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McGinniss ‘too busy’ for Fox? [McGinniss and Roger Ailes friends for 44 years]
Politico ^ | Sept. 15, 2011

Posted on 09/15/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT by Al B.

Erik Wemple reports that Fox News says it tried to book Joe McGinniss to talk about “The Rogue,” but he said he was “too busy.”

That’s an interesting decision, given that McGinniss has been friends with Roger Ailes for 44 years.

McGinniss wrote in May about their friendship, which started when he was writing a column and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Ailes was producing the Michael Douglas Show in Philadelphia.

The post was sparked by Gabriel Sherman’s story on Ailes, which quoted an anonymous associate of the Fox News boss saying that he thought Sarah Palin was “an idiot” – a claim that drew ferocious pushback at the time, but which McGinniss said he believes.


Note the true affection in McGinniss’s writing about Ailes:

But the one quality Roger possesses that I admire above all others–and it is undoubtedly the one least known and appreciated by those who deal with him only professionally–is his generosity of spirit. Roger will do anything for a friend. My respect for his privacy prevents me from getting into detail, but I know this first-hand. Maybe someday, when he’s retired, he’ll let me tell people about his extraordinary loyalty, unselfishness and generosity.
Roger and I are in frequent contact by email, we talk by phone at least monthly, and we get together for lunch or dinner at least a couple of times a year. We talk far more about family than politics. I gave up trying to convert him years ago, and he’s known from my Philadelphia newspaper days that I was beyond redemption from his point of view.
When we do talk politics, it’s always off the record. Because Roger knows I’ll never violate a confidence, he has no qualms about telling me exactly what he thinks of the various high-profile political and media people with whom he deals. So I can’t, for example, tell you what Roger really thinks of Sarah Palin.

 UPDATE: McGinniss responds: "Roger one of my closest friends over many years, but Crown publicity has me already booked for next week. Maybe later."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ailes; foxnews; mcginniss; palin; palion
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1 posted on 09/15/2011 5:06:41 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; Lakeshark

Ping. dot dot...connect the dots.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 5:08:21 PM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Al B.

Do they perhaps molest the same chillun or something?


3 posted on 09/15/2011 5:09:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Al B.; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; DJ MacWoW; Bigtigermike; Lakeshark; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
GAME ON!


Sarah Palin's Busy Ping List!


4 posted on 09/15/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Al B.

Hmmmm!


5 posted on 09/15/2011 5:13:39 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Al B.

I’m sure he lied about knowing Ailes, too.

Hit him again, Todd!

Just donated to the Todd Palin Defense Fund here: http://bit.ly/qzWnqH Via @rsmccain


6 posted on 09/15/2011 5:14:40 PM PDT by GlockLady (Hit him again, Todd!)
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To: Al B.

So Ailes is friends with a scumbag for 44 years, another piece of the puzzle


7 posted on 09/15/2011 5:14:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.

Aha!

The Palin snubs and sniping, is starting to all add up, isn’t it?


8 posted on 09/15/2011 5:15:10 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: GlockLady; Al B.

How sure are you?


9 posted on 09/15/2011 5:17:03 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Al B.

Bah! It figures!


10 posted on 09/15/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx

Well, pretty sure, but have no proof just going on all of the lies he has told otherwise.

I never believe a liar.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 5:21:45 PM PDT by GlockLady (Hit him again, Todd!)
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To: onyx
Erik Wemple reports that Fox News says it tried to book Joe McGinniss to talk about “The Rogue,” but he said he was “too busy.”

Why put him on the air and give the book publicity?? If McGinniss showed up on Fox News, I'd change the channel.

12 posted on 09/15/2011 5:23:32 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Al B.

Just a guess but, me thinks that McGinniss has a very high and undeserved opinion of himself.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 5:24:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Same here.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 5:26:14 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

McGinniss and Roger Ailes friends for 44 years

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WHAT? Ailes would be friends with this slimeball ?


15 posted on 09/15/2011 5:28:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Al B.

Wow... dots hell... I see the portrait!

LLS


16 posted on 09/15/2011 5:34:15 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: STARWISE

Can this be true? I guess so.

Connecting the dots .... makes quite an ugly picture.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 5:36:33 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Now we know what Sarah has known... man this stinks... and I am vindicated when it comes to fox and ailes... both rat infested...

LLS

18 posted on 09/15/2011 5:38:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Al B.

