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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:48 AM

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Accuses Obama of Fomenting Hate


by Howard Kurtz Feb 11, 2013 12:01 AM EST

The Fox News chairman says the president pits blacks against whites, middle class against rich. Howard Kurtz on how Ailes undercut his largely positive message in a New Republic interview.


Roger Ailes says President Obama is whipping up hate. The Fox News chairman has never been a fan of the president, but even by his standards, those are strikingly harsh words.

“The president likes to divide people into groups,” Ailes tells The New Republic in an interview. “He’s too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. He is busy trying to get everybody to hate each other.”

He then added: “We need to get along.”

Ailes has a fondness for blunt language, and his point about Obama turning the middle class against the rich, albeit with the H word, echoes the standard conservative gripe about Democratic class warfare.

But getting “blacks to hate whites”?

What in Obama’s record casts him as a racially divisive leader?

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/11/fox-news-chairman-roger-ailes-accuses-obama-of-fomenting-hate.html


Link to TNR article:
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112364/fox-news-latino-roger-ailes-courts-hispanic-viewers

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Reply Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Accuses Obama of Fomenting Hate (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
dmosh42 Feb 2013 #1
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rurallib Feb 2013 #2
Botany Feb 2013 #3
Iggo Feb 2013 #4
SummerSnow Feb 2013 #5
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #6
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #7
Cracklin Charlie Feb 2013 #12
lapfog_1 Feb 2013 #8
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #9
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #10
KansDem Feb 2013 #11
Tarheel_Dem Feb 2013 #13
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2013 #14
great white snark Feb 2013 #17
Tarheel_Dem Feb 2013 #19
DFW Feb 2013 #15
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #16
tartan2 Feb 2013 #18
sakabatou Feb 2013 #20
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #21
CBHagman Feb 2013 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:50 AM

1. The pot calling the kettle black!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:52 AM

2. !




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:54 AM

3. Why don't you tell that to Dr. Tiller Roger?

Remember O'Rielly calling Dr. Tiller, "Tiller the baby killer" time and again?

Or when Sean Hannity linked Ohio Sec. of State Jennifer Brunner to ACORN and
voting fraud w/zero proof and she got death threats?

Fox and Ailes are not burdened by telling the truth ..... matter of fact lying is
part of their business model and it starts in the AM w/ Fox and Friends.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:55 AM

4. He oughta know.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:55 AM

5. Yeah. Ailes is the epitome if racial harmony.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:56 AM

6. 'Ailes has a fondness for blunt language' .... I believe they meant lies

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:00 AM

7. classic Fox projection

accuse your enemy of doing what you actualy do.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:09 PM

12. could be projection

But I think it may be more like opposite day. I think in reality, the President works to remove the differences between people, and brings us together for the common good.

They really hate that. Community organizer? Why, yes he is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:01 AM

8. Hallmark of republicanism... projection

election theft
racial intolerance
women's health
voter rights
(the list goes on and on)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:07 AM

9. Putting into the "If you can't beat them, project on them" folder.......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:29 AM

10. Roger "I-used-Willie-Horton-to-scare-White-People" Ailes

For the younger DUers:


“The only question,” Ailes bragged to a reporter, “is whether we depict Willie Horton with a knife in his hand – or without it.”


http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/pictures/photo-gallery-roger-ailes-gop-mastermind-20110525/video-revolving-door-tv-ad-0720566

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:30 AM

11. WHAAAAA...!!!


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:10 PM

13. 'Obama's telling the truth, and it feels like he's being mean to us'.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:19 PM

14. "I never did give anybody hell.....

I just told the truth and they thought it was hell."

-Harry S. Truman

Held true then (re: Republicans), still true now.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:42 PM

17. Yes.

That is the most appropriate quote Proud Liberal Dem.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:16 PM

19. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:08 PM

15. That's like a slaughterhouse accusing cattle of using deadly force n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:38 PM

16. Just because you and your follower have an irrational hatred of him

doesn't mean he has anything to do with it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:03 PM

18. What's the matter Ailes?

you sound as though you suffer from what is know as the "whiney ass white man's syndrome"!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:33 PM

20. What did you call Mr. Kettle, Ailes?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:04 PM

21. And that is how his drooling followers see it, too.

Obama turned all those people into racists.

Before that, they were fine with minorities.

Riiiight.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:09 PM

22. This is just standard operating procedure for the right wing.

Freudian slip: I almost wrote right whinge.

Glenn Beck said our biracial president, who speaks affectionately and respectfully of his white mother and grandparents, has a "deep-seated hatred for white people." Christian Coalition types borrow an image from the struggle for civil rights when they accuse people who support public schools but oppose voucher programs for private institutions of blocking the schoolhouse door.

It's beyond projection. It's a means of controlling the argument and influencing public opinion. These are the people who systematically attacked John Kerry's military honors and Al Gore's veracity. We know what Ailes and co. are capable of. We've seen and heard it for decades.

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