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Warren roots defined Fox News chief Roger Ailes

Published: Sun, January 19, 2014 @ 12:01 a.m.

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN | alcorn@vindy.com


Warren native Roger Ailes, controversial president of Fox News and behind- the-scenes conservative president maker, took himself out of this small Northeast Ohio town to a national stage.

But the values absorbed growing up in this once-thriving industrial city in the Mahoning Valley stayed with him and helped define his life.

Ailes, a 1958 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School who grew up on Belmont Avenue Northeast, is the subject of a new, already controversial unauthorized biography, “The Loudest Voice in the Room.” It arrived in bookstores Tuesday.

In 2008, while visiting Warren to attend the dedication of the Trumbull County Veterans Memorial downtown, Ailes talked to Vindicator Reporter Ed Runyan about his roots.

“In my travels over the years, I’ve always taken Ohio with me. Everywhere I’ve traveled, I’ve taken the traditions ... the values I’ve learned in this town [Warren]. It’s a part of everything I’ve done, including Fox News,” Ailes said.

The new biography, “The Loudest Voice in The Room,” written by Gabriel Sherman, a contributing editor at New York magazine, places a lot of emphasis on his small-town roots as to what makes Ailes tick.

“From the time Ailes was a boy with hemophilia growing up in Warren, Ailes possessed a bottomless ambition to succeed and acquire power,” Sherman told The Vindicator via email.

“Warren is central to understanding Ailes,” Sherman told The Vindicator. “In the 1940s and ’50s when he grew up, Warren was thriving and presented an idyllic face of post-war American prosperity. Ailes imbibed the values and the frustrations of Americans who live in heartland towns like Warren. In interviews, Ailes has talked about how he programs Fox to appeal to these values.”

The 538-page book (if you count the lengthy Index), subtitled “Roger Ailes Divided a Country,” spends much of the first two chapters examining his early life growing up in Warren, attending Harding High School, matriculating to Ohio University and then landing a job as a $68-a-week prop boy with the Mike Douglas Show shortly after it began to air in Cleveland in 1961.

He was urged to work on the show by Launa Newman, a 1957 Harding graduate and friend from those days, who is quoted extensively in Sherman’s book.

Newman said Ailes was not a micro-manager, and if a team member was trusted “you knew you had someone in your corner no one else had. On the other hand, if you weren’t [trusted], then God help you. You’d get the full measure of his wrath,” Sherman quoted Newman as saying.

Former classmates of Ailes also weigh in on Ailes’ personality and what motivates him.

Steve Papalas, who went to school with Ailes from 1952 at Turner Junior High School through 1958 at Harding, said in an email interview with The Vindicator that he and Ailes were casual friends who attended some of the same parties and school functions.

He described Ailes as “always outgoing and friendly” but that he could also be combative.

“I do remember he was never shy to state an opinion or to verbally confront anyone whom he thought had wronged him ... and I speak from experience,” said Papalas, who became a Warren police officer in 1963 and was appointed the city’s safety-service director in 1980.

“Roger knows he is a polarizing personality and takes a great deal of pride in being so. He has always been his own man and will still confront anyone who disagrees with him. Because of that and his strong conservative ideals, many people demonize him. As I told you a few years ago, Roger was always a step ahead of everyone and still is,” said Papalas, who retired in 1997 as town manager for Belleair, Fla.

While working on “The Mike Douglas Show” in 1968, Ailes met future president Richard Nixon, a guest on the show after it became a hit and had moved from Cleveland to Philadelphia.

According to Sherman, who said Ailes refused numerous requests to be interviewed for the biography, Nixon complained that it was a shame it was necessary to use television gimmicks to get elected.

Never shy, Ailes, who grew up as television was growing up and became a master at using it, told Nixon that television was not a gimmick and that “if you think it is, you will lose again.”

That, according to Sherman, was Ailes’ entry into the world of national politics.

It also was an example of the culture he grew up with in Warren.

Betty Cecconi Fluharty, said Ailes, who sat behind her in ninth-grade civics class at Turner, told her that one day he was going to be president of the United States.

“He didn’t make it, but he probably has a better job now anyway,” said Fluharty, speaking at a small gathering of Ailes’ friends when he was in Warren for the Class of 1958’s 50th reunion in 2008.

