Skip to comments.Fox News' Roger Ailes: 'CNN Hates America'
Posted on 07/25/2004 1:44:00 PM PDT by wagglebee
Fox News Channel Chairman Roger Ailes has "a few choice words" for his critics at MoveOn.org and his rivals at CNN, the upcoming issue of Broadcasting & Cable magazine reports.
Liberal activists at MoveOn and Common Cause tried unsuccessfully to get the Federal Trade Commission to come down hard on Fox, charging that its "fair and balanced" slogan is false advertising.
Ailes did not comment on the brouhaha while it was being played out.
But he opened up to B&C for its July 26 edition.
Ailes responded to his critics: "Their assumption is people made us No. 1 because people are stupid."
Some more Ailes' gems:
"I'm happy with MoveOn.org and Common Cause and those other clowns. They drove our ratings up 10%."
As for CNN, he asks: why do they hate America? "CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad."
On plans to spin off a business news channel from FNC: "Nothing is imminent. We thought we needed to compete with CNBC, but they're dead. We would launch in a clear climate."
On Dennis Miller's CNBC talk show: "We gave Dennis three minutes a week on Hannity & Colmes, and he was great. But if you're going to give a guy five hours a week and not support him with enough writers and producers, it's not going to work."
Good for Ailes! We need more of this stuff said and more often!
Ailes tells it like it is.
The three legged rat killer, The Net, Talk Radio And Fox News, is slowly but surely squeezing the life oout ( a little petey boy lingo) of the ratmedia and they don't like it. We can sit back and enjoy it!
If Ailes thinks that highly of Dennis Miller, maybe he should lure him over to Fox, where he would get the writing and staff he'd need.
Although I think Miller's doing pretty well. I love his show.
Good for him but; he's just now figuring that out? We've known it for a long time.
My youngest son watches Miller all the time.
Five times a week is too much for Miller. He's better at once a week.
Between Ailes and Dennis Miller, it's almost a mutual admiration society. Last week, Miller spoke highly about Fox News. He also bashed moveon.org's obsession with Fox's "Fair and Balanced" tagline.
Its good to see someone in the media finally say it. That's a major slap in the face and cnn had it coming.
I'm still amazed to see how Miller is so respectful and polite to Republicans. I can't believe this is the same guy that did the HBO show...his personality has changed for the better.
its only being said in broadcast and cable magazine. big whoop.
That's gonna leave a mark.
- Roger Ailes
That's a keeper!
Roger Ailes isn't afraid to tell the truth! Now, if only we could clone Roger and replace some of our GOP RINO Senators with Roger clones..........Hmmmmmn
major slap? we both wish. it was said in broadcast and cable magazine.
He's right about Millers show. It's just plain boring.
I agree. He should be given a Saturday show or take one of the days from Greta.
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