Fox News chief Roger Ailes has sent a memo to his subordinates at the leading cable news network. He sent this memo to his staff today in connection with the federal investigation into an alleged leak to Fox News reporter James Rosen, a story that the Washington Post’s Ann E. Marimow broke earlier this week. The memo’s a masterpiece, too. For all those who wonder what it is about Ailes that endears his people to him — and that makes him such a good interviewee for any media reporter lucky enough to get an audience
I particularly liked his Jab at the "Other" media´s likely attacking him over the Memo itself. Funny how all of the NEW leaks on this story are going to every source BUT Fox, even though it´s about them. How does a moribund media find out wiretapping details before the VICTIM is even notified?
How many L-dotters are aware that candidate Obama and Robert Gibbs met with Ailes before the 2008 election, complaining about Sean Hannity´s coverage of Obama? Ailes told Obama that his people didn´t watch Hannity, and Gibbs finally ended the meeting.
Fox and talk radio have flourished for one simple reason,people want to hear both sides of the news. The MSM created all these monsters with their bias,then want them shut down.Ailes isn´t getting any younger and neither is Murdock. Murdock´s son is a joke They´d better pray both of these people hang on because there´s no one to take their place.
It´s MurDOCH and few people know that Ailes like types already employed at Fox. There will be no problem, should Roger Ailes retire, in replacing him with like minded brilliance. (Murdoch´s "kid" never had anything to do with Fox.)
Obama´s and the secular progressive´s attacks and persecution of anyone in the Press or Media with differing opinions is frightening. This is NOT America. This behavior is NOT American. This how they want to fundamentally transform America and I want no part of it.
When FDR gave his 1941 SOTU so to speak address, he emphasized First Amendment rights with his famous Four Freedoms speech Freedom of Speech (First Amendment) Freedom of Worship (") Freedom from Want FREEDOM FROM FEAR. This DOJ investigation is the means that the Obama Administration via Holder is an attempt to instill FEAR into anyone who beaks step with the Obamanists and their MSM Goebbelistic mouth pieces. Roger Ailes is a true Hero of the USA´s Constitutional Freedoms.
Bravo! Bravo!! FTA: We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth....To be an American journalist is not only a great responsibility, but also a great honor."
The other hacks in the media must hate that. That stood out to me was the fact that Wemple called it a masterpiece. That is astonishing coming from WaPO. I think 0bama and his regime sure picked the wrong target. When Fox gets through with them they won´t know what hit them. They obviously have the resources to fight this horrific injustice. I hope they shred them. This could be a turning point in the history of our country when we see this all play out. I´m so proud of Ailes for standing by Rosen. This will only make them more strong and determined to get the truth out. It´s wonderful to see something like this.
Ailes is a five-star mensch. Despite the occasional over-the-top bit of entertainment trumping news, Fox News remains a bulwark against cultural decline and degradation and a staunch defender of both our society and form of government. The LSM media are not worthy to shine Roger Ailes´s shoes. James Rosen is handling this with his usual aplomb and good humor. Go, James.
The revelation that the Obama DOJ did/will investigate journalists must have shaken the MSM. Maybe now the famous Martin Niemoller quote will rise up in their foggy memories and make them question the soft-glove treatment they give Obama. I´ve posted this once before, but I think the fact that James Rosen and his parents were the focus of the Justice Dept. the quotation has even more relevance (sorry Mr. Pfieffer, it is relevant) Niemoller added Jews and the Catholics to his original list, but it makes the quote seem almost prescient - as if he knew an another Nazi type of regime could come along again on history´s stage.
First they came for the communists, and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists, and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn´t speak out because I wasn´t a Catholic
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
Rest assured that you do not stand alone. You stand with a larger proportion of our population than that which won our independence. We stand as firmly as they did and are honored to have you and your people standing with us. We won´t always agree but our disagreements will be within the context of how we act within the constitutional framework. That common ground must be our high ground upon which we rally against the usurpers.
Compared to the pathetic wimp in the WH who prefers to play golf rather than do his job, Roger Ailes is positively Churchillian in his leadership skills. And that I suspect, is part of what motivates the hatred Obama has. He will never be the leader that Ailes is.
Obama does hang a nice set of curtains though. Lucianne should run those side by side photos again of Bush the pilot and Obama the curtain hanger. Very graphic and stark.
Churchillian indeed! Save this memo folks; it´s a keeper. Roger Ailes, one of the too few people keeping us afloat in the cesspool of the Obama administration scandals/chicanery. Here´s what Charles Krauthammer had to say about Ailes and his boss:
“Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes are geniuses: They found a niche market — half of America.” --- Charles Krauthammer.
I´m happy to see that Wemple of the WaPo was chosen to bring Ailes´ memo to us. Scott Johnson, over at Power Line also does a fine job ending in the recommendation that we read Conrad Black´s review of the Zev Chafetz book on Ailes. [I agree, as usual, with Scott. Hie thee hither.]
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