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  • Fox’s Roger Ailes to Sit Down with Donald Trump to Discuss Coverage

    09/24/2015 11:03:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 383 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 24th, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Only a day after Donald Trump announced that he was boycotting Fox News— and after Fox News announced they had cancelled him first– the network has announced that they will enter talks with Trump to discuss his concerns. Below is the full statement, provided to Mediaite by a Fox News spokesperson: Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has...
  • BREAKING: Megyn Kelly Leaving FOX?… Ailes Author Says “She Wants to Go Mainstream”

    08/28/2015 3:14:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 129 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    Author Gabriel Sherman went on with Steve Malzberg on NewsMax TV Thursday.Sherman wrote The Loudest Voice in the Room in 2014 on FOX News President Roger Ailes. Today he told Malzberg that Megyn Kelly wants to go mainstream and is keeping her options open.From the interview: Gabriel Sherman: In the days after the debate all of the emails and messages that FOX News was getting from their viewers were pro-Trump emails. Roger Ailes and his executives at FOX were shocked at the volume of the response. And, they really didn’t know what to do because their audience loves Trump. And...
  • How Donald Trump and Fox News Went Back to War

    08/25/2015 5:56:33 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 129 replies ^ | August 25, 2015 7:15 p.m. | By Gabriel Sherman New York Magazine Breitbart News
    From Gabriel Sherman writing for New York Magazine: When it comes to dealing with rogue states, Fox News has a firm editorial philosophy: You don’t negotiate. Roger Ailes is learning that the same logic applies to a rogue candidate. ..... It’s now harder to see an end to the Trump-Fox war soon. As I reported this week, Trump’s poll numbers remain strong and he’s building a robust campaign operation, which is a threat to Ailes’s political project: “Roger says Trump is unelectable. His goal here is to save the country,” a source close to Ailes told me.
  • Roger Ailes Defends Megyn Kelly’s Debate Performance …Donald Trump Responds

    08/25/2015 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Last night Donald Trump welcomed Megyn Kelly back from vacation with this tweet: ""@PatrickStinard: @megynkelly Kelly File was much better without Megyn Kelly. Her replacement while she was out on vacation was much better!" Today Roger Ailes accused Donald Trump of “verbal assault” and defended controversial Megyn Kelly’s debate performance. Fox News CEO released a statement on the attacks by Trump Tuesday: “Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel...
  • Fox Hosts Jump To Megyn Kelly's Defense After Trump Doubles Down (Geraldo, Perino, Powers...)

    08/25/2015 10:34:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    TPM ^ | 8/25/15 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Though Fox News hosts remained largely silent during Donald Trump's first spat with Megyn Kelly, the channel's personalities were quick to defend their colleague Tuesday morning after Trump again decided to ridicule Kelly. Trump had patched up his relationship with Fox after commenting that Kelly "had blood coming out of her wherever" during the first Republican presidential debate. However, on Monday night he said Kelly was "off her game" upon returning from vacation. He also retweeted a comment calling Kelly a "bimbo." During "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade said Trump's tweets attacking Kelly were "totally out...
  • Roger Ailes Nukes Trump: Attack on Megyn Kelly Is ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Disturbing’

    08/25/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 168 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/25/15 | Lloyd Grove
    Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes released a statement on Tuesday about Donald Trump's renewed war on host Megyn Kelly. “Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise.” -snip- On Tuesday morning Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade fired back, saying Trump is "out of control." At least 10 separate Fox News personalities publically rebuked Trump before noon on Tuesday,...
  • Trump: 'If they're honorable, they have no choice but to indict Hillary Clinton' (VIDEO)

    08/14/2015 3:44:24 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 40 replies
    NewsMax TV on Youtube ^ | 08/14/2015 | NewsMax TV
    Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton: "She will have to drop out at some point." "You can't have someone running who's under massive investigation, and at the highest level - potentially 20 years, [inaudible] 1-20 years, in prison. I mean this is serious stuff." "I mean how can you have somebody running and then all of a sudden they're indicted." "If they're honorable, they have no choice but to indict her." "I don't know how she can escape this. It's such a big problem." Watch Video
  • Roger Ailes to Donald Trump: 'We resolve this now...or go to war'

