Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ailes & Russell Simmons: Both Sides Are Wrong
Posted on 01/10/2011 11:14:38 PM PST by onyx
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.
With regard to the other night’s thread and writing to Roger Ailes.
It's from cBS
The entire interview is here!
Roger Ailes’s statements are cut short.
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.
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..
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.
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