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Roger Ailes Fights Back: CNN 'Out of News Business'; Megyn Kelly Critics 'Jealous'; Dismisses New...
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 8, 2014 | Michael O'Connell

Posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by Biggirl

Fox's news czar tells THR about his goal to launch a new network with Bill O'Reilly, the real reason Alec Baldwin was fired and why Jeff Zucker's strategy is no cause for concern: "I guess he's going to do whales a lot. If I were Discovery, I'd be worried."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ailes; alecbaldwin; billoreilly; blowhard; bor; cnn; coursecorrection; foxnews; jeffzucker; megynkelly; msnbc; rogerailes
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"Roger Ailes Fights Back: CNN 'Out of News Business'; Megyn Kelly Critics 'Jealous'; Dismisses New Book (Q&A)"

1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Go Megyn!

ABCNNBCBS MEDIOTS = OBAMAGANDA 24/7/365 WITH 0 REAL NEWS!

2 posted on 01/08/2014 8:22:03 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I haven’t watch tv news in years.

All my news comes from FR....if it ain’t on FR, I don’t need to know about it-—LOL!


3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:35:57 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Biggirl

Good article.

I wish we had a sense of who his successor would be. He’s old and fat after all. Same for Murdoc. Perhaps BOR?


4 posted on 01/08/2014 8:39:11 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: Biggirl

MSNBC. Is that a new disease? Will they have telethon fund raisers? Will Alec Baldwin be the host?


5 posted on 01/08/2014 8:40:03 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Biggirl

You really have to admire Ailes, he’s not only wildly successful but he’s outspoken and doesn’t play the usual PC games. I hope he’s grooming a whole strong of successors who will carry on his tradition at the Fox properties.

It really isn’t relevant whether FReepers watch FNC or anything else. To each his own. But there is no question about the superiority of Ailes approach to cable TV programming and it’s refreshing to see someone who doesn’t call a spade as a “sharp-bladed tool for digging”.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 8:43:21 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cicero2k

“..Perhaps BOR?..”

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I hate to think of that happening. BOR is not a conservative per se. He plays both sides and stays very neutral on issues that he should be taking a strong, pro-American stand on. My vote on BOR is NO!


7 posted on 01/08/2014 8:44:20 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Biggirl

There’s more news value in the latest edition of MAD magazine or in a cartoon from Warner Bros., than there is collectively in all of the alphabet soup programs posturing as “news.”

Drive a stake through their microscopic heartless souls.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 8:45:07 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: bigbob

proving my point, I like this excerpt about his competitors:

“The NBC News people won’t get caught dead on MSNBC. They could have a traffic accident in front of the window, and they wouldn’t cover it. For CNN to also throw in the towel and announce they’re out of the news business is quite interesting. That means Fox has won the cable news wars. [Zucker] had a big hit with a whale one night [the documentary Blackfish]. I guess he’s going to do whales a lot. If I were Discovery, I’d be worried.”


9 posted on 01/08/2014 8:46:08 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cicero2k

Maybe Sean?


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:46:24 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: EagleUSA

BOR lost me when he dissed the Swift Boat Vets to preserve his “thougtful moderate” schtick. He’s a hack.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:47:29 AM PST by cuban leaf (I'm now in central KY partly due to Revelation 18:4)
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To: cuban leaf

Could not agree with you more!!


12 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:56 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: cuban leaf

BOR lost me when he criticized FR for being extreme. Then again, he took my post on FR completely out of context and wouldn’t return my calls when I wanted to set him straight.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 8:53:40 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: cuban leaf
BOR lost me when he dissed the Swift Boat Vets to preserve his “thoughtful moderate” schtick. He’s a hack.

BOR lost me when he...was on Inside Edition -- and early on!
14 posted on 01/08/2014 8:55:52 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Biggirl

It’s all useless. Every single bit of “news entertainment” is utter crapola.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 9:19:29 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Biggirl

I used to watch Fox News all evening. Now almost never. I now watch just the NFL, NHL networks and some reality TV (Pawn, Duck, Storage). All my news is online (FR, Drudge, HotAir etc).


16 posted on 01/08/2014 9:22:07 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: EagleUSA

“He plays both sides....”

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That’s what a good salesman does.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 9:36:40 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Biggirl
I PREDICT Megyn Kelly will surpass Bill O'Reilly in the ratings.

She's already not far behind O'Reilly's numbers.

WHY? Because she actually let's her guests answer questions without incessantly interrupting them... not to mention she's much more easy on the eyes.

18 posted on 01/08/2014 9:37:06 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: bigbob

What is he talking about? Andrea Mitchell seems to always be on PMSNBC.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 9:38:38 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Biggirl

I can’t take the Fox reporterettes seriously when they are sitting there in sleeveless dresses when it’s -40 wind chill outside.....all because they are copying the Worst Lady’s dress style. They can’t be too intelligent.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 9:39:12 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Biggirl

Personally I get majority of my news

From Al Jazeera America and Fox news

I do get all interionaal news feeds


21 posted on 01/08/2014 9:42:51 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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22 posted on 01/08/2014 9:47:07 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: VideoDoctor
I'm a bit tired of the "easy on the eyes" claims.

I's kind of hankering for a solid news program from a man with gravitas...don't care how pretty or ugly he is.

Too many chattery women have taken a told on my psyche.

23 posted on 01/08/2014 9:49:25 AM PST by what's up
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To: 353FMG

“..That’s what a good salesman does...”

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He can have his salesmanship, if that is what it is.
What he needs to be is a PATRIOT and a stand up guy.
He is really neither...when ever something serious and important needs to be said, he always brings someone else in to say it. He is weak.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 10:44:51 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: what's up
Too many chattery women have taken a told on my psyche.

Too bad for you.

Megyn Kelly does a very good job. I say that as a former TV anchor and employee several years ago of three ABC stations.

25 posted on 01/08/2014 10:53:37 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: txrefugee

Why do people act like the Worst Lady is the first woman to wear sleeveless clothing ? Many of us have dressed like this all our lives . Oh , and it’s hot under those studio lights .


26 posted on 01/08/2014 11:02:25 AM PST by katykelly
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To: EagleUSA

But he claims that he is looking out for us.

Patriots and stand up guys in the MSM world often lose their jobs.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 11:54:38 AM PST by 353FMG
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