Author Topic: $8mil HUSH money to ex-FOX'r to keep his mouth shut about Aisles & FOX DIRT!  (Read 6010 times)

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If you click all the way through the links, this whole thing originated in a story at Gawker, which quotes an unnamed "Fox executive" as the one and only source for the $8 million figure. Gawker stuck it in the midst of other stories that demonstrate just how serious a news outlet Gawker really is, with headlines like, "Pranksters Convince Alcoholic Friend He's Been in a Coma for 10 Years," and "Teen Claims Krokodil Ate Her Genitals," and "Childless Adults Should Not Have Christmas." POLITICO seems to be the only other publication willing to stick the number out there. HuffPo and NYT reported the story in a small way, but even they wouldn't touch the settlement figure.

Whether it's political or not, the story is shit.

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Any chance you can articulate your point, or is that wishful thinking on my part?
Which part would you like me to expand on.  I'll be more than happy to do so!

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Which part would you like me to expand on.  I'll be more than happy to do so!

The part containing anything true.

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I see you're not the brightest crayon in the box.   
Actually being in the 'graphics' biz, I am certainly bright enough and when it comes to identifying crayons in a box.  In fact I am particularly skilled.  More importantly, I easily recognize 'black and white'.   It applies to politics as well.

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Any chance you can articulate your point, or is that wishful thinking on my part?

The board moderator has me on a short leash on 'chunks' of copy from articles.  But you can start here with the expanded article should you 'dare' to click.

Though the Jon Stewart vs. Fox News battle seems to have petered off the past few days, there’s no denying the contentious relationship Fox News has for most of the media and vice versa. It’s been that way since its inception in 1996 as the “fair and balanced” answer to what founder Roger Ailes saw as a skewed media landscape in 1996. It’s even been that way since the idea was just a kernel of an idea, being tossed around the Richard Nixon White House in the 1970s.

A memo entitled “A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News,” buried in the the Nixon library details a plan between Ailes and the White House to bring pro-administration stories to television networks around the country. It reads: “Today television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than people listen to the radio, than people read or gather any other form of communication. The reason: People are lazy. With television you just sit—watch—listen. The thinking is done for you.” It’s just one 15-page section in a 318-page cache John Cook, at Gawker, pulled out from the Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush libraries.

The documents are a fascinating look in the construction of image building. Even back then, Ailes had his signature impassioned style, writing that they were responsible for the life or death of America.

Cook writes:

The documents show Ailes to be an engaged, brilliant, and often catty adviser with an obsessive, almost evangelical focus on the power of television to manipulate people for political purposes


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/richard-nixon-and-roger-ailes-1970s-plan-to-put-the-gop-on-tv/2011/07/01/AG1W7XtH_blog.html

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In fact I am particularly skilled. 

 :lol:  Skilled at what? You didn't specify skilled in graphics, and it certainly isn't logic, spelling, or how to use a quote function. 

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The board moderator has me on a short leash on 'chunks' of copy from articles.  But you can start here with the expanded article should you 'dare' to click.

Though the Jon Stewart vs. Fox News battle seems to have petered off the past few days, there’s no denying the contentious relationship Fox News has for most of the media and vice versa. It’s been that way since its inception in 1996 as the “fair and balanced” answer to what founder Roger Ailes saw as a skewed media landscape in 1996. It’s even been that way since the idea was just a kernel of an idea, being tossed around the Richard Nixon White House in the 1970s.

A memo entitled “A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News,” buried in the the Nixon library details a plan between Ailes and the White House to bring pro-administration stories to television networks around the country. It reads: “Today television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than people listen to the radio, than people read or gather any other form of communication. The reason: People are lazy. With television you just sit—watch—listen. The thinking is done for you.” It’s just one 15-page section in a 318-page cache John Cook, at Gawker, pulled out from the Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush libraries.

The documents are a fascinating look in the construction of image building. Even back then, Ailes had his signature impassioned style, writing that they were responsible for the life or death of America.

Cook writes:

The documents show Ailes to be an engaged, brilliant, and often catty adviser with an obsessive, almost evangelical focus on the power of television to manipulate people for political purposes


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/richard-nixon-and-roger-ailes-1970s-plan-to-put-the-gop-on-tv/2011/07/01/AG1W7XtH_blog.html
Is this some kind of attempt to paint Ailes as some evil RW? If so, it only proves one thing, that the media was solid leftist all the way back to Nixon, which we all knew, but the libs refused to listen.