Another former classmate said Ailes came from a comfortable middle-class family and was very self-contained, had an air of self-confidence even in junior high and appeared intent on moving forward in his life. Manufacturing is a straightforward business and creates a direct and plain-speaking culture. Perhaps that is the part of Warren he takes everywhere with him.

Ailes’ Warren friends are, as Sherman noted, fiercely loyal to him.

“Say nice things in your article,” said another former Harding classmate.

“No one had specific unkind memories of Ailes,” Sherman said. “But some people remember him having a mysterious side.

“I most admire the loyalty he inspires in his employees and friends. They speak of him reverently.”

After the Mike Douglas Show, Ailes went on to be a television adviser for future Republican presidents Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

According to Sherman, Ailes later said: “I never had a political thought until they asked me to join the Richard Nixon presidential campaign.”

After his stint in national politics, Ailes delved into the entertainment business.

In 1996, Ailes was hired by Australian media giant Rupert Murdoch to launch Fox News, an empire that Sherman calls “The Biggest Voice in the Room.”

“The Loudest Voice in the Room” title works on several levels, Sherman said in an e-mail interview with The Vindicator.

“Fox News is the most powerful news network in America – its ratings are double those of CNN and MSNBC, and its profits exceed those of the cable news networks and broadcast evening newscasts combined. At the center of that remarkable success is the man whose voice stands out from the rest: Roger Ailes,” Sherman said.

Sherman said Ailes, whom the author described as an “American icon,” refused to be interviewed for the book. Likewise, Ailes did not respond to The Vindicator’s email request for an interview.

“I would have jumped at the opportunity to sit down with Ailes, but it would not have changed my approach to the research of this book,” he said. “I wanted to write an account of his remarkable life and career based on hundreds of sources to get the full picture.”

Before the book was released, Sherman faced some scorn by many on the far right and Fox News.

“If all of the pre-publication coverage of my book on conservative websites was a genuine story, they would be covering it now,” the author told The Vindicator in an email. “Their lack of coverage [after the book was released Tuesday] reveals their political agenda. I’m happy that now the book is in the hands of readers and they can see for themselves the care I took in telling both a true story and a compelling one.”


1anothermike(211 comments)posted 8 months ago

Whether you are a Fox news fan or not, it's nice to finally (Warfield) see some recognition for folks from Warren, Ohio.....Roger, Warren Harding class of 1958.....

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2northsidedeedee(20 comments)posted 8 months ago

What a great story, local boy makes it big time!!!
In 20 years builds the largest cable network in the
world. You idiots are upset because he has a conservative tilt. CNN and MSNBC continue to flood the news with a story about a FAT AS_ Governor who is about as sleazy as they come. Keep covering that and forget about Bengazi where 4 Americans were
killed….read the senate report dummy. I hope they continue to cover Bridgegate, because Christie has about as much chance at garnering the Republican
nomination as my 4 year old granddaughter. Keep up the good work Fox News. By the way, most liberals politicians won't come on Fox because the soft ball
questions are not asked on Fox…both conservative and Liberals face the music

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3tnmartin(234 comments)posted 8 months ago

seen the ratings lately? Fox News has been beating the other cable news sites -- MSNBC, HLN, CNN - COMBINED! Beating the tar out of them. Years straight. Guess if the Indians won five straight World Series titles, it would be cause for local celebration.
Yet when a local boy makes good, and shows up the serial liars of the Communist News Network and MS-LSD as the propagandists that they are, we hear a chorus of whines.
Guess the truth hurts, huh?

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4James_S(268 comments)posted 8 months ago

He's Rupert "News Corp" Murdoch's sidekick...

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5Lesthanzero(35 comments)posted 8 months ago

More importantly, FOX is the ONLY alternative to the alphabet networks, CNN, and MSNBC which parrot the same Left-wing bias and so must divvy up their audience between them, while FOX has a monopoly on "Fair and Balanced." Comparisons to the National Enquirer and comic books are false unless you think NE's circulation beats all other major newspapers combined.

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6cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

He's the leader of the republican party. He tells them how to think and how to vote. It's clowns like him and the teabaggers that will keep a Democrat in the White House. Thanks roger for doing you're part.

