henry Blodget Feb. 27, 2011, 11:32 AM Now that there's a rumor going around that FOX boss Roger Ailes is going to be indicted for telling underling Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators, it makes sense to take a closer look at what News Corp. has said about the matter. When the New York Times broke the story last week that Judith Regan had accused Ailes of this--and had a recording of the telephone call to prove...
  • Roger Ailes to be Indicted?

    02/27/2011 8:09:18 AM PST · by pjsbro · 52 replies
    The Big Picture ^ | 02/27/2011 | Barry Ritholz
    This is from Barry Ritholtz's blog: Here’s what I learned recently: Someone I spoke with claimed that Ailes was scheduled to speak at their event in March, but canceled. It appears that Roger’s people, ostensibly using a clause in his contract, said he “cannot appear for legal reasons.” I asked “What, precisely, does that mean?” The response: “Roger Ailes will be indicted — probably this week, maybe even Monday.” You read it here first . . .
  • Records Say Fox News Chief Told Employee to Lie

    02/24/2011 2:01:57 PM PST · by Cardhu · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22nd 2011 | Russ Buetnerr
    It was an incendiary allegation — and a mystery of great intrigue in the media world: After the publishing powerhouse Judith Regan was fired by HarperCollins in 2006, she claimed that a senior executive at its parent company, News Corporation, had encouraged her to lie to federal investigators two years before. The investigators had been vetting Bernard B. Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner who had been nominated to become homeland security secretary and who had had an affair with Ms. Regan. The goal of the News Corporation executive, according to Ms. Regan, was to keep the affair...
  • Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America? (Esquire hit piece - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/18/2011 9:41:05 AM PST · by abb · 46 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 18, 2011 | Tom Junod
    Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America? An exclusive and unbiased investigation into the highly paid operative of a foreign-born tycoon, a man who reengineered political and media culture and fomented a revolt that threatens the very stability of our country By Tom Junod Today, here at Esquire — and only at Esquire, because only Esquire has the guts to tell you this story — we're going to tell you about a man you need to know a little better, maybe a lot better: a man named Roger Ailes. Maybe you've heard of Mr. Ailes. As the chairman and CEO of...
  • Ailes: Shooting blame [nonsense], but Fox and left should 'tone it down' (Here we go!)

    01/10/2011 12:33:44 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 33 replies
    Fox News President Roger Ailes denounced attempts to tie Gabrielle Giffords shooting to Fox News and the right, but said he had told "our guys [to] shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually" in an interview with the hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons for Simmons's "He just was not attached to the Tea Party. It’s just a bullshit way to use the death of a little girl to get Fox News in an argument," Ailes said. "You know, they’re using this thing...apparently there was a map from one of Palin’s things that had her (Congresswoman Giffords) targeted district....
  • Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart Is ‘Crazy’ And NPR Executives Are ‘Nazis’

    11/18/2010 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/181/10 | Colby Hall
    Part Two of Howard Kurtz’s interview with Fox News chief Roger Ailes is out today, and based on his frank and candid assessment of Jon Stewart, NPR and a defense of conservative bias, no one should ever call Mr. Ailes a shrinking violet. His provocative comments are sure to predictably raise eyebrows, but one could just as easily read the enlightening Q & A as a plain-spoken conversation in which one of the most powerful media figures of the day isn’t afraid to speak from the heart, and perhaps confirm what everyone already thinks about him. As usual, the the...
  • Trouble Between Beck and Fox News?

    09/30/2010 6:27:18 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 115 replies
    The (Fred) Grandy Group ^ | September 30, 2010 | Michael Hoffman
    Who needs who more? Does Glenn Beck need Fox News or is it the other way around? Ailes, who declined to comment for this article, has generally been supportive of Beck. But he has also been vocal around the network about how Beck does not fully appreciate the degree to which Fox News has made him the sensation he has become in recent months. In the days following Beck’s Lincoln Memorial rally, which by Beck’s estimate drew a half-million people, Ailes told associates that if Beck were still at Headline News, there would have been 30 people on the Mall....
  • Power Grid»» The Mediaite Power Index

    04/01/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 5 replies · 459+ views
    Mediate ^ | April 01, 2010 | Mediate
    This index contains 1686 individuals from 398 media entities broken down into 12 categories, each with a different set of metrics. Mediaite's proprietary algorithm weights some metrics more heavily than others, and on occasion we assign partial credit for some metrics for people whose contributions do not merit full credit. If you see anything that's missing or incorrect, please email us. For a complete description, see the the FAQ.
  • Shepard Smith, Hero to Left-Wing Bloggers, Slams GOP Chair

    03/22/2010 2:40:48 PM PDT · by montag813 · 100 replies · 3,208+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03-22-2010 | Montag813
    Shepard Smith is the DARLING of DailyKos, TPM, ThinkProgress and Media Matters. Why? Because he is a hard left-wing news anchor on what is supposedly the "Right-Wing Network"--FoxNews. Moreover, Smith routinely bashes Republicans and gives Democrats a pass. Today was no different, as he blasted Republican chairman Michael Steele. But don't believe what a Kos blogger had to say about the exchange. Then you might want to email Roger Ailes and let him know what you think of his "anchorman"...I've written more than once in praise of Shepherd Smith as the best newsperson on TV; today he proved it...
  • Roger Ailes Pays Impromptu Visit To FNC D.C. Bureau (comments on Beck)

    03/17/2010 4:02:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 69 replies · 2,034+ views
    Mediatite ^ | 3-17-10 | Steve Krakauer |
    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stopped by the D.C. bureau for an impromptu visit as he was in town for tonight’s Radio Television Correspondents Association Dinner. Sources tell Mediaite he talked about the success of the bureau and the network as a whole – but also addressed the recent Washington Post Glenn Beck profile. Sources present at the time tell us that Ailes said he was “very proud of this bureau” and “they used to come to us after the news event…now they come to us for the news event as well…I really just want to congratulate you and thank...
  • FOX NEWS Makes More Money Than CNN, MSNBC, And NBC-ABC-And-CBS News Combined

    01/10/2010 3:05:16 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 1,764+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-10-2010 | Henry Blodget
    FOX NEWS Makes More Money Than CNN, MSNBC, And NBC-ABC-And-CBS News Combined Henry Blodget Jan. 9, 2010, 7:54 PM When Roger Ailes started FOX News in 1996, people said he'd have no chance against CNN. This year, FOX News will likely make $700 million of profit--more money than CNN, MSNBC and the evening newscasts of NBC, ABC and CBS combined. Ailes rules not only the news business but politics: If Ailes were a Democrat, James Carville says, the Democrats would control 67 seats in the Senate. David Carr and Tim Arango of the NYT provide a snapshot of News Corp's...
  • A Fox Chief (Ailes) at the Pinnacle of Media and Politics (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/09/2010 1:54:41 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 1,299+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 9, 2010 | Tim Arango and David Carr
    In the fall of 2008, Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, went to his boss, Rupert Murdoch, with two complaints: he had heard that Mr. Murdoch was considering endorsing Barack Obama for president in The New York Post, and he had read a book excerpt in Vanity Fair suggesting that Mr. Murdoch was sometimes embarrassed by the right-leaning Fox News. Mr. Ailes threatened to quit, a person familiar with the conversation said. Instead, Mr. Murdoch soon rewarded him with a new, more lucrative contract — he made $23 million last year in salary, bonuses and other compensation, more than...