Open Mouth, Insert Foot…

The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz has mysterious FNC anonymice walking back comments Roger Ailes made last night about the New York Times…

Roger Ailes, who loves to bash the liberal media, used some extraordinarily harsh language the other day–and now realizes it.

In a speech Monday night at Ohio University, his alma mater, the Fox News chairman described New York Times reporters as “a bunch of lying scum.”

That’s a pretty sweeping indictment of a top newspaper, even by Ailes’s blunt standards.

A senior Fox News executive says Ailes realizes he went too far and regrets using that language.

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9 Responses to “Open Mouth, Insert Foot…”

  1. A little Aricept might be in order.

  2. libertyandjustice Says:

    Bags

  3. lonestar77 Says:

    He probably shouldn’t have indicted ALL NYT reporters. There might be 1 or 2 reporter ninja’s hiding out over there. But, alas, we’ll never know. Cuz they’re ninjas.

  4. harry1420 Says:

    he doesnt regret saying that. he meant it. ailes is a big pile of crap. just like his so called news channel.

  5. I don’t regret him saying it.

    POLITOFACT TRUTHOMETER : Mostly True

  6. Thank you for your valuable contribution to society, Harry.

  7. and now for something completely different, a boot to the a$$:

    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes returned to his alma mater, Ohio University, to bestow the students with some of his wisdom. TheDC’s Matthew Boyle was there to provide the report:

    “In 1996, [Ailes] said, he was racing against the clock and his competitors. CNN ‘had a 17-year head start, was fully funded and was a worldwide brand’ and General Electric and Microsoft, ‘the number one and number two companies in America’ with ‘unlimited resources’ were set to soon launch MSNBC, he said. ‘It was my belief that we couldn’t wait until 1997 to launch Fox, so I had to work with what I had. What I had were no studios, no talent, no programs, no newsgathering, no offices and no control rooms. Nothing. I had an empty room. Today, that asset of that empty room is $13 billion. So, in 15 years, we transformed that situation. It was difficult. It took us six years to pass the competition, to build up to the point where, for the last 10 years, we’ve been the number one cable news network in America.'”

    via Daily Caller

  8. And you know what? Ted Turner has said some nutty, out there stuff too. He used to make a regular habit of it, before his meds kicked in. It doesn’t downgrade the accomplishments of either man.

  9. […] you thought the story of Roger Ailes vs. The New York Times was over and done with? Think again. NYU Professor Jay Rosen discusses… See what Ailes did? […]

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