Remembering Roger Ailes

Remembering Roger Ailes


SO, ROGER RAILS, WELL,
ADMITTEDLY, LEGENDARY FOUNDER OF FOX NEWS. HE DID NOT OWN FOX NEWS, RUPERT
MURDOCH OWNS NEWSCORP, BUT HE DID FOUND IT, AND HE HAS PASSED
AWAY. HE IS BUSY NOT ONLY FAMOUS FOR
THAT, HE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR THE INFAMY AT THE END OF HIS LIFE
FROM THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT THAT HE DID, BUT ALSO HIS POLITICAL
IN – HIS POTABLE EXPLOITS, FROM REAGAN, TO BUSH, TO DONALD
TRUMP AS WELL. A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS TO SAY
ABOUT ROGER AILES, AND I WON’T HESITATE, THERE’S THIS NONSENSE
ABOUT THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN WHEN SOMEBODY PASSES AWAY THEY ARE
SUDDENLY A GOOD GUY. THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS. AND ARE WE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
IT TODAY? OF COURSE, HE DIED TODAY,
SO OF COURSE YOU – WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT. WE WILL PULL NO PUNCHES FOR WHO
ROGER AILES ACTUALLY WAS, AND HOW HE DIED AT THE END WAS
SAD, APPARENTLY A LITTLE MISERABLE, AND I DON’T MOURN
THAT. SO, WE WILL GET TO THAT IN THE
END, BUT THE UPSIDE FOR AILES IS THAT HE WAS EFFECTIVE,
SO YOU’VE GOT TO CALL IT LIKE IT IS, AND WE WILL EXPLAIN
THAT AS WELL. LET’S BEGIN TO HIS PLANE TO YOU
ROGER AILES LIFE, AND I SAID THIS ON THE SHOW ALL THE TIME,
HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MEN IN OUR LIFETIME,
AND I ARGUED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND WOULD STILL MAINTAIN
THAT ARGUMENT TODAY, PROBABLY THE MOST POWERFUL IN
AMERICA FOR DECADES AND DECADES. I WILL EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY RIGHT
NOW. AS WE GO TO HUFFINGTON POST FOR
AN EXHIBITION OF HIS LIFE, THEY SAY, “ROGER AILES IS
WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS A MEDIA VISIONARY WHO TARGETED AND
UNDERSERVED SEGMENT OF THE POPULATION AND SUCCESSFULLY
PORTRAYED THE ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA FOR MILLIONS OF VIEWERS AS
HOPELESSLY LIBERAL AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH THEIR CONCERNS
WELL THAT IS CERTAINLY TRUE. A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT HE DID
IT IN A DESPICABLE WAY, BUT TO GIVE HIM CREDIT,
CONSERVATIVES WERE LONGING FOR A MEDIA ORGANIZATION, HE
SERVED THAT AUDIENCE AND HE DID IT WELL, AND HE’S GOT THE
RATINGS TO PROVE THAT. I DID NOT MIND FOX NEWS SERVING
CONSERVATIVES AS A NEWS ORGANIZATION, I’VE GOT NO
PROBLEM WITH THAT. I MINDED THE LIE OF THE FAIR AND
BALANCED, WHICH WAS A LIE ON ITS FACE, AND ROGER AILES
KNEW THAT WAS A LIE. IN FACT, I WANT TO GET TO HIS
PLANS ON HOW HE HAD BEEN PLANNING IT FOR ALMOST HIS
ENTIRE LIFE. THE POST CONTINUES, “BUT ROGER
AILES DIDN’T ACHIEVE CABLE NEWS SUCCESS BY SIBLEY OFFERING AN
IDEOLOGICAL NARRATIVE – ALTERNATIVE. HE STOKED FEARS AND RACIAL
RESENTMENT, AND IN POST 9/11 YEARS HIS NETWORK MALIGNED
AMERICANS IT DEEMED INSUFFICIENTLY PATRIOTIC…” TO SAY THE LEAST, THERE’S MORE
ON THAT AS WE GO THROUGH HIS LIFE. IN FACT, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU
REMEMBER THIS, HE WAS AT THE MICHAEL DOUGLAS SHOW AS A
PRODUCER, AND THAT’S WHERE THE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL
HARASSMENT BEGAN. HE WOULD HAVE LINES OF WOMEN
