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EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ailes & Russell Simmons: Both Sides Are Wrong
GlobalGrind ^ | January 10, 2011 | Exclusive to GlobalGrind

Posted on 01/10/2011 11:14:38 PM PST by onyx

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ailes & Russell Simmons: Both Sides Are Wrong

In an exclusive to GlobalGrind, the two media giants speak about the rising tension in America.

Roger Ailes:  They knew about this guy (Jared Lee Loughner).  The education system knew about this guy...they kicked him out of school and told him until he gets a letter saying he’s not going to kill anybody, he can’t come back to school.  The police department picked him up five times and let him go and nobody screened him for getting a weapon...So, by the time he decided to go to a mall and and wanting to kill somebody, he was attached to nobody. He was a flag burner. He just was not attached to the Tea Party. 

It’s just a bullshit way to use the death of a little girl to get Fox News in an argument. 

Russell Simmons:  One thing I am sick of...I really want to see the people govern this country.  And I want to see the people on the Right’s voice be respected, and the people on the Left's voice be respected- 

Roger Ailes: That’s what should happen.  You know, they’re using this thing...apparently there was a map from one of Palin’s things that had her (Congresswoman Giffords) targeted district.  So, we looked at the internet and the first thing we found in 2007, the Democrat Party had a targeted map with targets on it for the Palin district. These maps have been used for for years that I know of.  I have two pictures of myself with a bull's-eye on my head. This is just bullshit.  This goes on... both sides are wrong, but they both do it. 

I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually.  You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that. 

Listen, I have a picture of Sarah Palin hanging from the end of a rope.  They made a doll up like her and hung her.

Russell Simmons: Angry Left, angry Right...none of it's good. We need to create a dialogue, which I’d like to be part of, that brings people together to have intellectual discussion on how to govern this country. I think the President, although he has opinions which are to the left of center in a lot of America, and I’m to the left of him... 

Roger Ailes (laughs): Then you must be skinny, you can’t get between him and the wall. You gotta to be one skinny guy, man. 


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: giffords; rogerailes
I think Geraldo and Shepard Smith might have been taken to the woodshed.
1 posted on 01/10/2011 11:14:43 PM PST by onyx
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To: samantha; MinuteGal; flaglady

With regard to the other night’s thread and writing to Roger Ailes.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 11:16:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2654787/posts


3 posted on 01/10/2011 11:18:47 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: nutmeg
I just spotted your ping to a similar post.

It's from cBS

The entire interview is here!

4 posted on 01/10/2011 11:19:41 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Entirely different.
Roger Ailes’s statements are cut short.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 11:20:55 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Yehuda
Why is Roger Ailes talking with this man who almost singlehandedly brought us the culture of GANG-BANGERS. A man who made $340 million selling SH*T to America and who declares that he is TO THE LEFT OF ØBOWMAO?

Roger Ailes, please pick up the Red White and Blue courtesy phone, your advisors who set up this meeting NEED TO BE FIRED


Because Roger Ailes, like GWB, like Karl Rove, like Myth Romney, like Huckabee, like Pawlenty, like Thune, like every other GOP ELite, believes in running to the middle, believes in apologizing because the base of the GOP is so Strident, because we believe in what we say, we believe in limited government, we believe in the nuisance things called morals.

In their small pea-picking little minds, we are just the little igorant people that they think they can manipulate.
7 posted on 01/11/2011 12:13:23 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: onyx
This goes on... both sides are wrong, but they both do it.

Roger Ailes is a COWARD!
8 posted on 01/11/2011 12:14:19 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s a conundrum. If Ailes spoke to the matter at all maybe he should say it’s A-OK to make yourself look like an ass with public statements filled with whatever bombast you wish so long as you’re not calling for literal crimes to be committed. That is at least prone to lesser evil than hushing everything up.


9 posted on 01/11/2011 12:50:36 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: onyx

They should have! My gosh, just how demented does the left have to be before the right counters. It seems that today, that is until the damn breaks.

Oh well, not that it matters anyway, the left will continue their assault regardless of what the other side does (right by default)... Beginning to think that the left has lost all pretense of normalcy...

Very tired of the rhetoric but glad for the sanity expressed by others..


10 posted on 01/11/2011 12:51:23 AM PST by Deagle (t)
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To: onyx

Shep and Geraldo could leave Fox News and no one would miss them.

As for R Simmons saying the “left should be respected”...gimme a break the left is not just respected but WORSHIPPED, AIDED AND ABETTED by the media. Simmons needs to wake up.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 2:28:53 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It’s a conundrum. If Ailes spoke to the matter at all maybe he should say it’s A-OK to make yourself look like an ass with public statements filled with whatever bombast you wish so long as you’re not calling for literal crimes to be committed. That is at least prone to lesser evil than hushing everything up.

Frankly, I disagree.

It's a matter of bravery, clarity and honesty.

One side is prone (Rats) to dishonesty and using anything for their advantage, truth or not (mostly) the other side is for the most part held in check by their constituents.

All Ailes had to do was to point that out in general terms, that the Democrats are by much more abusive in this behavior and that the current scenario was the best example to prove his point.

Ailes, because of divided loyalties, supporting a candidate right now, protecting his business, or just simply wanting to be liked by the left, failed miserably.
12 posted on 01/11/2011 7:04:50 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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