Skip to comments.Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees
Posted on 05/24/2013 4:01:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
The recent news about the FBIs seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into question whether the federal government is meeting its constitutional obligation to preserve and protect a free press in the United States. We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a "co-conspirator" in a crime. I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone or email account to gather news or even call a friend or family member? Well, they shouldnt have done it. The administrations attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time. We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.
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I wonder if he still thinks that Palin is stupid?
What??? Put down the bong!
No, bong...Ailes has been trying to quietly cozy up to the Obama Regime, and now it’s come back to bite him squarely on his fat butt. I guess you haven’t noticed the left turn at Fox News since 2010?
I think ailes is stupid... fired Brit Hume’s wife as News Director and crapped on Conservatives by slamming left and keeping an openly gay flamer as head anchor. Coddling old bill o’bloviator was another dumb move. Palin has been right all along and rupert and ailes only care about their success and getting along with the powers that be... until that got them injured and along with that... an attack on our First Amendment. Maybe they will wake up?
“keeping an openly gay flamer as head anchor.”
Apologies for my ignorance, who is that?
Apologies for my ignorance, who is that?
The guy who leads into the O'Reilly Factor? Who else could it be?
Well, Roger, how hard are you going to fight back? Are you going to reverse your move into ‘moderacy’ and give Conservatives their time in the sun, or are you going to stick with the rovian attacks on us even now that you know we were right all along?
Your words are hollow if they are not followed up by action. Are you brave enough to stand by your words?
WE are watching.
Miss the beauties but not the beasts.
“We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era...”
The Obama regime is on a political witch hunt for communists and communist sympathizers?
Surprised I ain’t, but I did not know that................. Well that explains all the drama.
At 2:00 and 6:00 CST I have to turn Fox News off because of Shepherd Smith. Cannot stomach the idiot any longer. Fox needs to get rid of Shep
“Ailes has been trying to quietly cozy up to the Obama Regime”
Everything else in Amereka is going Communist, Why would FOX want to be left out?
If America is ever to recover, it will be many years down the road from the Obamination.
I can’t watch him either & the TV is on something other than FOX when he’s on.
Same here. They also need to get rid of Chris Wallace. I can’t stand that flaming liberal.
He seems to contradict himself - we now know McCarthy was right - almost like he agrees with Zero's folks.....
Shep Smith. Can’t you tell?
My guess is that Fox will push further left.
No worries. Whorealdo will explain it all away...
McCarthy was right.
I’ll bet ole Shep’s lead-off story today will be the fag invasion of the Boy Scouts. Can see the glee in his eyes now.
He’ll also voice his disappointment that sodomite Scout leaders are not being accepted just yet, but say it’s bound to happen soon.
Pretty sad that letter had to be written at all. America is so upside down....
Now that he’s made a stand, will they start reporting ALL the news that’s out there?
Thank you for sharing that with me .... at least it was before breakfast!
I guess we’ll see. The thing really is, is MURDOCH up for the fight.
It could be because Ailes is SCARED of the Obama White House.
Isaiah 5:20 explains “the world is so upside down”.
Was the charge “buggery”?
Lost 90% credibility right there !
Step away from the mirror and try a book, Roger ..
Hey Ailes, enough of that “McCarthy” crap. Stop perpetuating a lie.
(putting on my Clintonesque legalese parsing hat)
U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The text says that CONGRESS shall make no law. Where does it say the Executive Branch can't?
You know they'll do it...
Ailes is just another “Amanda Bynes Dead Body Part”....
Why hasn’t Fox taken legal action?
Are they still so Obama Supporter....like they were when attacking Birthers...
he also hired Sally Kohn, or is it Khon, but anyway she worked for media matters, is a homosexual activist, keeps shep smith who is nothing but a drama queen and then there is Geraldo, the man who makes his stories up as if he were in battle
not watched Smith for years,.
He and Geraldo are drama queens, can’t stand them and how they stayed on air is stunning.
Ailes is not a conservative, is just a liberal who hates taxes which would explain his attacks on Sarah, hiring homosexual activists and keeping drama queens and I seem to remember a certain owner of a media outlet bugging other peoples phones to get news in the UK
Ailes also doesn’t know the real story of the McCarthy era, or he would not have defamed Joe McCarthy in this little letter.
Oddly, Nikita Khrushchev and Joe McCarthy were BOTH right! It’s Amerika now.
Ailes did not say Palin is an idiot. At least not in the link you posted.
...Ailes has been trying to quietly cozy up to the Obama Regime, and now its come back to bite him....
Exactly. He backed down from the Saudis and from Soros.
As a general comment -— Why is the media focusing on the Fox wiretap? I realize this story is about Ailes. But what happened to the CNN wiretaps? That sort of faded away. Hmmm. It seems the backdrop of these stories should be that obama admin is targeting the press - CNN and Fox - and not be limited to Fox.
I couldn’t agree more about Wallace. There are tons of unbiased journalists who should have been given that spot.
I’m disgusted with the entire “fair and balanced” tripe. I watch FOX to get the factual news, not to listen to the likes of Beckel (sp?) and Juan Williams spew the liberal talking points of the day.
Ailes would have been wiser to invest in cryptography for his phone lines and emails. OpSec is critical to newsgathering in a liberal run world.
They all need to go!
Was that from his biatch-fight over a parking space in Tallahassee during Bush-Gore?
Ole Miss shouldn’t mess with them Noles folks
Exhibit A ....
However, in Ailes and Fox' defense, they are the CLOSEST thing we have to a free press and deserve credit for providing a platform for the only conservative voices (Megyn Kelly?! ... and others) that we hear in national media today.
Any organization that causes such pain and hatred in liberals has got to be a good thing overall. Thank you for that Roger Ailes.