Roger Ailes did an interview in the New Republic and it’s astonishing how clearly and unmistakably he let slip how he operates as a Republican apparatchik. Whether it was deliberate or not, Ailes revealed that Fox News Latino is an outreach from the Republican Party to Hispanics. And while he was at it, he accused President Obama of being “too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites" and "trying to get everybody to hate each other.”
After his comments about Obama – which could have come right out of almost any Fox News show – Ailes reportedly added, “We need to get along.”
It’s hilariously hypocritical for Ailes to be talking about the need to get along or pointing the finger of divisiveness at anyone else, given the daily, no hourly, diet of divisiveness that is Fox News’ stock in trade. As Media Matters noted, when Ailes worked as an aide during Richard Nixon’s 1968 Presidential run, he suggested the campaign find a “good, mean, Wallaceite cab driver” to bring up race at town halls. Twenty years later, working for Bush 41, he said, “The only question is whether we depict Willie Horton with a knife in his hand or without it.” As a media consultant to Rudy Giuliani in 1989, when he first ran for Mayor, he attacked David Dinkins to “prey upon the fears of the Jewish community.”
But as part of an effort to “get along,” check out this Freudian slip that the New Republic passed on without comment:
The fact is, we have a lot—Republicans have a lot more opportunity for them,” Ailes says. “If I’m going to risk my life to run over the fence to get into America, I want to win. I think Fox News will articulate that.”
Did you catch how “we,” “Republicans” and “Fox News” are pretty much all one and the same there? But wait, there’s more.
...“Hispanics who get on government programs are doing only a little better than they were in the old country,” Ailes elaborates. “Fox News Latino will show people how opportunities exist, that whenever we are overregulated, or there is too much government, we lose freedom. We lose power. That is, historically, one hundred percent true.”
In other words, Fox News Latino operates as a communications arm of the Republican Party.
At least he’s willing to admit it, rather than pretend it’s a “fair and balanced” news outlet. On the other hand, I do believe that “fair and balanced” is just another word for “Republican” for Ailes.
Fux Noise is a daily reflection of Jabba’s prejudices.
IF IT WALKS LIKE A NAZI, TALKS LIKE A NAZI, AND ACTS LIKE A NAZI……well, I think us thinking people all know the rest:
“And rest assured, some dumbass troll will be here soon to defend FoxGOPTV.”
Hmmmmmmmm, my gut feeling tells me it’s going to be “U Mad”. Does anyone else feel the same way?
When I read Jabba the Ailes interview, I thought the exact same thing. If there’s any one entity to blame for the divisiveness in this country, it’s FoxGOPTV. Jabba the Ailes thinks everyone in this country is as stupid as faithful FoxGOPTV sheep. And rest assured, some dumbass troll will be here soon to defend FoxGOPTV.
Still, Ailes sees the Latino audience as a “tremendous business opportunity.” Latinos primarily get their news from Spanish-language networks like Telemundo and Univision. When it comes to English-language cable news, the Latino audience is up for grabs: Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC all average fewer than 100,000 Hispanic viewers during prime time, according to Nielson, a fraction of the roughly two million people who tune in to Univision’snewscast, “Noticiero Univision.”
Neither Telemundo or Univision bill themselves as NEWS. Their NEWS segments are 30 minutes long.
Not even close to the 24/7 BS machine of the Fox gNOpig Propaganda Network.
“Ailes reportedly added, “We need to get along.”
Mark my words: I have NEVER, EVER heard such BLATANT HYPOCRISY IN MY LIFE! If that perennially corpulent Jabba the Ailes (i.e. Roger Ailes in “truman-ese”) wants to woo Latinos, he needs to TAKE THE TWO-BY-FOURS OUT OF HIS EYES FIRST before bashing others (especially President Obama) about the small splinters in theirs.
Another instance where I better take a while before I answer to such mucking stupidity.
Ask Carlos Mencia what it is like to be a Latino in the USA.
Ailes says. “If I’m going to risk my life to run over the fence to get into America, I want to win. ….”
is apparently seen as presenting a friendly face to the same Hispanics.
Ailes oozes with disdain (hatred?) towards a category not perceived as people but as the bearers of the ballots desperately needed by the GOP.
Brings to mind the Amerindians of Canada’s West who became irrelevant as soon as they out a cross on the ledger for a piece of paper (scrip) supposedly giving them legal rights to “their own land for farming” so that the Great White Mother’s minions could feel good as they took over the rest amounting to over 95% of the Prairies. BTW, most of the Amerindians didn’t realise what was going on so they were only too happy to sell their scrip for a bottle of whiskey. Wouldn’t surprise me at all were the Hispanics to be herded out of the USA should the GOP win while the likes of Rove are still around.