McGinniss is a creep.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 5:41:01 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Right! Ailes has not wanted Sarah to run and the orders to trash her and snub her have had to come from him. BOR has been particularly smarmy, and only Greta and Hannity have given her the respect she’s earned, save for Eric Bolling and a couple of others on the business side. Chris Wallace has treated her nicely too, (for the most). part.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 5:45:30 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Now we know what Sarah has known

But I didn't know until this day, that it was Barzini all along.

21 posted on 09/15/2011 5:46:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: onyx
Ailes has not wanted Sarah to run and the orders to trash her and snub her have had to come from him.

Right. Because Ailes is so stupid that having a washed-up politician on contract is so good for ratings. You know, I occasionally start to think that the liberal media's influence is waning, but then I read a piece of crap like this and see conservatives falling for it.

And I have to admit that its influence is just as big as ever.

22 posted on 09/15/2011 5:51:14 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Al B.; onyx

Well Sarah has her reason now to terminate her contract w/Fox.

I say do it.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 5:54:03 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin:"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Al B.

He’s afraid he’s going to run into the subject, or the subject’s husband, or both, in the halls.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 5:57:55 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Clyde5445; Al B.; onyx; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; rintense; Bigtigermike; Dengar01; ...
So I can’t, for example, tell you what Roger really thinks of Sarah Palin.

The sleazy SOB just did.

25 posted on 09/15/2011 6:02:32 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: newzjunkey

And so is Ailes.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 6:03:11 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Al B.

Wow it sure is getting crowded under the Sarah bus. Especially considering how the bus isn’t even going anywhere.


27 posted on 09/15/2011 6:07:28 PM PDT by tlb
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To: BfloGuy; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner
I'm sure you read this linked article and the linked article included therein before you posted to me.

/s


28 posted on 09/15/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Al B.

When does MacDonald get a retrial with DNA evidence? McGuiness f’ed up an Army officer’s life over a speculative book!


29 posted on 09/15/2011 6:10:24 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Al B.

When does MacDonald get a retrial with DNA evidence? McGinniss f’ed up an Army officer’s life over a speculative book!


30 posted on 09/15/2011 6:12:08 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

mmmmmmmmmmmm, FOX , mmmmmmmmmmm

the last straw for me was this week when I saw Megyn Kelly tell the shrink that he was a hater because he said letting kids kids watch chaz bono pretending to be a man is not good for them.

she went off the deep end and that was it for me. She and FOX have finally put the last nail in the coffin except friends in the morning and that is very brief.


31 posted on 09/15/2011 6:13:33 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: onyx
Makes you wonder if Ailes contributed to the book...
32 posted on 09/15/2011 6:15:06 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The book is chock full of lies, so why do people believe this one aspect?


33 posted on 09/15/2011 6:20:23 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Al B.
CONNECTING THE DOTS

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> Chris Wallace RomneyBOT

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> Hyper-biased FOX NEWS ProRomney Panel on Sundays

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> McGinniss has been friends with Roger Ailes for 44 years

Conclusion: SMELLS LIKE MITT AGAIN

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"


Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."


"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

34 posted on 09/15/2011 6:23:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: STARWISE

Since Murdoch’s done business with Bertelsmann, some joint venture in Asia, IIRC, McGinniss ducking FNC is certainly interesting...


35 posted on 09/15/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Diogenesis

FWIW, smells like Bertelsmann to me. I don’t give Romney that much credit.


36 posted on 09/15/2011 6:31:48 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: manc

Wow I had no idea she did that. I had such respect for her. But that is some messed up stuff, letting little kids in on this gender reassignment thing. I had no idea what homosexual was until I was in the 9th grade and that was only because of the show “Soap” otherwise I might have gone to my senior year in ignorance of folks who were attempting to mate two male ends.


37 posted on 09/15/2011 6:31:48 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: mewzilla

Bertelsmann? Is she running for President, too?

Who knew? Who knew?


38 posted on 09/15/2011 6:38:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I wouldnt give that a-hole two seconds on the air..he is a scumbag and a pervert who enjoys peering into the bedrooms of little girls. All McGinnis deserves is a smack in the face..and a nice trip in the pokey for stalking


39 posted on 09/15/2011 6:44:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.

“I can’t, for example, tell you what Roger really thinks of Sarah Palin”

Would anyone really care, anyway?


40 posted on 09/15/2011 6:53:34 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale." It's true. Watch The Undefeated.)
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To: lovesdogs

I’ve seen her defend her homosexual NY city friends before but this was the final straw for me.