THERE TO AUDITION, AND HE WOULD BASICALLY SAY, IF YOU
SLEEP WITH ME YOU GOT TO GO ON THE SHOW, AND IF YOU DON’T,
YOU WON’T. THERE ARE COUNTLESS EXAMPLES OF
WOMEN COMING FORWARD NOW, SAYING HE DID THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
AND SOME HORRIFIC STORIES OF HIM TAKING HIS PANTS DOWN AND
CHASING A WOMAN AROUND HIS OFFICE. AND THEN HE WENT INTO POLITICS. IN 1970, HE WROTE A MEMO FOR
NIXON CALLED A PLAN FOR PUTTING THE GOP ON TV NEWS, IN
WHICH HE URGED THE WHITE HOUSE TO FULLY EMBRACE THE POWER
OF TELEVISION. I READ THAT NOW, IT IS AMAZING. IT IS AMAZING FOR ITS RAW
HONESTY, IT IS AMAZING FOR HOW MUCH THEY PUT IT INTO
EXECUTION, AND HOW WELL THAT IT WORKED, AND OF COURSE
HOW OBNOXIOUS IT IS. SO, HE MEETS NIXON IN 1967, AS NIXON IS ABOUT TO RUN AGAIN
IN 68 – ACTUALLY, ON THE MICHAEL DOUGLAS SHOW HE MET HIM,
AND HE STARTS WORKING WITH HIM. AND IN THE 70S HE WRITES THAT MEMO, WHERE HE
EXPLAINS THAT REPUBLICANS SHOULD TAKE OVER TELEVISION, AND
HE EXPLAINS THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT? PEOPLE WANT TO WATCH TV, IT IS
SUPER EASY TO DO PROPAGANDA FOR THEM, AND THAT WAY WE CAN
BASICALLY BRAINWASH THEM. MORE DETAILS. THIS IS A QUOTE FROM ROGER
AILES IN THE MEMO: “TODAY TELEVISION NEWS IS WHAT’S MORE
OFTEN THAN PEOPLE READ NEWSPAPERS, THEN PEOPLE LISTEN
TO RADIO, THEN PEOPLE READ OR GATHER ANY OTHER FORM OF
COMMUNICATION. THE REASON: PEOPLE ARE LAZY. WITH TELEVISION YOU JUST SIT –
WATCH – LISTEN. THE THINKING IS DONE FOR YOU.” SO THERE IT IS, THAT WAS ROGER
AILES PLAN ALL THE WAY BACK IN 1970, AND BOY DID HE EXECUTE
THAT ON FOX NEWS. SO HE KNEW, MY AUDIENCE IS
STUPID AND LAZY, I AM JUST WHAT YOU BRAINWASH THEM DAY IN
AND DAY OUT WITH TELEVISION, AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE
REPUBLICAN VICTORIES. FOX NEWS HAS ALWAYS INTENDED TO
BE A REPUBLICAN PROPAGANDA OUTLET, AND IT CONTINUES
TO BE THAT TODAY – AT LEAST THEY SHOULD BE HONEST
ABOUT IT. BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU READ THE
DETAILS OF THAT MEMO, AND I COVERED THIS WHEN I WORKED FOR
MSNBC, AND IT IS AMAZING. STUFF LIKE, DURING A CHRISTMAS
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, GRAB A KID TO MAKE YOU SEE MORE LIKABLE
AND RELATABLE, BUT DON’T LET THE KID PRESS THE BUTTON TO LIGHT UP
THE TREE, BECAUSE IT WILL SEEM LIKE THE KID HAS MORE POWER THAN
YOU. BUT IF YOU DO IT INSTEAD OF THE
KID, IT WILL MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU ARE NOT LETTING THE POOR KID
DO IT. SO DO IT AT THE SAME TIME, AND
IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE DOING IT TOGETHER. SO, HE HAS BEEN THE MAN BEHIND
THE CURTAIN FOR ALL THIS TIME. HE TOLD NIXON HOW TO BEHAVE, AND
THAT HELPED HIM WIN, THEN LATER GEORGE HW BUSH, AND THEN BEFORE
THAT REAGAN, AND GEORGE W. BUSH HE WAS ABSOLUTELY LITTLE IN
THAT AS WELL. AILES WAS CALLED TO HELP
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN REPAIR FOR A 1984 REELECTION
DEBATE AFTER HIS DISASTROUS PERFORMANCE IN AN EARLIER
DEBATE. HE LATER WORKED ON VICE
PRESIDENT GEORGE HW BUSH’S CAMPAIGN. GEORGE SENIOR TWEETED OUT TODAY
THAT HE PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE BECOME PRESIDENT WERE IT
NOT FOR ROGER AILES. NOW, I THINK THAT HE ACTUALLY
HAD AN EVEN BIGGER ROLE TO PLAY IN GEORGE W. BUSH’S ELECTION. THIS IS NOT TALKED ABOUT NEARLY