    08/14/2015 10:43:15 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 54 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 14, 2015 | By Brian Stelter
    Fox News chairman Roger Ailes woke up Monday morning thinking that his network and Donald Trump's campaign had reached an understanding. After a weekend's worth of stressful phone calls, the tacit agreement -- he thought -- was that Trump would stop attacking Ailes' biggest television star, Megyn Kelly, in interviews and tweets. Then came an ugly surprise. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he thought Kelly should apologize to him. "This was the final straw for Roger," according to a source close to the situation. Ailes' office called Trump's office. We "can resolve this now," Ailes said to Trump,...
  • Ailes to Trump: We Resolve This Now... Or Go to War!

    08/13/2015 2:12:37 PM PDT · by onyx · 138 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 13, 2014 | Breitbart News
    Fox News chairman Roger Ailes woke up Monday morning thinking that his network and Donald Trump's campaign had reached an understanding. After a weekend's worth of stressful phone calls, the tacit agreement --- he thought --- was that Trump would stop attacking Ailes' "biggest television star," Megyn Kelly, in interviews and tweets.
  • The collapse of Megyn Kelly

    08/11/2015 5:58:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 256 replies
    The Kelly File Megyn Kelly: “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. So I’ll continue doing my job without fear or favor. And Mr. Trump I expect will continue with what has been a successful campaign thus far. This is a tough business and it’s time now to move forward.” Cathy CP: Good journalism? Keep sniffing that glue. 2,755(thumbs up) · 10 hrs Ken Semmel: Your questions to Donald Trump were disgusting and had nothing to do with our issues!! 3,997(thumbs up) · 10 hrs Daniel Tran: I still stop watching Fox because of this woman. 1,229(thumbs up)·...
  • FOX News Debate Anchors Actively Planned Zingers – Prepared to Escort Trump From Stage

    08/10/2015 11:57:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The LA Times reported: As they sorted and re-sorted questions, the unpredictability of real estate tycoon and reality-TV star Donald Trump was never far from their minds. “I would say the level is about an eight on the concern meter because of the unknown,” Baier said. Baier even had a “nuclear option” at the ready for Trump if he ignored all protocol. The script — which Baier didn’t have to use — took a page from Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” TV show. It went like this: “Mr. Trump, in your business you have rules. You follow rules. We have rules on...
  • Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty

    08/10/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Murdoch's message to blunt Trump's rise in the polls came loud and clear over his social media and publishing outlets Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected. For 15 years, Roger Ailes has enjoyed near total autonomy as head of Fox News, but Ailes’ sovereign rule ended abruptly with the move. A...
  • Donald Trump’s Newest Enemy: Fox News

    08/07/2015 2:37:45 PM PDT · by onyx · 165 replies
    New York News & Politics ^ | August 7, 2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    Having spent the past six weeks rhetorically slashing at his Republican rivals, it makes perfect sense that Donald Trump would eventually run out of targets and find himself in a war with the party’s media arm: Fox News. At the GOP primary debate Thursday night in Cleveland, Trump’s onstage clashes with the Fox moderators, and his postdebate complaints about the network’s treatment of him, were among the most talked-about story lines to emerge from the Quicken Loans Arena. What makes the confrontation all the more dramatic was that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has, until this point, been a...
  • Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He’s Got to Rein In Roger Ailes

    08/07/2015 2:26:11 PM PDT · by onyx · 37 replies
    New York News & Politics ^ | July 22, 2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    The mounting problem Donald Trump poses to Republicans is also a mounting problem for the country’s most powerful conservative media mogul: Rupert Murdoch. This morning’s New York Times gives front-page treatment to the billionaire grudge match that has become a major story line in this year’s (already) fractious GOP primary. The piece by political reporters Amy Chozick and Ashley Parker chronicles Murdoch’s intensifying efforts over the past week to blunt Trump’s surge to the top of the crowded GOP field. In recent days, Murdoch has tweeted that Trump is “wrong” and “embarrassing.” On Sunday, the New York Post mocked...
  • 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...