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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
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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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