Skip to comments.Ailes: 'I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings'
Posted on 10/05/2011 3:05:49 PM PDT by EveningStar
Roger Ailes tells the AP that there was nothing political in his decision to hire Sarah Palin as a Fox News contributor.
I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings, he told Frazier Moore, APs television writer, in a long and wide-ranging interview.
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Roger, there are some things just left better not said.
It’s obvious that by “hot” he meant she was a controversial and interesting figure that is widely discussed, but the media is twisting his comment to mean she was wildly attractive.
Can’t expect the media to be honest where Palin and Fox are concerned.
The left is jumping on this with glee.
Wolf Blitzer, objective? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
Roger Ailes is not unlike many in his generation, perfectly willing to marginalize women... unless he can make a buck. Mysogynist puke, not unlike my tagline buddy below.
It’s time for Sarah Palin to sever ties with that organization! They are becoming a cancer like the rest of them.
Spoken like a true businessman. I’m sure the liberal pussy pants thought it was to further an agenda etc.
!!!!! SARAH NOT RUNNING !!!!!
MARK LEVIN JUST READING A MESSAGE FROM HER.
There are a disproportionate number of blondes on Fox, I’m not surprised at the remark.
Roger may well have meant the “other” kind of hot, you know. :)
How many viewers want to watch bone ugly women no matter how smart or profound they are...
TV is supposed to be candy for the eye
Uh, she’s easy on the eyes. We guys *aren’t* supposed to notice? I mean really.
No shit? Wow!
Gee I’m surprised noone noticed that most of the women on FNC are “hot” blonds. Well not real blonds. Not that I’m complaining.
Where does it say what Ailes meant by “hot”?
She has just told Mark Levin that she will not run for president, but will support the nominee. I wish she would come right out and endorse Herman Cain. She has said that she likes him. An endorsement would be fantastic!
“There are a disproportionate number of blondes on Fox, Im not surprised at the remark.”
Really? How many women are on Fox and how many of the women are blonde? I can only think of a handful (pardon the expression) of blondes vs. other hair/skin colors.
I hope she does, too. So far, I like Herman Cain best of all. He is honest and not one of the typical egomaniac males who spend all debate trying to show where somebody changed their mind or something. Which is really stupid, because unless you are PERFECT, you are always going to have to change your mind about something. Which is why a woman would make a good president.
Ailes didn’t get where he is by speaking carelessly.
He knows exactly how his words will be taken and it all boils down to free publicity for FOX.
“Hot,” as in “hot property.” Ailes is plain spoken and he’s very farm from stupid.
She is a smart woman. There is no way the Establishment would permit a woman (other than a far left one) to be president. For her own reasons she may not endorse anyone. One of them might be that she he may be chosen as VP by one of them, as I suggested long ago. But I do not think that a weak candidate will be nominated, and a strong one will choose someone good in foreign policy as a running mate, like John Bolton perhaps?
They have just picked on her to death. I used to watch Chris Matthews and then I stopped when he just came out and called her stupid. That was mean, and how can you call anybody stupid when you look at Obama. Did you see that Obama by the Number video oh here today??? Plus he was very rude about Michelle Backmann and kept calling her hypnotized or something just because she was told to lookit at the wrong camera.
And? What proportion of the public do you think are blondes? This looks like the women I know - there are some of these on here who are hardly ever on screen, too...maybe a reach to prove a point? To be fair, take them all into consideration (unless you are saying that anything other than black is blonde) it doesn’t look out of proportion to me as far as shades of hair go. They are certainly all far more attractive than your CNN or See BS women...but there are red heads, brunettes, many shades of brown and blondes, peroxide blondes and black haired women...I don’t get what the point is, I guess.
Geez Rog, a little sexist isn’t it. sarah doesn’t have a BRAIN?
Is that why you have nothing but BLONDS as anchorettes. They’re Hot and get ratings!
Time to move into the 21st century Roger.
What those great Women Rights Dummies being nasty and degrading to women?
Who woulda thunk it. The Dums are vile and disgusting.
Wonder if Sarah will be offended enough to quit her Fox gig over this. Don’t hold your breath.
I think Sarah probably has heard it all by now.
She’s smart, she knew what Rogers thought pattern is, just look at the anchors. Maybe it is the women anchors that shoukld be offended. Maybe they should all die their hair and get a short do. Then watch ole Rog have a heart attack.
So he hired Sarah Palin for the same reason MSNBC hired Rachel Maddow.
EEEEEEEEEEEhe he he Now I don’t care who you are thats funny.
He’s not wrong.
oh, dear Squeeky, we just can’t let all of this get to us. All we can do is to pray, and live our lives as our Redeemer would have us live them. Take care of our own families and pets, and do the best we can. I hope you are walking with the Lord, because He will nevet leave us. He gives us His extraordinary peace and love.
But we are to be watchmen on the wall. May He give you the blessings you need today and every day.
OH, I try to be good, but I just get sooo mad at some people who just lie on purpose and do shameful things and I just want to CLOBBER them.
It’s altogether possible that he actually meant the word in both senses. It may very well be that her Conservative politics are made as attractive by her looks as her looks appear more beautiful because of her political positions.
So, is that Playboy offer still valid or not?
Probably not for as much as it was originally, though there are certainly enough people who would pay for it. There could conceivably be a Special Edition Calendar put out by Fox with titillating photos of all its “hot” female commentators and newscasters: Sarah, Gretchen, Megyn, Shannon, Julie, Laura, Courtney .... Plain women need not apply for an on-air job at Fox. They’ve found the sweet spot to drive male viewers to the station: use Page 6 girls to read the newscasts, and put them in tight-fitting, preferably low-cut, knits.
I have no problem with that...saw Susan Cena on Red Eye last night...smokin!