ENOUGH. ROGER AILES HIRED A PERSON TO
RUN THE VOTE COUNT IN THE 2000 ELECTION AT FOX NEWS. YOU KNOW THAT PERSON WAS? IT WAS GEORGE W. BUSH’S COUSIN,
AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT FATEFUL NIGHT,
WHEN GEORGE W. BUSH LOST THE POPULAR VOTE AND
IT WAS A STATISTICAL TIE IN FLORIDA? THERE’S NO WAY THAT ANY
REASONABLE, OBJECTIVE NEWS ORGANIZATION SHOULD HAVE CALLED
THAT ELECTION EITHER WAY ON THAT NIGHT, BUT THERE WAS ONE PLAYER
IN SO-CALLED NEWS THAT WAS NOT REASONABLE OR OBJECTIVE,
THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE REPUBLICAN PROPAGANDA, AND BOY
HE NAILED IT ON THAT NIGHT. HE HAD GEORGE BUSH’S COUSIN
CALLED THE ELECTION, AND THE REST OF THE FAILURES IN THE NEWS
MEDIA, AS USUAL, WENT ALONG WITH ROGER AILES IN WHAT HAD TO BE –
YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE HIM CREDIT – HIS GENIUS PLAN THERE. HE IS LIKE, WE WILL CALL IT FAIR
AND BALANCED, AND THE REST OF THE NEWS MEDIA, YOU ARE
SMOCKS, AND HE PLAYED RIGHT INTO HIS HANDS. THERE ALL THE STORIES THROUGHOUT
THE YEARS THAT CNN AND MSNBC EXECUTIVES WOULD BE WATCHING
WHAT FOX NEWS WAS DOING AND WOULD BE LIKE, WE GOT TO GET ON
THAT, WE DON’T WANT THEM TO BE THE ONLY ONE REPORTING. THEY PLAYED LIKE A FIDDLE. THEY PANICKED WHEN THEY SAW THAT
FOX NEWS WAS CALLING THE ELECTION, SO THEY ALL CALLED IT. LATER, WHEN ALL THE NEWS
ORGANIZATIONS, WELL AFTER THE ELECTION AND BUSH WAS
INSTALLED IN OFFICE, DID A RECOUNT OF THE WHOLE STATE OF
FLORIDA. GUESS WHO HAD ONE? NOT JUST THE POPULAR VOTE, THE
ELECTORAL VOTE, AL GORE, BY EVERY METHOD OF RECOUNTING IF
YOU RECOUNT THE STATE OF FLORIDA. HE HAD WON THE ELECTION IN
EVERY WAY, BUT THAT NIGHT FOX NEWS HAD GEORGE BUSH’S COUSIN
CALL IT, IN A STATE THAT GEORGE BUSH’S BROTHER RAN. AND THAT’S HOW ROGER AILES
STOLEN ENTIRE ELECTION FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. SO, WAS HE MONUMENTALLY
IMPORTANT? ABSOLUTELY. NOW, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE REST
OF HIS CAREER, WHERE HE RAN INTO A LOT OF TROUBLE. A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON HOW WE
GOT BACK INTO MEDIA AFTER POLITICS: AFTER SHIFTING TO
MEDIA IN THE LATE 1980S, AILES SERVED AS TOP EXECUTIVE AT CNBC,
AND AT THE CHANNEL AMERICA’S TALKING, A PRESENTER TO MSNBC. HE JOINED RUPERT MURDOCH IN 1986 TO CREATE FOX NEWS, WHICH TOOK
OFF DURING THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT SCANDAL IN THE LATE
1990S. IN THE EARLY 2000, FOX NEWS WAS
THE TOP-RATED CABLE NEWS NETWORK, A DISTINCT AND IT HOLDS
TO THIS DAY. AND AGAIN, CREDIT WHERE CREDIT
IS DUE, FOX NEWS KICKED THE CRAP OUT OF A LOT OF OTHER NEWS
ORGANIZATIONS, BECAUSE THEY KNEW HOW TO SERVE THEIR
AUDIENCE. ROGER AILES KNEW EXACTLY WHAT
KIND OF RED MEAT THEY LIKED. WHETHER IT WAS POSITIVE NEWS,
NEGATIVE NEWS, THE RIGHT THING TO DO, WHETHER IT HELP THE
COUNTRY OR NOT, HE GAVE THEM THE RED MEAT THAT THEY WANTED
AND IT HELPED THE RATINGS. AND REMEMBER, HE WAS AT MSNBC
BEFORE HE WAS AT FOX NEWS. ALL OF THESE MEDIA NETWORKS THAT
HE WOULD LABEL AS LIBERAL, HE KNEW THEY WERE ACTUALLY LIBERAL,
THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO HIRE HIM. IN FACT, IN HIS 1970
MEMO HE TALKED ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULD SKEWER THE MEDIA AS
