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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:18 PM

Roger Ailes Tried to Convince David Petraeus to Run for Presi, Said Rupert Murdoch Would Bankroll It

Wow...this is a pretty interesting read.

Rich men, bankrolling puppet presidents. Hey! We're practically a puppet dictatorshp!

Roger Ailes Tried to Convince David Petraeus to Run for President in 2011, Said Rupert Murdoch Would “Bankroll” It

It appears as though the Petraeus affair isn't quite over, after all. In today's Washington Post, Bob Woodward broke the news that in spring of 2011, Fox News head Roger Ailes attempted to persuade David Petraeus to run for president if Obama didn't appoint him Joint Chief of Staff, telling the then-general that News Corp head Rupert Murdoch would "bankroll" the campaign.

Of course, Ailes didn't make the offer to Petraeus in person; instead he sent Kathleen McFarland, a Fox News national security analyist and former Pentagon aide, to do his bidding. Woodward obtained a digital recording of the meeting between McFarland and Petraeus, which occurred in Kabul.

In addition to mentioning Ailes's advice, McFarland also told Petraeus that Ailes might resign from Fox News to help run the campaign.

When an understandably concerned Petraeus asked if the conversation was off the record, McFarland assured him it was. "His deal with me was that I was only supposed to talk to you," McFarland said. "And he is a little paranoid, so believe me, he doesn't have anybody in that room."

Much more to read at: http://gawker.com/5965402/roger-ailes-tried-to-get-david-petraeus-to-run-for-president-in-2011-said-rupert-murdoch-would-bankroll-it

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Reply Roger Ailes Tried to Convince David Petraeus to Run for Presi, Said Rupert Murdoch Would Bankroll It (Original post)
DonRedwood Dec 2012 OP
Narkos Dec 2012 #1
Spazito Dec 2012 #2
Initech Dec 2012 #3
PD Turk Dec 2012 #4
spanone Dec 2012 #5
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #6
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #8
Barack_America Dec 2012 #7
patpowers1995 Dec 2012 #9

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. How in the hell did they get that audio? Nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:02 PM

2. Rachel Maddow covered this, played the audio from the interview....

not only the Murdoch/Ailes aspect but also Petraeus talking about how the CIA is the 'new growth industry' and he said this BEFORE he was appointed CIA director, about a week before I believe.

Listening to the audio she played, my jaw dropped for many reason. It was and not in a good way.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:36 PM

3. How is this not a form of treason??

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:45 PM

4. Three cheers for Citizens United

NOT!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:49 PM

5. he should be banned from participating in any form of 'news'

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:08 PM

6. Holy Shit! Wonder if my '7 Days in May" theory about Petraeus'

 

demise has some legs. This is very close to the line of suborning treason, if not over it.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:13 PM

8. i agree

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:12 PM

7. Wait, what?

Wow.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:41 AM

9. Ailes Is A Hutt! (Possibly NSFW)

Well we've always known that Roger Ailes is a string-puller with all sorts of nefarious schemes going on, and those crazy-ass eyes of his convinces me of just one thing: he's a Hutt, like Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars. And I have the proof in pictographic form ... the image itself is safe for work, but the setting may have some NSFW content, so click on it with extreme trepidation, if you are in a sexually maladaptive environment, such as most work sites:

http://politicallysexy.blogspot.com/2012/12/jabba-hutt-has-celebrity-clone-roger.html

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