Skip to comments.Ailes: Palin Was a ‘Branding Issue’
Posted on 09/26/2011 11:12:27 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
Could Fox News be moving away from the right? As the Tea Party's popularity fades and the country grows increasingly tired of partisan bickering, Fox News chief Roger Ailes is making what he calls a course correction. Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin became a bit of a branding issue for us, he tells Howard Kurtz in Newsweek. Republican candidates still consult Ailes: when Rick Perry was still weighing a presidential bid, he stopped by Ailes's office and confided he was worried about being able to raise money, and Mitt Romney took Ailes out for a pasta dinner. But Ailes also engineered the Republican primary debate for maximum reality-television conflict, aiming tough questions geared toward the weaknesses of each candidate and prompting them to tear into each other.
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Ahh sorry kristinn did not tag it Palin, so it did not come up in the search....
Thanks for the ping!
Ailes didn’t say any of the things you suckers are braying about. Howard Kurtz said those things. Fall for leftist spin much? You could read the Newsweek piece for yourself and see what Ailes did and didn’t say, but that would be a hassle I guess.
Fox can find out how fast they can become has been’s. I don’t know any conservative who really relies on the Networks or Cable for their news. When and if we watch we watch Fox,,but it can go zero with no impact on us.
Euwww, it's dog mitt.
I think Beck pulled out of Fox at the right time. I think Beck was seeing the shift of fax before a lot of have.
The question really is . . .
Is Fox leaving the “Conservative” Republican Party, or is the “Conservative” Republican [Tea] Party leaving Fox.
Who just won the Florida Straw Poll?
“The better question is: Have they ever been there in the first place?”
No. It’s all about “positioning.” Fox is labeled as “right wing” by the left because to acknowledge they have a much more even keel coverage would be akin to admitting the extreme leftist bias of the alphabet soup stations.
In order to protect their propaganda arm the left will label anyone that isn’t in the bag for the left as right wing extremists........whether that is the case or not. In FOX’s case NOT.
Nothing like telegraphing your punches, or it's literary equivalent: Poisoning the Well.
Has Palin tendered her resignation to run for President or .....?
If Ailes thinks he’s going to succeed as just another liberal news station, spewing the same gunk as CNN, ABC, See-BS, etc, he’s wrong.
He will loose to those stations in the ratings because the bulk of FOX’ supporters will abandon him.
I smell a Romney/Chris Christie conspiracy stinking up what was once a “fair and balanced” network.
The frequency of appearnces by those two shmoos Dana Perrino and Karl Rove as well as the rhetoric of people like Kraphammer and Crystal and Hume point to this.
Why would any conservative politician seek candidacy advice from anyone in the media? Fox News might have more conservative talking heads (and I stress, might!) than the other outlets, but to seek out advice from anyone in the media seems a death nell to a candidate’s chances for victory IMO.
That was my first thought, too.
Ailes is trying to play some sort of kingmaker game. I think that Sarah Palin caught on to him very early on and refused to be manipulated by him, and that’s why Fox has behaved like it has since Tucson.
Weren't they the people who bought Newsweek for $1?
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