LIBERAL, AND THEY EXECUTED THAT, AND THEY ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE
OF DOING ROGER AILES’S PLAN. AMAZING. HUFFINGTON POST EXPLAINS THAT,
“AILES ALSO HAD A REPUTATION FOR PARANOIA AND VINDICTIVENESS,
AND A TENDENCY TO SMEAR AND ATTACK PERCEIVED ENEMIES, AND
HIS WILDLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER IS INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO THE
SCANDAL THAT BROUGHT HIM DOWN. FOLLOWING A LAWSUIT FILED IN
JULY BY FORMER FOX AND FRIENDS COHOST GRETCHEN CARLSON,
DOZENS OF WOMEN CLAIMED THAT AILES SEXUALLY HARASSED
THEM AT VARIOUS POINTS IN HIS BULL AND MEDIA CAREER.” OKAY, NOW, WE SAW WHAT ROGER
AILES HAD BEEN ALL ALONG. BACK AT THE MICHAEL DOUGLAS
SHOW, AGAIN, LITERALLY TOOK OFF HIS PANTS AND CHASED WOMEN
AROUND THE ROOM IN HIS OFFICE. AND AT FOX NEWS HE WOULD TELL
WOMEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN, YOU NEED TO SLEEP WITH ME AND
YOU WILL GET PROMOTED, OR IF YOU DON’T SLEEP WITH ME YOU
WILL BE FIRED. AND OFTEN TIMES, WOMEN WOULD
NOT SLEEP WITH HIM AND THEN THEY WOULD BE REMOVED FROM AIR. SO ALL OF THESE FOX NEWS HOSTS,
THE MALE HOSTS WHO ARE LIKE HIM HE’S A PATRIOT, WHAT A
GREAT HUMAN BEING, WHAT AN AMERICAN WARRIOR – THAT’S
BECAUSE HE DIDN’T TAKE HIS PENIS OUT AND RUN AROUND CHASING
YOU AROUND THE OFFICE. SO, THAT’S THE PERSONAL LIGHT
THAT WAS SO MISERABLE, AND CRUEL, BUT WHAT HE DID IN HIS
PUBLIC LIFE, LOOK, YOU COULD SAY, HEY THERE ARE HONEST
REPUBLICANS, AND THEY JUST THINK THAT LOWER TAXES WILL
GIVE US A BETTER ECONOMY AND STUFF, BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT ROGER
AILES DID. HE DID THAT KIND OF PROPAGANDA
AS WELL, BUT MAINLY HE SAID, OKAY YOU HAVE TO BE
WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER. FEAR BRINGS RATINGS, FEAR BRINGS
VOTERS COMES LET’S GET THEM SCARED ABOUT BLACKS, LATINOS,
AND MUSLIMS. LET’S GET THEM SCARED ABOUT GAY
PEOPLE. HE DID IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER
AGAIN, AND HOW MANY SEGMENT HAVE WE SHOWN ON THE YOUNG TURKS
WHERE THEY BRING ON A BLACK GUEST TO TELL YOU HOW WRONG BUT
CULTURE IS, AND ALL THAT THE – AND THAT ALL THE VIOLENCE IN THE
COUNTRY IS FROM BLACK PEOPLE? HOW MANY TIMES DID BILL O’REILLY
GO ON AND TALK ABOUT TILLER THE BABY KILLER UNTIL DR TILLER WAS
MURDERED? HOW MANY TIME DID HAVE GLENN
BECK ON TO SAY THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD RESENTMENT TOWARDS
WHITE PEOPLE? HE HAD A MURDERERS ROW OF BIGOTS
TO POISON THE CULTURE OF AMERICA, THE MEDIA OF AMERICA,
AND THE MINDS OF SO MANY PEOPLE. SO NOW THERE ARE ALL THESE FOX
NEWS ARMIES OUT THERE WHO THINK, OH NO, BARACK OBAMA WAS NOT A
CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, HE WAS A SOCIALIST, HE WAS A
MARXIST, AND THERE ARE SECRET PLOTS TO BRING SHARIA LAW
INTO THE COUNTRY, AND THE IMMIGRANTS ARE THE COLONELS
AND THE RAPISTS, WHICH OF COURSE BRINGS US BACK TO DONALD
TRUMP. SO, HIS FINAL ACT OF COURSE WAS
TO HELPING DONALD TRUMP BE ELECTED PRESIDENT THIS TIME
AROUND. THEY EXPLAIN HERE, “AILES ALSO
INFORMALLY ADVISED TRUMP DURING THE CAMPAIGN, AND THE TWO MEN WERE
LONGTIME FRIENDS. TRUMP DEFENDED AILES AFTER THE
ALLEGATIONS AGAINST FOX NEWS SURFACED EARLIER LAST
YEAR.” OF COURSE HE DID, DONALD TRUMP
WAS ALSO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT EARLIER IN THAT YEAR. THEY GO ON TO SAY THAT