So thanks for validating our point, that Ailes was right in securing a void in the Mkt place, and he's not even a True Conservative.
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Any chance you can articulate your point, or is that wishful thinking on my part?
This is the WASHINGTON POST news article derived from NIXON materials in the NATIONAL ARCHIVES  (I guess Nixon's secretary couldn't get rid of these)....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/richard-nixon-and-roger-ailes-1970s-plan-to-put-the-gop-on-tv/2011/07/01/AG1W7XtH_blog.html

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Okay let's put this tangled pastiche to rest shall we?

First off all the source. One unnamed source.Making all these accusations based on one source is tabloid journalism. Something Gawker has been accused of in the past as seen HERE. Secondly there is the issue of who is referenced. Politico, a left wing site and the Hollywood reporter. Another left wing and rather vapid publication. Thirdly who is covering the story. Politico, Huffington Post and Media Matters. All far left sites with direct access to the White House who has been  obsessed with FOX for years.

And finally the story itself. It claims Lewis worked directly with Ailes and was an integral part of FOX and fails to even attempt to prove it or disprove FOX's own claims that he was fired for financial irregularities. And most importantly it fails to mention Gabriel Sherman who is writing a book about FOX (do out in January) which is going to be anti Ailes and Lewis was supposedly feeding information in Ailes.

So what do we have? 4 paragraphs based on one unnamed source and supported by two far left  publications with no attempts to prove or disprove anything.

Can I get a bitch slap?


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Moved because it was NOT ABOUT POLITICS???  Seriously??  I repeat.  We let 'trolls' on my other boards play without PUNITIVE 'editing', erasing, moving etc.  I figured we we're all grownups and have no busy in the kitchen if we can't take the heat.  I guess some of us are more 'delicate doilies' than I thought.
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It's not political Dumb ass, get that through your head!
He could have moved it to the Pit and only members would be able to see it, which is where I'd have put it, because it's a non story.
Do you see us posting stories about every lawsuit NBC, CBS, ABC settles?

HELLLLLOOOOOO !  That's for your side to find and POST!!!

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Moved because it was NOT ABOUT POLITICS???  Seriously??  I repeat.  We let 'trolls' on my other boards play without PUNITIVE 'editing', erasing, moving etc.  I figured we we're all grownups and have no busy in the kitchen if we can't take the heat.  I guess some of us are more 'delicate doilies' than I thought.
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It's not political Dumb ass, get that through your head!
He could have moved it to the Pit and only members would be able to see it, which is where I'd have put it, because it's a non story.
Do you see us posting stories about every lawsuit NBC, CBS, ABC settles?

HELLLLLOOOOOO !  That's for your side to find and POST!!!
Are you ever going to learn how to quote? You do realize this is relative to your low brow posts, right?
Keep it up, you do more for our side than you'll ever realize. :lol:
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Okay let's put this tangled pastiche to rest shall we?

First off all the source. One unnamed source.Making all these accusations based on one source is tabloid journalism. Something Gawker has been accused of in the past as seen HERE. Secondly there is the issue of who is referenced. Politico, a left wing site and the Hollywood reporter. Another left wing and rather vapid publication. Thirdly who is covering the story. Politico, Huffington Post and Media Matters. All far left sites with direct access to the White House who has been  obsessed with FOX for years.

And finally the story itself. It claims Lewis worked directly with Ailes and was an integral part of FOX and fails to even attempt to prove it or disprove FOX's own claims that he was fired for financial irregularities. And most importantly it fails to mention Gabriel Sherman who is writing a book about FOX (do out in January) which is going to be anti Ailes and Lewis was supposedly feeding information in Ailes.

So what do we have? 4 paragraphs based on one unnamed source and supported by two far left  publications with no attempts to prove or disprove anything.

Can I get a bitch slap?


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Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

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Moved because it was NOT ABOUT POLITICS???  Seriously??  I repeat.  We let 'trolls' on my other boards play without PUNITIVE 'editing', erasing, moving etc.  I figured we we're all grownups and have no busy in the kitchen if we can't take the heat.  I guess some of us are more 'delicate doilies' than I thought.
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It's not political Dumb ass, get that through your head!
He could have moved it to the Pit and only members would be able to see it, which is where I'd have put it, because it's a non story.
Do you see us posting stories about every lawsuit NBC, CBS, ABC settles?

HELLLLLOOOOOO !  That's for your side to find and POST!!!

It's a gossip story you fucking moron. Gawker is a gossip site and provided no sources other than one unnamed source. Then it uses two left wing sites as back up. It never attempted to prove or disprove anything. It was nothing more than a hit piece. That is why it was moved here. YOU HAVE NO CREDIBLE SOURCES FOR YOUR ACCUSATIONS.


 

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