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"Fair And Balanced" Roger Ailes Calls Obama A Socialist

Reported by Ellen - November 17, 2010 -

This is what the state of American media has come to: Fox News chief Roger Ailes called President Obama a socialist who has "a different belief system than most Americans" in the same interview that he continued to insist his network is fair and balanced.

In a lengthy interview with The Daily Beast, Ailes said,

"(Obama) had to be told by the French and the Germans that his socialism was too far left for them to deal with.”
“He just has a different belief system than most Americans.”
“We are not interested in savaging (the Obama Administration) We are interested in the truth."

As Think Progress noted, after Ailes insisted Fox is not singling out Obama but that Fox “tends to be more direct” in challenging presidents, Ailes also showed favoritism toward Bush. "This poor guy, sitting down on his ranch clearing brush, gained a lot of respect for keeping his mouth shut. I literally never heard an Obama speech that didn’t blame Bush.”

Part 2 of the interview is due tomorrow.



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