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Sat Jul 9, 2016, 04:37 PM Jul 2016

niyad's request: Why I'm BEYOND THRILLED that roger ailes is in trouble. [View all]

Our niyad asked me to make this an OP, from the following thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027991710

I wrote that I am almost delirious with joy to learn that the Jabba the Hut of cable "news" is now in trouble. But it's personal for me. Some folks here know I used to be a broadcast journalist before I retired from it, 20 years ago, mainly so I could be home for my then-very young kids. I was very proud of my profession, and couldn't believe I was allowed to step carefully into the well-established, path-cutting footprints of people like Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, Catherine Mackin, Pauline Frederick, Roy Neal, Frank Reynolds, John Chancellor, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, and more - and hope to be worthy someday to touch the hem of Edward R. Murrow's garment. By now, though, this industry has become so perverted and bastardized, and bimbo-ized that it's no wonder anymore why so many Americans distrust the media. It's deteriorated into a shit show by way of a soft core porn show. And roger ailes is DIRECTLY to blame. If he's in trouble now, whatever way it arrived on his doorstep, I am FREAKIN' THRILLED!!!!!

I am SO loving this!!!!

SOOOOO loving this!!! I hope he's SOOOOOO screwed!

What that bastard has done to information brokering and curating - the shit that he has mainstreamed, the partisan "news" bullshit he's peddled and organized and produced and massaged and twisted and tarted up and shoved down gullible viewers' throats from coast to coast, how he's perverted the national discourse, poisoned the American mindset, dumbed us all down, and played to our lowest, cheesiest, basest, stupidest, pie-in-the-sky-loving reality-defying and negating instincts. He's done nothing but foster and encourage STUPIDITY from sea to shining sea.

The low-information voter, the paranoiac, the lowlife, the predator, the conspiracy theorist, the hater, the racist, the sexist, the liar, the cheat, the folks and the trends that developed to make someone like Donald Trump possible - it ALL traces back to him. He is the seed - AND the soil - from which the poison plant sprouted. He is the stork that delivered the New Century Ugly American, and his results are in FULL FLOWER now. He's given aid and comfort - TONS of earthly comfort - and fame and fortune and glory and a safe haven and an echo chamber to the stupidest, nastiest shit-stirrers like bill o'reilly and that guy whose name rhymes with Vanity, and sarah palin, and oliver north, AND a parade of decorative bimbos to force-feed to us. He is a curse upon us all. He has slanted the news so far that it's fallen over on its collective face and become a complete and totally biased sham. He has RUINED broadcast journalism. Turned it into a shrieking whore house with bright colored lights and bursts, and bells dong'ing, and sexy graphics and rousing music to get the hormones cranking, and wall-to-wall empty-headed long-legged blondes for side dishes, shilling half-truths and rumor-mongering and character assassination and outright LIES that are peddled for truth. All those raving lunatics like the crazy uncle who you usually kept sequestered in your attic and only allowed out for Thanksgiving dinner with the extended family have been installed in the spotlights on center stage, given phony respectability, showered with money and fame, and made into stars. And flushed the American intellect, objectivity, and discernment straight down the crapper.

I hope he eats shit. Scheming manipulative partisan son-of-Beelzebub. All those nasty Scottish slurs and putdowns that showered down upon the head of The Donald? Times A MILLION for roger ailes. He IS the original sin. He IS the toxic primordial sludge that gave us such monsters as bush/cheney, and more.

To borrow a line from that obnoxious Joanie Ernst campaign commercial - I'd LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to see this "make him squeal!"