21ST-CENTURY FOX ANNOUNCED IN A QUARTERLY
REPORT THIS MONTH THAT IT HAD TO PAY A TOTAL OF $45
IN COSTS RELATED TO THE SETTLEMENTS OF PENDING AND
POTENTIAL LITIGATIONS. THOSE ARE RELATED TO ROGER
AILES, AND BILL O’REILLY, HIS ACCOLADE, WHO ALSO SEXUALLY
HARASSED WOMEN. AILES HIMSELF REPORTEDLY
RECEIVED A PAYOUT AS MUCH AS $40 MILLION. SO, SOMETIMES THERE’S JUSTICE IN
THE WORLD, AND SOMETIMES YOU NEVER GET THAT JUSTICE. SO, ROGER ALES BECOME AN
INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND WEALTHY MAN, IN MY OPINION POISONING THE
CULTURE AN POLITICS OF THIS COUNTRY, FOR ALL THAT TIME AND
UNFORTUNATELY HE WAS FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL, BUT IN HIS AND HE
DID NOT GO OUT WELL. GABRIEL SHERMAN, WHO HAS DONE
SOME BRILLIANT REPORTING ABOUT AILES AT FOX NEWS, EXPLAIN WHAT
HAPPENED AT THE END: HE SAID, “AILES WAS SPENDING TIME APART
FROM HIS WIFE IN RECENT DAYS -” GIVEN ALL THE STORIES ABOUT
ACTUAL HARASSMENT, THAT IS UNSURPRISING I SUPPOSE – “WAS
WITH ALES HAD BEEN IN PALM BEACH, ROGER AILES WAS ALL ALONE
IN UPSTATE NEW YORK” ON CAUSE OF DEATH, “TALES FELL IN PALM BEACH
AND HAD A BLOOD CLOT FROM THE FALL, HE SUFFERED COMPLICATIONS
AND THEN EVENTUALLY PASSED AWAY. SO, HE DIED AT THE END FAIRLY
ALONE, HE FELL, AND METAPHORICALLY COULDN’T GET BACK
UP, AND EVEN TRUMP HAD TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM AILES AT
ONE POINT, SO HE WASN’T ADVISING TRUMP, HE WAS AT FOX NEWS, HE
HAD LOST ALL HIS POWER. SO, I’M GLAD HE LIVED AS LONG AS
HE DID, TO BE ABLE TO SEE, AT THE VERY END, HIS DEFEAT AND
HUMILIATION. IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING, AND
IF HE HAD A WORTHY ADVERSARY ON THE OTHER SIDE IT WOULD HAVE
COME A LONG LONG TIME AGO, BUT THE DEMOCRATS IN THIS
COUNTRY GOT TAKEN FOR A RIDE, AND THEY NEVER KNEW WHAT
HIT THEM. AND THE SAME THING WITH
MAINSTREAM NEWS. HE PULLED THEM ALONG ON THAT
RIDE, AND THEY WENT FULLBORE. THEY DID EVERYTHING THAT THEY
SAID HE WOULD DO. IN THAT FATEFUL MEMO IN 1970, HE
OUTLINED WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO, AND THE SMOCKS IN CABLE
NEWS AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY NEVER FIGURED OUT HOW TO BEAT
HIM UNTIL THE VERY END, AND THEY DID NOT BEAT HIM, HE BEAT
HIMSELF. SO, ALL OF HIS MONSTROUS DESIGNS
FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM, AND IF TODAY, THE MAINSTREAM OR
CONSERVATIVES WANT ME TO SHED A TEAR OVER ROGER AILES,
WIPING SET THIS COUNTRY BACK IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS,
WELL THEY ARE GOING TO BE SORELY MISTAKEN, BECAUSE I
DON’T. I LIKE THAT HE DIED ALONE AND
HUMILIATED, AND IN FACT, ONE OF THE LAST THINGS THAT ANYBODY
HEARD FROM HIM WAS WHEN ASKED HOW HE WAS DOING, HE SAID,
“WELL, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW IF I’M SUICIDAL THE ANSWER IS NO.” WELL, THE VERY FACT THAT YOU
HAVE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, AND SOMEONE ASKS YOU
KNEW THE END OF YOUR LIFE, HEY ROGER, YOU’RE IN SUCH BAD
SHAPE, ARE YOU SUICIDAL? WELL… LET’S JUST PUT IT THIS WAY, FOR
ALL THE CONSERVATIVES THAT HAVE POISONED OUR CULTURE, WITH THEIR
MONEY, THEIR GREED, THEIR BIGOTRY, IF THE LAST SENTENCE
OUT OF ALL THEIR MOUTHS IS, WELL, I’M NOT EXACTLY SUICIDAL,
IT’S NOT SUCH A BAD WAY FOR THEM TO GO

