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DanaB

climber
CT
May 19, 2017 - 11:42am PT
The public figures speaking well of him are simply saying - Yes, he was disgusting but he was rich and powerful and that's what really counts.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 19, 2017 - 03:47pm PT
At his funeral, the pastor asked if anyone would like to offer a testimonial for Roger Ailes. There was an uncomfortable silence.

Finally a voice at the back piped up, "his brother was worse" !
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
May 19, 2017 - 10:03pm PT
Tough audience, and for good reason..............
nah000

climber
no/w/here
May 20, 2017 - 02:46am PT
after reading this thread, i took it on as a personal challenge to see if i could say something nice...

so i did a little "research"... [aka i wikied him]

i'd never seen this quote [from ailes] before, but it sums up almost all of what, i see as being, his longer lasting contribution to our society/culture:

"If you have two guys on a stage and one guy says, 'I have a solution to the Middle East problem,' and the other guy falls in the orchestra pit, who do you think is going to be on the evening news?"



he was good at what he did. [that's as good a compliment as i could come up with]



problem is what he was good at, was rooted in our darker potentials.

it was divisive [anybody who has watched fox news for a full days round of programs, and doesn't agree with this conclusion is likely just being defensive... but, to be clear, divisiveness is not unique to just the right's "news" reporting: for example, the parasitic huffington post is, in its own way, just as divisive as fox news and the drudge report]...

it spread ignorance [objectively so: fox news consumers/dependents are repeatedly and scientifically shown to be the most ignorant/misinformed of collectively held and accepted facts]...

and it was hateful [this is tougher to objectively defend, but it seems clear to me that it is nonetheless true]...



and all of that made him powerful and rich.



and now he is dead.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
May 20, 2017 - 07:09am PT
He went after Bill Clinton with a vengeance, meanwhile he was banging "his" own interns.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
May 20, 2017 - 02:40pm PT
I've got a good thing to say about him.

Getting caught with his despicable behavior has cost Rupert Murdock over $1.6 billion so far...
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
May 20, 2017 - 04:43pm PT
He died with blood on his hands. He is gone now. He can no longer do harm. That's about all I can say of him. Like all of us, I'm sure he has performed good, humane, kind things, but we will never hear of them, overshadowed as they are by his wretched creation that deliberately seeks to cultivate american-on-american hatred.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 20, 2017 - 04:51pm PT
^^^^
Best post yet on this thread.
drF

Trad climber
usa
May 20, 2017 - 04:57pm PT
Seeking to cultivate american-on-american hatred

Sorry but you're wrong. The A-on-A hatred will continue and grow. That guy had little to do with it. The mega-coorporate MSM are running this planet. You clowns lap the sh#t up(newz) like it's holy water. You crankl00ns might as well write-in Soros as yur next Prez. I know Locker would love it
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 20, 2017 - 09:06pm PT
Another worthless, tinfoil hat post from the fake dr. F. We don't need news because it's fake facts. We'll just rely on Roger Ailes and our own prejudices to tell us what's true.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
May 20, 2017 - 09:25pm PT
No mourning here.
drF

Trad climber
usa
May 20, 2017 - 10:57pm PT
[quote]Quote Here[/quoteAnother worthless, tinfoil hat post from the fake dr. F. We don't need news because it's fake facts. We'll just rely on Roger Ailes and our own prejudices to tell us what's true.

Fat dad.....you are not capable of looking for, or accepting real news. Who cares about Ailes. He's gone but you'll obsess forever. Thats a big prize for politard mental midgets like you. You'll be drooling over your MSM masters words for the rest of your short, miserable life L0L.

Fake drF...haha.
drF

Trad climber
usa
May 21, 2017 - 01:00am PT
Ailes lifestyle paralleled that of Bill Clinton's

How will the politard azzhats here stomach this reality?

More denial??

Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 21, 2017 - 09:34am PT
^^^
Wow, the 1 a.m. Bill Clinton rant. Make that a tinfoil azzhat.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
May 21, 2017 - 10:28am PT
As a general rule the measure of a man's character is reflected in his children, Roger Ailes is no exception.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Roger-Ailes-Fox-News-eulogy-accusers-Megyn-Kelly.html

“I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them and hell is coming with me,” Ailes said,

At a funeral? classy
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
May 21, 2017 - 02:23pm PT
More alt news quotes from that same article.
Long live faux spews! Your distorted fake BS will continue to crawl out of the swamp.

"My family used to ask why I would work in a place where everybody wants to kill me," Kennedy, who is probably best known from her days as a VJ on MTV, told the U.K. Daily Mail. "But Roger, who brought me to Fox, had such a big heart and the ability to connect with everybody."

