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January 28th, 2014
thesmithian

'being so easily bullied by Fox’s childish provocations, the left gives the network the attention on which it thrives and hands it power that it otherwise has lost…'

As the post-Obama era approaches, the energy spent combating Ailes might be better devoted to real political battles against more powerful adversaries—not to mention questioning the ideological slant of legitimate news operations like, say, 60 Minutes.

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March 8th, 2013
thesmithian
Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life…He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. 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.
May 28th, 2011
thesmithian

[Distort, Attack, Repeat] Fox may look like a news broadcast, but it’s really the advance guard of the GOP distortion machine. An hour-by-hour look at how Fox turns Obama into…

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January 26th, 2011
thesmithian
Nobody’s ever going to run me out of any place that I don’t want to leave.

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes


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January 14th, 2011
thesmithian
‘That’s my man. I love him. I talk to him all the time’

Earlier this week Russell Simmons talked with Fox News chairman and co-founder Roger Ailes on Simmons’ GlobalGrind.com.

more, plus video, here.

December 4th, 2010
thesmithian
I don’t consider it a media institution…It’s a political institution that [Fox News Chief Executive Roger] Ailes created after Obama came into office…We’re here to counter their lies and misinformation.

Media Matters' founder David Brock

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November 22nd, 2010
thesmithian
Beck is often dismissed as an “entertainer”—the Rush Limbaugh excuse, calculated to make critics out to be stuffed shirts who can’t take a joke. Beck is nobody’s puppet, but he does have masters: Fox News and the News Corporation. Their respective chief executive officers, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch, are the responsible—which is to say, irresponsible—parties. In an interview last week, Ailes had this to say about his National Public Radio counterparts: “They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism.” No wonder that, for Beck, there are no strings attached. There don’t have to be.

Hendrik Hertzberg, from his recent "Puppetry"

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