Wizard of Ooze
“Rotund, bald and ferocious, the Fox television boss Roger Ailes is said to have two speeds – attack and destroy. Every night under his watch, millions of Americans are enthused, engrossed or appalled by a lively diet of angry rightwing rhetoric served up on Fox’s rolling news channel.”
—Andrews Clark and James Robinson,
“Fox hunt: Cracks in Murdoch dynasty as TV news chief finds himself on firing line,”
The Guardian, Jan. 15, 2010
Editorial Comment: Ouch. One of the 7 dwarfs’ blacksheep cousins?
Related: The editors of The Putnam County News & Recorder, owned by Fox News boss Roger Ailes and his wife, Elizabeth, in their rural Hudson River Valley community, recently quit, accusing Ailes of sending Fox security people to spy on them. Great New Yorker piece on the Ailes’ foray into community newspapering in Jan. 21, 2011 issue
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