According to LifeZette, Guilfoyle, who has confirmed speaking to the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, hailed Ailes as a “champion of women"
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
May 21, 2017 - 06:17pm PT
Ailes and Goebbels are, right now, in the Inner Circle, comparing notes about twisting the news stream to advance a perverted political agenda. Ailes refers to Goebbels as "Master".


Meanwhile:

Sean Spicer has been consulting a Ouija Board Wizard, trying to extract inside information from Ailes and Goebbels, in order to gain a career advantage over Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway.


Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
May 22, 2017 - 10:12am PT
The Rude Pundit

Roger Ailes was a rabid swine, barreling through the fertile cornfields of America and devouring everything in his path, animal, mineral, or vegetable, and then shitting it out as a foamy diarrhea that was lapped up by the rats and roaches that followed his destructive path. Nearly every phase of his too-long life was one betrayal of truth and rationality after another, each one crueler and more harmful than the last. From inflicting upon us Nixon and Reagan and a pair of Bushes and Trump to his creation of Fox News, as insidious a propaganda wing as has ever been devised, each time Ailes one-upped himself in action, staying true to his view of power as being only for the powerful and that power needed to be forced upon the powerless like a fat male executive telling a female employee that the only way to get ahead was to f*#k him. And Ailes did that repeatedly to the women who encountered him.

Every chance that Ailes had, he took embers and blew them into infernos with his stinking, wheezing breath. He worked for Nixon and took Tricky Dick's hatred of the media and made it flesh. He worked for Reagan and taught the Gipper that facts were the enemy. He worked for Bush, Sr. and conspired with Lee Atwater to bury Michael Dukakis in the the mud and sh#t. Fox News came along shortly before the Bill Clinton impeachment nightmare, and Ailes made sure that the United States had to be dragged through it because it was ratings gold, pushing any crazed conspiracy that could take a blow job and turn it into a national crisis. After that, Fox News under Ailes essentially set the nation's agenda, along with his fellow bloated garbage bag, Rush Limbaugh. And a good chunk of the nation went gone along, drinking his Kool-Aid like it was piss from Jesus, finding comfort in the madness that Fox and its children like Breitbart present. The rest of the media began to take its cues from Fox because they allowed Fox to call the tunes.

Ailes wanted to debase anyone who didn't bow down to him and his corrupt, materialistic ideology, and the odious Rupert Murdoch gave Ailes Fox as his vehicle for vengeance. Ask Hillary Clinton, who has been Ailes's victim for the longest period. Ask the family of George Tiller, the doctor who performed abortions and was gunned down by someone deluded by Fox's stars, the depraved O'Reilly, the revolting Hannity. Ask Gary Condit, the Democratic congressman whose non-involvement in the death of an intern was the focus of Fox's monomania before 9/11 blew that off the front page. Ask the families of the soldiers who died in Iraq, a war that Fox demanded be fought lest politicians want to be tarred as unAmerican. Ask John Kerry, a war hero who was demeaned by the ludicrous and false allegations of the Swift Boat Vets, lies pushed endlessly by Fox, until he lost the presidential race.

And Ailes would make sure that the conservative version of any issue was given prominence. So science and authority had to be derided, as with Fox's support for climate change denialism. So protesters marching against police or war had to be demonized and the Tea Party f*#knuts had to be lionized because they were valiant patriots standing up to the authoritarian Barack Obama. The lies that Ailes spun formed a cocoon around the minds of millions.

From the right and even from the left, you're hearing about what a good guy Ailes could be, how he was a great party guest and "raconteur." Goddamn, I'm sick of hearing how terrible human beings can be great hangs. It's a despicable way to judge a person with power. You judge them by how they use their power. So who the f*#k cares if George W. Bush is a fun guy? Who the f*#k cares if Donald Trump can be charming?

Roger Ailes was a sentient dumpster filled with heaps of lies and an enormous appetite for control. We shouldn't give a single mouse sh#t about how he could tell a funny story about Mike Douglas. The guy bought his hometown newspaper, warped it to suit his beliefs, and then had the employees spied on because he thought they might be saying mean things about him. He was a racist, sexist, xenophobic slug who sexually assaulted multiple women. F*#k that Jabba the Hutt-looking motherf*#ker. We should all be thrilled that he doesn't infect the earth he helped ruin anymore.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
May 22, 2017 - 10:50am PT
^^ Why did you take out the mean parts?
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
May 22, 2017 - 10:54am PT
Credit: Craig Fry

When you fabricate a bubble world of lies that divide the Country into the believers of lies verses the reality based community has changed America for the worse.

Rush, Hannity and Fox news; the source of Fake News, the source of country wide division, and the source of pure lies about liberals and democrats.
Is it not evil to lie about the opposition through millions of BS talking points?

They use the oldest tricks in the book, stoke anger, fear and paranoia; blame it on the opposition even though you are personally the cause of all the Countries problems.
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