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7HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 8 months ago

You supporters of FOX News who use the finger pointing tactic to support your defense of FOX's blatant manipulations are a testament to the ability of one person's calculated efforts to propagandize the minds of fair portion of this country's people. FOX's "Fair and Balanced" tagline is the equivalent of calling Coca Cola an organic health food. Sorry if you feel the urge to disagree but no response will ever change that fact.

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8JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

For all you posters calling out Fox News, please tell me one false story they have reported or lie they have told. Go ahead, because I can name numerous false reports and lies that the MSM and other cable news networks had to put their tails between their legs for. Just because the truth doesn't fit your liberal agenda doesn't make Fox liars.

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9cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

jmho....here ya go. You're welcome.


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10cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

The link I posted is from a YouTube search for "fox news lies". I tried to post the whole page but I guess it won't let you do it. So just do the same search yourself and you'll be busy for months with videos like this.


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11hurrdurr(98 comments)posted 8 months ago

Hey I have a great idea! Let's put the head of a race baiting news network opposite an MLK day story!

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12JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago


Did you actually watch these videos first? Did you see the date of the interview of the former HHS official? It was PRIOR to Oct 1st........and all the assertions by Fox analysts have since been proven TRUE! And all the other videos are from FAR LEFT WING WEBSITES. LMAO!
You just can't google "Fox lies" to try to rebut my claim. You need to do the research and form an unbiased opinion yourself. But nice try anyway:)

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13JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago


Wanna talk about race baiting? How about NBC doctoring the Trayvon Martin 911 tapes. Let's start there.

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14JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Better yet Hur

Lets talk about your racist AG who refused to prosecute the black panthers who intimidated white voters in Philly. Or how about your AG refusing to pursue any "black on white" crimes as hate crimes. Or maybe his latest stunt, telling public schools not to punish black students who misbehave. Any more "race baiting" you would like to discuss?

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15JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

CNN: Today's jobs report shows the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 %. Fox: the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7% because the ANALYSTS say so many people have stopped looking for jobs and a record 92 million Americans are unemployed. So who's manipulating the truth?

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16cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

eivo....do a search on YouTube for "fox news lies" and you will see countless videos of the lies being told on air and the people posting the video exposing the lie. You can pretend it isn't true all you want, that's exactly what they want you to do. Anyway keep listing to the fake news network and those voices in your head, I'm off to a football party. NINER'S!

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17JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Cambridge, the only thing I agree with you on......go niners!

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18theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

The most disturbing matter in this story is fact that Ailes or any other media executive has the ability and power to sway public opinion through their media empires. It used to be true that the media reported on public opinion. Not controlled it. And that is indeed a sad commentary on our society. Anyone who has to rely on Roger Ailes and Fox News, or any of the other media outlets to form an opinion is shameful in my opinion. Try reading some books.

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19hurrdurr(98 comments)posted 8 months ago

So many sick burns and ownage in comments. I am impressed.

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20HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 8 months ago

You are seeing the premises of the "unauthorized biography" book realized very acutely in their comments.

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21theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

Please @eivo. I've heard your quid pro quo arguments before and frankly, they are tiresome. The fact of the matter is, regardless of what media outlet it is, anyone who has to form an opinion based on what they are told by Roger Ailes and Fox News, or any of the other media outlets, is a example of the sad state of affairs regarding public discourse in this country. Please stop your childish arguments.

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22JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Agree with kurtw and eivo. I was going to ask the same question. Where exactly am I supposed to get my information and form my opinions? We are dependent on news sources. It is our jobs to seperate the facts from just advancing ones political agenda.

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23theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

If you haven't read the books, and are already dependent on the media to provide you with information, it's probably too late. And if you are actually sitting around comparing media viewpoints on DVR recordings, and taking score, I would suggest you may need to find a better hobby but if that thrills you, have at it. If you quote the extremists on either side, and parrot their lines, that is most indicative of what a low information voter actually is. Again, all media empires, on both sides are nothing more than biased organizations singing the song of their handlers like Roger Ailes, Ted Turner, etc. All media mogul executives have agendas. Form your own opinions.