100 thoughts on “Remembering Roger Ailes”

  • "Roger Ailes Was A Mouthpiece For The Fears Of The Radical Right Winged Republicans Whom Couldn't Handle Facts Of Our Democracy & Society As A Whole!"

  • Stephanie Jimenez says:

    the 2000 election still makes​ my blood boil I remember the article in the Miami Hearld quietly published the Gore winning recount results after the Bushes stole the election.

  • Every man for himself says:

    I want to hear republicans and conservatives defend this man, his acts, his intentions decades ago to take over tv and spread propaganda through television and brainwash America with the ultra conservative right, bigoted, racist, xenophobic, fascist, greedy ideologies! He admitted what he was trying to do decades ago by exploiting the lazy culture of television watchers and catering to dumb educated people!

  • dgrichmondbc says:

    Ailes made America what it is today – paranoid, afraid, racist, uneducated, close minded, myopic, greedy, uncaring and all other such wonderful traits. Hope he has a special seat in hell.

  • Roger Ailes was forcing all those hot women he hired to suck his dick..or else they would not get promotion or fired.
    Imaging that fat slob Roger Ailes with his hot dog breath, trapping YOUR daughter in his office during an interview.
    REST IN PISS

  • WalterE Coffee says:

    Roger Ailes was not a communications genius. He was a pimp. Ailes realized that there were a lot of failed and inept female strumpet lawyers and prosecutors out there who needed jobs. Presto! Declare them to be 'intellectual journalists," hiding the fact that Bluetooth devices in their ears tied to a control room producer connected to Google would constantly feed them information – what to say – what not to say –  but above all, SHOW THAT BEAUTIFUL CLEAVAGE, A$$ and LEGS! That's not genius – that's a hard-working perverted pimp. Ailes added snowflakes here and there, Shepard Smith and a couple others – and some court jests – Greg Gutfeld, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, to distract from the soft porn theme long enough to run legitimate commercial advertisement. But Fox News' success story is not unlike the general success story of porn – soft or not; inconsequential.

  • He was a the creator of the biggest propaganda machine that set out to make Americans lose trust in one another and make mega profits for its self as well as the big companies it allied with it was the best source for taking the big business agenda and twisting it to make the people believe it was the best thing for the nation when all it did was increase the gap between the rich and the poor.. Burn in hell roger ailes you piece of sh*t

  • I agree with Cenk on one thing. 4:42 .
    Ailes was entirely right about the vast majority of people watching practically any news outlet. The thinking is done for you whether you're watching Fox, CNN, MSNBC….Or The Young Armenian-Genocide-Denying Turds. Again, Cenk is being intellectually dishonest, and a hypocrite.