After she said to the Do that he has no proof he hurts kids then he turned it around and said well there is no proof it doesn’t, well she did not like that at all.

I heard that she was on big mouth O.R still preaching that chaz bono was normal and that if you oppose this weird crap then we’re haters which is a typical thing for the left wing nuts.

Not saying she is left wing but she certainly can get all defensive for her pals up in NY City and name call like the left does.

I won’;t be tuning in in any more now.


41 posted on 09/15/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: lovesdogs

BTW, sorry I forgot to add, I had no idea either till later in life and the first I ever saw was a trip to Boston with my kids and we turned on to Boylston street where there was a parade and I have never seen such sick things, pretend Nuns feeling each other up with a crucifix, two men walking in daisy duke leather shorts touching each other and my oldest aged 5 back then asking “Dad why are they feeling each others bums”

It was sick but now seeing Megyn Kelly defend cross dressing and thinking this was alright and we’re haters in her words then I was disgusted.


42 posted on 09/15/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he is socially liberal, another phony conservative,1man +1 woman=marriage)
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To: onyx

Why would anyone give free airtime to this scumbag unless the interviewer intends to ask some probing, truly inquisitive questions, which not many in the main stream media are willing to do. Perhaps some hosts on Fox would ask such questions, and the weasel is afraid to go talk with them?


43 posted on 09/15/2011 7:20:45 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: manc

It is a lawyer disease, Megan and that ditz Hoover, are a pair, Megan is beautiful, but straining at Gnats is the downfall for both, can’t watch either of them.

Anyone that can listen to Hoover for a segment and still complain about Palin’s voice as got a lot of gall.


44 posted on 09/15/2011 7:24:35 PM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: manc

Yeah, Fox is sooper-dooper conservative when it comes to the topic of things like taxes... yeah! Obama bad! Obama bad! ... but when it comes to about any other issue, and especially in regards to social-conservatism, they are unpalatably lib. Sometimes they try to hide this fact, so as to not alienate their viewers. This was very, very evident when the “gay marriage” in New York situation was going on. They barely mentioned it anywhere on their broadcasts, relegating it to a ten-second voiceover clip at ten minutes after the hour (while it was ‘headlining’ the other news outlets, which were obviously in celebratory mode). Downplayed the whole thing, so as not to rile up the ‘rubes’ in flyover country.


45 posted on 09/15/2011 7:31:01 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Sarah Barracuda

>> “So Ailes is friends with a scumbag for 44 years, another piece of the puzzle” <<

.
Ailes isn’t exactly a sweetheart himself.


46 posted on 09/15/2011 7:35:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: BfloGuy; onyx

>> “Because Ailes is so stupid that having a washed-up politician on contract is so good for ratings.” <<

.
If you look at MSNBC as an example, its clear that to the Mediots, their ratings are secondary to their mission. Ailes works for one of the most mendacious men on Earth.


47 posted on 09/15/2011 7:42:27 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: onyx
Back in 2008 they said she was a racist. See below link, but maybe you read it already.

Sarah a Racist

Now they claim she had an affair with a black man. I just read an article that said she could be racist but still infatuated enough to have sex because it was taboo.

I think they have Sarah mixed up with Stanley Ann Dunham. She did that back in the 50's because it was taboo.

They are scared as hell about Sarah and pulling out every means they can. I don't think people are going to by their shit anymore.

48 posted on 09/15/2011 8:00:15 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: onyx
"I don't think people are going to by their shit anymore."

Just in case the spelling police come out, that should have read buy their shit... :-)

49 posted on 09/15/2011 8:08:31 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: manc

I am so with you on m. kelly!

I nearly threw my shoe at the TV but el doggie wouldn’t move!

El doggie likes to sit on my shoes for some reason whereas m. kelly needs a a cranial/rectal transversion.

It’s my new thing with my family, gives them good reason to think that they can insert and reverse at a moments notice! “Oh Honey, it’s all good , you just need a “transversion” “Then I am just gonna swoop down and re-inversion you... if you get myah drift darlin””

The cranial and rectal aspects in this syndrome are not only healthy for your brains, but they help to prevent hemmohoids as well.

If I believed in pharmaceuticals, which I don’t, I would recommend giving the boob a drug at least once daily.

Good lord, what a dope!


50 posted on 09/15/2011 8:32:11 PM PDT by acapesket
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