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24AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 8 months ago

My-oh-my, what will the anti-Fox posters on here do when they see that their beloved New York Times says the book is "disingenuous" and packed with "untrustworthiness?" (What will they do? Probably be like their idol Dan Rather, and repeat the fiction.) See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/20/boo...

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25theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

To be able to form opinions on current affairs, one has to have a certain amount of informed background to do so effectively. You get that informed background through reading. Not from the media empire.

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26theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

@eivo, you are missing the point.

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2776Ytown(1242 comments)posted 8 months ago

One source to see government in action is C-Span.

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2876Ytown(1242 comments)posted 8 months ago

Good books to read: history

Low information voters depend on CNN, MSNBC, HLN and the sound bites of ABC, CBS and NBC to tell them what to think.

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29BillieRay(19 comments)posted 8 months ago

According to a new survey of Fox News viewers by Reuters, this is what Fox News viewers believe:

90% Believe that all of the Founding Fathers were born in the United States of America, even though it had not yet been created when the Founding Fathers were born.

56% Believe Sarah Palin went to an Ivy League Law school.

99% of Fox News viewers who were Medicare recipients said they opposed “socialized medicine.”

94% Believe Reagan lowered the National Debt. ( he actually tripled it )

24% Believe Santa Claus is real.

36% Believe the “Bill of Rights” is legislation introduced by the Republican Party to stop “Barack Obama’s socialist agenda.”

99% Believe that communism, socialism, fascism and tyranny are all the same.

85% Don’t think Hawaii was even a state when Barack Obama was born

92% Believe that George Bush left Barack Obama with a surplus, which he spent.

99% Believe that the Government doesn’t create jobs, but 95% of those surveyed credit Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) with creating 1 million jobs as Governor of Texas

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30BillieRay(19 comments)posted 8 months ago

Another study has concluded that people who only watch Fox News are less informed than all other news consumers.
Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University updated a study they had conducted in late 2011.
The poll asked questions about international news (Iran, Egypt, Syria and Greece were included) and domestic affairs (Republican primaries, Congress, unemployment and the Keystone XL pipeline.)

The pollsters found that people were usually able to answer 1.8 out of 4 questions on foreign news, and 1.6 of 5 questions on domestic news, and that people who don't watch any news were able to get 1.22 of the questions on domestic policy right.

As the study explained, though, people who watched only Fox News fared worse:

The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly -- a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly; viewers of Sunday morning talk shows fare similarly well. And people watching only "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" could answer about 1.42 questions correctly.

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31BillieRay(19 comments)posted 8 months ago

Oh I forgot, FOX has its own set of facts.

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32AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 8 months ago

@BillieRay: Kudos on doing an excellent job copying and pasting a copyrighted article to serve as your post, but perhaps next time you will consider giving credit to "your" creative and original thinking, i.e., your post comes from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05... . May I also suggest that next time you be "fair and balanced" and cite a counter article or two, e.g., one printed by the same source, your beloved Huffington Post, to wit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-j...

(Of course, I understand: showing fallacy or a counter-argument when something -- albeit erroneously --"confirms" a pre-existing prejudice would not serve your purposes and desires.)

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33YtownParent(324 comments)posted 8 months ago

It makes no difference what letters comes before the word "News" in the title. Fox, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc. they are all businesses. They are all in it to turn as large a profit as they can by selling to the markets they've carved out for themselves. None of them are "just the facts" straight reporting. All of them package their product to their target consumers. To that end Fox has succeeded above and beyond the others by providing something the others don't.

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34Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

It seems like Fox did a number on Eivo's intelligence, or lack ther of. I therefore believe the study!

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35BillieRay(19 comments)posted 8 months ago

Like the scary right-wing chain e-mails of the AOL era, Fox News dominates among senior citizens. The New York Times reports today that "for six of the last eight years, Fox News has had a median age of 65-plus and the number of viewers in the 25-54 year old group has been falling consistently, down five years in a row in prime time, from an average of 557,000 viewers five years ago to 379,000 this year." While the 25 to 54 group, a.k.a. the "demos" in TV-speak, is the most sought-after, Fox's bottom line has not been affected. Yet. The downward trend in younger viewers seems to be accelerating at Fox News," perhaps prompting the network to give top-billing to younger blondes like Megyn Kelly and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. In the worst-case scenario, all of Fox's viewers eventually die off and the immortal Bill O'Reilly is left shouting at no one for eternity.

