Roger Ailes's Border War
February 11, 2013
The Fox News CEO wants more Latino viewers. His employees don’t seem to agree.
"She Was Hot and Got Ratings"
January 30, 2013
Sarah Palin and Fox News are splitting up. How well do you remember her time there? Take our quiz.
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.
I love Matt Yglesias's response to Jon Kyl's suggestion that having the Senate work on December 27 would somehow be an insult to Christians: Yglesias proposes a Jews-only session on Christmas Day. Although note that Christmas happens to fall on a Saturday this year; I believe Joe Lieberman will only show up and vote on Shabbat if his vote is really necessary.
Hack in Business
December 07, 2010
Dick Morris has never been afraid to test the limits of opportunism. Back in 1994, while working as a political consultant for Republican clients like Trent Lott, he was caught secretly counseling their chief nemesis, President Bill Clinton.
Roger Ailes Hated Your Party
January 11, 2010
That New York Times piece on Roger Ailes I mentioned before also featured this quote from the Fox News executive waxing populist: “I built this channel from my life experience,” Mr. Ailes, 69, said. “My first qualification is I didn’t go to Columbia Journalism School. There are no parties in this town that I want to go to.” No parties he wants to go to? Comments like that might get Ailes disinvited from socialite Georgette Mosbacher's next Christmas party: RAY Kelly keeps one eye on crime and the other on fashion.