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Ailes: 'I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings'
Politico ^ | October 5, 2011

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, AP’s television writer, in a long and wide-ranging interview.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ailes; ailes4mcginniss; ailes4romney; ailes4soros; ailesvsamerica; doll; foxnews; hot; meat; palin; ratings; rogerailes; sarahpalin; sex; toy
Roger,
1 posted on 10/05/2011 3:05:56 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All

Roger, there are some things just left better not said.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 3:07:37 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

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.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 3:07:37 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

Exactly right.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the 1 Tru Conservative that can unite us all and Save America" ;)
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To: Mount Athos

The left is jumping on this with glee.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 3:09:26 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Wolf Blitzer, objective? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!


6 posted on 10/05/2011 3:10:29 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: EveningStar

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.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 3:10:52 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: EveningStar

It’s time for Sarah Palin to sever ties with that organization! They are becoming a cancer like the rest of them.


8 posted on 10/05/2011 3:10:56 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Sarah Palin and whomever ( * * except RON PAUL who's an absolute nut case * *))
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To: EveningStar

Spoken like a true businessman. I’m sure the liberal pussy pants thought it was to further an agenda etc.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 3:12:10 PM PDT by albie
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To: EveningStar

!!!!! SARAH NOT RUNNING !!!!!

MARK LEVIN JUST READING A MESSAGE FROM HER.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 3:14:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: EveningStar

There are a disproportionate number of blondes on Fox, I’m not surprised at the remark.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 3:14:51 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Mount Athos; hobbes1

Roger may well have meant the “other” kind of hot, you know. :)


12 posted on 10/05/2011 3:15:53 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Well, that's no surprise....TV is a visual presentation...

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

...

13 posted on 10/05/2011 3:17:03 PM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Mount Athos

Uh, she’s easy on the eyes. We guys *aren’t* supposed to notice? I mean really.

She’s HOT.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 3:17:09 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Iron Munro

No shit? Wow!


15 posted on 10/05/2011 3:17:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

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.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 3:19:08 PM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: Mount Athos

Where does it say what Ailes meant by “hot”?


17 posted on 10/05/2011 3:20:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: EveningStar

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!


18 posted on 10/05/2011 3:21:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Cain!)
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To: Beowulf9

“There are a disproportionate number of blondes on Fox, I’m 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.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 3:22:46 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Paperdoll

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.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 3:25:40 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: EveningStar

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.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 3:26:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: EveningStar

“Hot,” as in “hot property.” Ailes is plain spoken and he’s very farm from stupid.


22 posted on 10/05/2011 3:28:12 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: EveningStar

Duh.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Please stop posting "helpful hints" in parentheses the title box. Thank you.)
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To: jessduntno

http://www.gogomag.com/talkingheads/foxnews_f_1.php


24 posted on 10/05/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Squeeky

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?


25 posted on 10/05/2011 4:04:16 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Cain!)
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To: Paperdoll

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.


26 posted on 10/05/2011 4:10:24 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: Beowulf9

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.


27 posted on 10/05/2011 4:12:30 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: EveningStar

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.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 4:21:45 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Squeeky

What those great Women Rights Dummies being nasty and degrading to women?

Who woulda thunk it. The Dums are vile and disgusting.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 4:30:45 PM PDT by marty60
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To: marty60

Wonder if Sarah will be offended enough to quit her Fox gig over this. Don’t hold your breath.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 4:36:09 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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31 posted on 10/05/2011 4:40:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

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.


32 posted on 10/05/2011 4:47:24 PM PDT by marty60
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To: EveningStar

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.


33 posted on 10/05/2011 5:02:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

He’s not wrong.


34 posted on 10/05/2011 5:49:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Squeeky

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.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 5:56:02 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Cain!)
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To: Paperdoll

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.


36 posted on 10/05/2011 6:01:23 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: Mount Athos

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.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 10:59:30 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

So, is that Playboy offer still valid or not?


38 posted on 10/05/2011 11:14:09 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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To: gman992

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.

http://james-a-watkins.hubpages.com/hub/Women-of-Fox-News


39 posted on 10/06/2011 9:53:04 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

I have no problem with that...saw Susan Cena on Red Eye last night...smokin!


40 posted on 10/06/2011 9:06:24 PM PDT by gman992 ("I'm a conservative. I'm just a happy conservative.")
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