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36Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

It's still better than the grammar in your last sentence Kurt. Go have another drink and you can be on here tomorrow apologizing as always. "I regret my posts from yesterday, I was drinking when I posted them." Sound familiar?

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37cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

This is the "Fair and Balanced" way that the fix noise network covered Obama's first 100 days of his first administration.


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38JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Jumping back on here and reading the posts from anti Fox posters, all I have to say is...........God help this country.

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39theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

LOL. Sort of like Fox news?

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40YtownParent(324 comments)posted 8 months ago

1. It would tale a constitutional amendment for Obama to run again. It's possible, but highly unlikely one could make it's way through Congress and be approved by voters in 2/3 of our 50 states before the 2016 election. If that highly improbable scenario came to pass, presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush could and most likely would run again.

Barring a constitutional amendment, there are tons of checks that would prevent Obama or anyone else from running for a third term. The Bi-Partisan election commission one. The courts, where any conservative and/or liberal group could and would challenge it.

2. As for Ted Cruz for president and the tea party, I don't see how the Tea Party could support Ted Cruz for President, as his birth certificate clearly shows he was born in Calagary, Canada, not in US and the Tea Party is dead set against having a president who was not born on US soil.

3. You are right corporate welfare is used by both parties to reward the cronies of both parties. It should stop all together. It's more dangerous and detrimental now than it's ever been because corporate interest groups have mastered the skill of double dipping and getting favors from both parties.

4. To say you're not law enforcement so you have no obligation to turn in fraud and cheats is factually mistaken. All programs come with the caveat that you will report any knowledge of fraud or illegal use of funds. If you are working and paying taxes and paying into social security, you are legally obligated to do so, beyond having any sense of honor. But if you truly believe that it is none of your business, then it is none of your business and you have no right complaining about freeloading frauds and cheats either.

Where Christie is concerned, the investigation is still on going and we'll see what comes out. No I don't buy most of the crap some democrats are claiming. On the whole it is the perfect example of why politicians might want to take a cue from Nixon and start using the voice recorder on their cell phones during private meetings.

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41stateline(69 comments)posted 8 months ago

Turning in Freeloaders:

Eivo: Hello 911. I'd like to report a crime, there are thousands of able bodied people collecting foodstamps, disability, and other government hand outs when they could be working supporting themselves and paying taxes. I know a few and i have their names and addresses.

Operator: "Uhh what do you expect us to do about it."

"If you are working and paying taxes and paying into social security, you are legally obligated to do so" --- "report any knowledge of fraud or illegal use of funds."

I don't mean to insult you. I'm am merely stating a fact. You are an imbecile and i feel bad for your kids.

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42YtownParent(324 comments)posted 8 months ago

911 is for emergencies. If you can manage getting to a news website and registering for their forums, I'm sure you are capable of typing in odjfs.gov, finding the little tab marked Report Fraud and Abuse, filing out the form with the names and addresses and clicking send.

As for you saying, I don't nea to insult you, and then writing an insult, in the words of Pee-Wee Herman: I'm rubber your glue whatever you say bounces off of me & sticks to you.

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43Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

@lajoci, good points. Every repub today will say that they want to "strengthen" social security in their campaign speech. By strengthening it, they mean slashing payments and increasing the age at which you can collect, hoping that you will die before you have a chance to collect any money. I also like how they put a negative connotation on SS when they call it an entitlement program. I paid into it all my life, damn right I am entitled to it.

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44cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

Lies from The Fix Noise Network".


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45tnmartin(234 comments)posted 8 months ago

the Presidents who should have been impeached, removed, convicted of treason, and suffered the consequences include Woodrow Wilson, Frianklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, James Earl Carter, and William Jefferson Clinton. Truman was a corrupt buffoon whose incompetence in keeping FDR's commie cronies on condemned millions in North Korea to death and misery. JFK was a sleazy skirt chaser whose corrupt family bought him an election..
All true. And you will never see it on NBC or ABC or CNN. So don't come around posting oh-so-clever lines about "faux news". It's a lie, and people are realizing it. Truth hurts, evidently, from the squeals we're hearing.

