Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Roger Ailes Eviscerates LA Times Editor
Check out Drudge in which he quotes about half of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Roger Ailes. I was able to read the entire article but we get news feeds at work and unfortunately, reading the WSJ online requires a fee. Drudge gets most of the flavor but it was delicious to read Ailes fire back with both barrels at the Los Angeles Times editor who, out of nowhere, said some really harsh things about Fox News Channel, the viewers of Fox News, and, by implication, pretty much everyone who WOULD watch Fox News. There's something awe-inspiring about watching a master cutting a bombastic pompous ass off at the knees. I don't have any love for O'Reilly (for essentially the same reasons) but you gotta be careful when you fool with someone like Roger Ailes. Ailes was a Reaganaut from the 1984 election, in which he helped disembowel, figuratively speaking, Walter Mondale at the polls. He is a very sharp guy and taking him on for no reason was NOT smart!
Posted by raluke at 5:17 PM