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The way it was played in the mainstream media, was that that dirty old misogynist Fox News founder and CEO Roger Ailes had lifted one too many skirt hems when he got to Gretchen Carlson.
But is that actually how the conservative programming genius met his demise at Fox News?
A very detailed account of how his victims took down Roger Ailes at Fox News also shows that Roger Ailes was squarely in the tank for Trump from the very beginning.
Editor’s Note: Hold it right there, Right Scoop. Since when does an accuser achieve immediate victim status for simply filing a lawsuit? Ms. Carlson and anyone else who has sued Roger Ailes is an alleged victim until a court rules otherwise. It’s that whole, you know, innocent until proven guilty thing?
Now you may continue…
According to Fox sources, [News Corp’s Rupert] Murdoch blamed Ailes for laying the groundwork for Trump’s candidacy. Ailes had given Trump, his longtime friend, a weekly call-in segment on Fox & Friends to sound off on political issues. (Trump used Fox News to mainstream the birther conspiracy theory.) Ailes also had lunch with Trump days before he launched his presidential campaign and continued to feed him political advice throughout the primaries, according to sources close to Trump and Ailes. (And in the days after Carlson filed her lawsuit, Trump advised Ailes on navigating the crisis, even recommending a lawyer.)
Ironically, desiccated pterodactyl Ann Coulter is lying and pitching the story as proof that Fox News was against Trump to her idiot followers:
… A few days before the first GOP debate on Fox in August 2015, Murdoch called Ailes at home. “This has gone on long enough,” Murdoch said, according to a person briefed on the conversation. Murdoch told Ailes he wanted Fox’s debate moderators — Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace — to hammer Trump on a variety of issues. Ailes, understanding the GOP electorate better than most at that point, likely thought it was a bad idea. “
[Coulter]’s probably counting on her troglodyte Trump supporting fans not actually clicking and reading.
The rest of the article is worth reading to see exactly how Roger Ailes abused his position in order to create an orgy for himself at Fox News, but don’t let anyone tell you that Fox News ever hurt Trump – Ailes loved him and created his presidential campaign. [read it all]
Don’t you just love it when conservatives use lefties to justify their hatred for fellow Republicans?
With a twist of the old Clinton-esque politics of personal destruction (“troglodyte Trump supporting fans”) thrown in to demonize Ann Coulter’s “idiot followers,” The Right Scoop sounds a whole lot like the Republicans who locked arm-in-arm with Democrats to destroy Sarah Palin during and after the 2008 general election.
I must preface my further remarks with full disclosure: I do not like Megyn Kelly. Whatever talent the woman has, as far as I’m concerned, is overshadowed by her naked ambition and affected phony attempts to convince us that she is not a biased agenda-driven left wing liberal.
Kelly is now and has been a liberal feminist Trump hater from the beginning, and her rise has very likely ended the Fox News we have known and grown to love.
But did Murdock use the smokescreen of sexual harassment to deep-six the conservative programming genius, when the true motive was to destroy Trump and move the network more center-left?
Sure looks that way.
Here is the Regular Guy’s take…
First it was Gretchen Carlson, a mid-level success at Fox who is moved from the successful Fox and Friends to her own, and eventually less successful, late-morning show. Carlson’s contract negotiations collapse and she sues alleging sexual harassment by Roger Ailes.
A round of support for the CEO follows: high profiles like Greta Van Susteren, Martha MacCallum, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity and others; Kimberly Guilfoyle’s statement all but calls Carlson a liar.
Then it gets bizarre.
Megyn Kelly, largely silent while her newsroom was exploding around her, has already spoken out for Ailes.
Kelly has not been completely silent on the issue. In a video embedded by USA Today, she explained how Ailes was her mentor.
“He’s also a friend. I depend on him for friendship and sane, honest advice. He gives you advice on personal life, who you are and how you’re translating on television,” she said.
Then suddenly, after exalting Ailes as her friend and mentor Kelly does an about-face, and she, too, drops the H Bomb on Uncle Roger.
The world has not seen a betrayal like this since Barack Obama ran his Double Eagle bus up Jeremiah Wright’s backside in 2008.
Full Caf Americano
The ones to watch here, it seems to me, are Greta Van Susteren and Kelly.
Van Susteren is one of those rare creatures we seldom catch sight of in media nowadays: an honest liberal. Oh, the argument will be salient from the woman-defending left. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Why would any man make a pass at that little Plain Jane Greta?
And it (perhaps effectively) belies the facts.
Greta Van Susteren is as keen an observer as anyone will run across anywhere in media today. This woman and her staff do not miss a thing. Do we really believe she would not know if whispers were zinging through the Fox newsrooms about the lecherous old duffer upstairs?
Not me. Greta would know.
And she did not know.
Megyn Kelly’s sudden about face was almost certainly the coup de grâce to Ailes’ exit.
But why the sudden turn?
Could it be that Kelly saw the handwriting on the wall?
MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN, Oh great King! The Trump-hating bastards are, this very night, at the gate…
… And I hear the chingalingaling of money in their sacks.
… Or maybe we should just take Megyn’s word for it and shut up.
Which of Megyn’s words should we take?
HT/The Advocate [Image]
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