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I am so glad to see this, calimary! brer cat Jul 2016 #1
How do you really feel? PJMcK Jul 2016 #2
Great post malaise Jul 2016 #3
KICK-n-REC!!!! And a huge round of applause for this turn of phrase..... MADem Jul 2016 #4
Wow ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #5
Very happy to kick and rec ! eppur_se_muova Jul 2016 #6
Rove Scarsdale Jul 2016 #65
I am glad too. apcalc Jul 2016 #7
k and r..nt Stuart G Jul 2016 #8
Honestly, I think you need to write a book, calimary. Or, if you have, pnwmom Jul 2016 #9
Now that was amazing, calimary. sheshe2 Jul 2016 #10
Couldn't happen to a more deserving creep. sarge43 Jul 2016 #11
kick MariaThinks Jul 2016 #12
Here is a counterpoint you may not have considered Dreamer Tatum Jul 2016 #13
Several women say they were indeed badly harassed. How is that harrasment calimary's fault? emulatorloo Jul 2016 #14
I was crystal clear nt Dreamer Tatum Jul 2016 #20
Ok. I still don't follow your logic that calimary's post caused Ailes to sexually harass women. emulatorloo Jul 2016 #28
That isn't my logic at all. Dreamer Tatum Jul 2016 #36
Understand now. Thanks. emulatorloo Jul 2016 #42
Oh, he's guilty and he is the responsible party, not those who call out his wretchedness Bluenorthwest Jul 2016 #18
Have you informed the court of your verdict? Dreamer Tatum Jul 2016 #21
This is kinda like people who proclaim Black Lives Matter doesn't include other lives justiceischeap Jul 2016 #60
Thank you. I quite agree. n/t 99th_Monkey Jul 2016 #72
See, that's yet ANOTHER reason to be furious at him. calimary Jul 2016 #79
YESSSS!!!! bearssoapbox Jul 2016 #15
It is said Murdoch's sons would like to edge Ailes out and make Fox less hard right. Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2016 #16
This might just give the Murdoch kids the ammo they need to can this POS. Ligyron Jul 2016 #43
I'd like see them nail Bill O'Riley too. Pauldg47 Jul 2016 #49
Hey, righteous rant. malthaussen Jul 2016 #17
I have no doubt the accusations are TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #19
The it's the victim's fault argument lunatica Jul 2016 #24
I am not blaming her TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #25
Most people put up with crap their bosses hand out lunatica Jul 2016 #32
I have no problem with her suing him TexasBushwhacker Jul 2016 #55
Sure, just give up a job that pays millions wryter2000 Jul 2016 #62
Sexual harrassment is against the law lunatica Jul 2016 #64
Ditto here! And I too am fixing up some popcorn lunatica Jul 2016 #22
Very well stated n/t Chemisse Jul 2016 #23
great post! chillfactor Jul 2016 #26
Let's Hope He Ends Up Like Cosby Night Watchman Jul 2016 #27
k and r + gazillion! THANK YOU!!! niyad Jul 2016 #29
K&R smirkymonkey Jul 2016 #30
Thanks dpatbrown Jul 2016 #31
A whole lot of truth being told here... dawnie51 Jul 2016 #33
Turns out that Trump's "I've got plenty on this guy" remark probably wasn't an idle boast Miles Archer Jul 2016 #34
I'd love to see that as much as the next guy, but ... brett_jv Jul 2016 #57
Yep...I thought about statute of limitations about 30 seconds after I posted Miles Archer Jul 2016 #59
BAMMM!!! niyad is bringin' the heat!!! hwmnbn Jul 2016 #35
Nixon Craig234 Jul 2016 #37
Phony Conservatives colsohlibgal Jul 2016 #38
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ oberliner Jul 2016 #39
Proud to add my name to this rec list! lastlib Jul 2016 #40
I am very proud to rec this for you, Calimary Stinky The Clown Jul 2016 #41
Consider this post reced. n/t Different Drummer Jul 2016 #44
Would you mind if I posted this on my Facebook page? dhol82 Jul 2016 #45
Not at all. calimary Jul 2016 #46
Thank you. dhol82 Jul 2016 #73
What a great read! That was righteous! BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2016 #47
K&R and Thank you turbinetree Jul 2016 #48
I love this shit too!!!! Fucking KARMA!!! bravenak Jul 2016 #50
Some prissy person will undoubtedly alert on "bimbo-ized," but that's exactly what happened Warpy Jul 2016 #51
I used that word deliberately because that's what has been done to them. calimary Jul 2016 #66
That is a righteous rant that deserves its own thread Warpy Jul 2016 #67
I am so hoping that this means that Roger Ailes is done Gothmog Jul 2016 #52
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 2016 #56
God love you, Calimary. This is an EPIC rant. Hekate Jul 2016 #53
Brilliant to hear via your story, calimary! Cha Jul 2016 #54
"I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Fritz Walter Jul 2016 #58
That movie, "Network," is my all-time favorite. calimary Jul 2016 #74
I appreciate yr POV but I think FOX TV is not the whole problem and may not be most of it uhnope Jul 2016 #61
True, however wryter2000 Jul 2016 #63
Oh you make a great point, uhnope. calimary Jul 2016 #70
Tarnishing Fishnets bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #68
Yeah - the New York magazine article? Yep. calimary Jul 2016 #71
It's really sad though bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #75
Gods I love you calimary! stopwastingmymoney Jul 2016 #69
Couldn't be happening to a nicer Hutt! forest444 Jul 2016 #76
EEEEUUUUUWWWW. Could you even imagine ... calimary Jul 2016 #81
It goes to show: forest444 Jul 2016 #83
He's also a paranoid fat fuck bluestateguy Jul 2016 #77
Doesn't Trump "have something" on Ailes? Remember during the Kelly troubles? skip fox Jul 2016 #78
well, that was fun!!! Sheepshank Jul 2016 #80
Just wanted to say thank you to everybody on this thread. calimary Jul 2016 #82
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