Cold Spring

Crazy People Are Everywhere
April 18, 2011

Gawker's story on Fox News president Roger Ailes has to be read to be believed. The basic story is that Ailes purchased the little newspaper of the small town in upstate New York where he planned to live. He then cleaned out its editor and hand-picked Joe Lindsley, a young editorial assistant from the Weekly Standard, to run it is a Fox News-style propaganda organ and took a strangely intense interest in its operation. Then the story gets really weird: Ailes confronted the three staffers and accused them of badmouthing him and Elizabeth during their lunch breaks.