Gawker vs. FNC: Round 2
Gawker’s John Cook writes about a bunch of Anti-Obama emails Roger Ailes and/or his minions allegedly forwarded to O’Reilly Factor staff. No idea how Gawker got these but even though you don’t see the words “Joe Muto” anywhere here, everyone is going to think it’s him. Including FNC. Whether he was involved with this or not, if Muto thought his legal hassles were over, he’s wrong.
We recently obtained the following emails, all of which were sent by Ailes (or his assistants, on his behalf) to staffers at The O’Reilly Factor in 2008 and 2010. They offer a peek inside the Fox News sausage-making machinery, and demonstrate that not only does Ailes buy into some of the more conspiratorial, paranoid programming on his network—he instigates it.