“Oh, Jon, did I ever tell you that I, Roger Ailes, plan to undermine the role of an independent press by constantly whining that any reportage that deviates from a staunch conservative narrative is biased, while at the same time filling the editorial vacuum that that creates by building a conservative juggernaut in the guise of a news organization, and then, he said … Jon, I’m gonna call the organization ‘Fox News’ and its tagline will be, you’re gonna love this, ‘A fanatically micromanaged media fiefdom where my own far right agenda and sense of victimhood drive every aspect of the operation … and balanced.’”—Jon Stewart, finally firing back at Fox News boss Roger Ailes about how he admitted in a bar that he was “a socialist.”
“According to recent polls, Fox News viewers are the most misinformed of all news consumers. They are 12 percentage points more likely to believe the stimulus package caused job losses, 17 points more likely to believe Muslims want to establish Shariah law in America, 30 points more likely to say that scientists dispute global warming, and 31 points more likely to doubt President Obama’s citizenship. In fact, a study by the University of Maryland reveals, ignorance of Fox viewers actually increases the longer they watch the network. That’s because Ailes isn’t interested in providing people with information, or even a balanced range of perspectives. Like his political mentor, Richard Nixon, Ailes traffics in the emotions of victimization.”—How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory | Rolling Stone Politics
“The president likes to divide people into groups. 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.”—Roger Ailes unloads on President Obama.
“I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.”—
Roger Ailes, president of Fox News Channel