  • So he lived his entire life, did what he wanted, screwed who he wanted both literally a figuratively then died rich.

    I don't see the down side for him. I really wish there was but just don't see it.

  • Ailes was a bag of shit. Everything Chenk is factual and agreeable to me. It's still in poor taste to do this right after he died. It's 16 minutes of death gloating.

  • Infinite Sheldon says:

    I really wish he didn't die. Honestly, this does make me sad.
    Now he cannot face the jury for his sex crimes.

  • Keith Rutsky says:

    "Earth is a slightly better place without Roger Ailes slithering around" It is unfortunate that this is your response to this man dying.

  • Plover River says:

    Fox News is conservative Republican propaganda, but CCN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc., isn't liberal propaganda?  I don't see Cenks point.  It's somehow bad and evil for a media outlet to be conservative leaning?

  • Plover River says:

    HAHAA, So now half the country are "Fox News Zombies" because we all know, if you question the Democrats and the liberals, you are not thinking for yourself, you must be a brain-washed zombie!  This guy is a joke.  Typical Cenk though, can't win any arguments, so he calls everybody names and attacks their character.  Watch any debate between Cenk and a conservative, this is his go-to move.

  • The best commentary I've watched you give EVER.

    My wish is for vultures to feast on all the greedy, racist and warmongering right wingers. It is always a beautiful day witnessing your demise.

    Humanity will prevail ALWAYS.

  • Wolves And Sheeple says:

    Keep eating those cheeseburgers chunk, I am sure there are a lot of people that will have some lovely eulogies for you when you pass. Keep it classy turds, keep it classy!

  • turns out after achieving wealth and power, life becomes complete and purpose less. Probably why he was a sex addict, so in the end I PITY HIM. BUT we all die alone
    Goodbye Ailes

  • I Was going to list ALL the Terrible and Evil things Evil and Terrible Roger Ailes did in his Sleazy Moral Free life, but I know I would be typing ALL week. All we can do is remember how truly Awful the man was. His shameless supporters will no doubt be spinning his legacy into something positive, comparing him to innovators of our time, but the reality is he will remembered and compared to people like Jerry Sandusky and Joseph Goebbells the Nazi Chief of Propaganda.

  • I expect nothing less from The Young Turks. A bunch of sexist, racist globalists that care more about ideology than facts.

  • Reuben Rosczyk says:

    The Young Turks are awful people who think they have moral superiority. They relish the death of all opposition.

  • dubya came to office with baggage of his dad's war and reputation, and his middleeast policy failure precipitated 9/11. we know how 9/11 and subsequent wars changed human history. to know that ailes played kingmaker for bush-43 makes him the villain of the century..

  • THE OLD TURDS AKA Young Turks (Terriorists that commited Genocide in the Early 1900's) AND CENK UYGUR along with MSNBC, CNN and the ETworks like ABC, CBS, NBC are ALL left wing Propoganda BRIAN WASHING towards the lazy Idiots of the ALT LEFT. Cenk is full of distorted bullshit. He hates anything that is not Extreme ALT Left. Fox is fair and balanced, IDIOT. Unlike YOU, THEY PRESENT liberal guest speakers and views. You're too chiken shit to have conservative speakers on your show.

  • Most hard-line right-wings, sell-outs and supporters share these main characteristics: lifelong immaturity and sexual perversion.

  • It wasn't merely that, if a woman refused Ailes advances, she would be fired, he could have her completely blackballed from broadcasting.

  • Why don't TYT and MSNBC cover the fact Obama spent more money in one year then George Bush did in all 8 ? Or the fact Obama drop more bombs than any other president in history? Or how about the fact Obama deported more immigrants than any other president in history? Here's one for you who remembers when Obama said I visit at 57 states with only two more to go.p.s Trump said woman let him grab them he never said he grab them.

  • i dont now the man but the reactions talk about brainwash how can you talk about brainwash if you watch the young turks.sorry for my english groeten uit nederland

  • I don't wish him dead. I don't wish anyone dead. I just wish he had spent his whole life behind bars, where he rightly belonged.

  • maybe the shitskins at tyt can learn something from this GOD…n what is wrong with the host's voice…swallowed too much I assume ?

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