He's not a bleeding heart, but... Ailes suffered from hemophilia and almost died after he bit his tongue as a pre-schooler. His father rushed him to a hospital sixty miles away. Chafets writes: "Bob Ailes’s coworkers from Packard came to the clinic to donate blood. 'Always remember,' Bob Ailes told his son, 'you’ve got blue collar in your veins.'" (page 9) READ MORE >>
Can the Fox News CEO make his network more Latino-friendly?
Roger Ailes is kvetching. “The president likes to divide people into groups,” he huffs into the phone. “He’s too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. He is busy trying to get everybody to hate each other.” With that off his chest, Ailes gets back on message. “We need to get along,” he says. READ MORE >>
In a belated but marvelous Christmas present to Roger Ailes, pan-Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced its purchase of Current TV, the cable news network founded by Al Gore. The result—technically called “Al Jazeera America” but instantly dubbed “Al GoreZEERA” by the Internet—stands to revolutionize cable news programming, fusing the massive wealth and global orientation of Al Jazeera with the spunky, left-wing politics of Current. READ MORE >>
“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” —Revelation 9:6 READ MORE >>
Every time my estimation of Roger Ailes' ethics seems to have hit bottom, he crashes through the floor: READ MORE >>
-- John Judis: the new GOP is unlike any political party we've ever seen. -- Esquire's profile of Roger Ailes -- McClatchy fact-checks the GOP claim that health care reform is a "job killer," with predictably hilarious results. READ MORE >>