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46GoPens(397 comments)posted 8 months ago

I've never laughed so hard reading a post after reading eivo's post # 75. What a laughable attempt (a failed one at that) to try and justify his lame viewpoints. He's like a fish flapping around on the bottom of a boat, gasping for anything

And then we get to post 90. You do realize that federal spending went up like crazy and the national debt almost doubled during "St. Ronnie's" first term.

And with more fighting to come over the debt ceiling, remember this--the debt ceiling was raised 18 times under St. Ronnie. Read that again. 18!!! By the way, it was 8 times under Clinton and...wait for it....wait...just 5 times under Obama.

"Ronald was the best president since Washington." You still believe that? Please flap around more trying to explain these facts

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47theotherside(333 comments)posted 8 months ago

@ eivo,

Here ya go. http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/moneyma...

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48Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

He is in fantasy land Go Pen!!!

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49cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

More lies from "The Fix Noise Network".


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50Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

Keep em coming cambridge

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51GoPens(397 comments)posted 8 months ago

Meaningless.stats? Haha. Keep em coming eivo. You are such a poor debater and are so brainwashed, my feelings toward you are turning from comical know-nothing buffoon to pity. Keep gasping and flapping on the bottom of the boat like a dying fish. You don't even realize how you are embarrassing yourself.

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52GoPens(397 comments)posted 8 months ago

If an organization is forced to keep pounding that they are "fair and balanced" odds are they are neither.

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53cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

All you ever needed to know about "Fix Noise Network".


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54Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

@educ voter, I read that too, on FOX NEWS. Once he separated himself from the machine that told him what to say, he realized how much damage he was a part of

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55Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

Glen Beck himself said it was, and you still are going to argue it? For only watching Fox, you seem to know a lot about the shows of all the other networks.

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56Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

Great intellectual counterpoint eivo! Lajoci, I think you used to big of words for him. Educ voter, I know the same kind of people. They ignore what they see with their own eyes and repeat the babble that is repeated to them over and over and over. It is almost like they are brainwashed!

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57Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

Do I have to dumb it down for you even more? You couldn't understand the big words used by lajoci, that is why your comment was lame. Entiendo? Comprende? Can you spell intelligent for me? (Post 117). (Just cheat and look at how I spelled it)

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58JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Eivo, one only needs to look at the News coverage of Christy. No sooner does a poll come out that shows Christy would beat Hillary and here come the media lapdogs in full destroyer mode. A media research company found that the 3 network "news" organizations covered the Christy story 17 times more in one day than the Benghazi story in the past 6 months. Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, NSA spying, Benghazi............move on....nothing to see here. No, no media bias from the MSM. You guys are dillusional.

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59JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Could one only imagine the outcry in the MSM if a republican governor stated that pro-choice, anti gun and gay marriage supporters were not welcome in his state? But a dem does it.......nothing to see here.

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60GoPens(397 comments)posted 8 months ago

Here you go Ladies and Gentlemen, proof from Post 75.

"I have never followed Rush Limbaugh and my cut and clips do not come from Rush Limbaugh. "

Eivo admits that he is incapable of original thought and his ramblings are nothing but cut and clips from right wing nut jobs, most likely on Faux News. How about thinking for yourself eivo instead of just being a sheep?

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61cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

It's well known that rupert murdoch had a missing girls phone hacked and that she later was found dead. While she was missing her parents would call her phone and leave messages trying to contact her. Because mudoch had her phone hacked and deleated messages to leave room on her phone her mailbox never filled up giving her parents false hope that she was alive. He did the same thing to solders killed in action.


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62cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

Are you saying this didn't really happen?


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63cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

I post a 43 minute video laying out murdoch's phone hacking and 27 minutes later you say it's a lie. You couldn't have even watched it before you claim it's a lie. You are as morally bankrupt as your boy rupert. His top people admit they did the hacking right in front of you on camera and you claim it didn't happen. Have you ever had any major head injuries? You make a fool of yourself with every post and you know what, it makes me smile, keep it up.

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64JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Cambridge, let me give you some advice in this debate..........stop posting YouTube videos from anyone who has a video camera and has trouble completing a complete thought. You are quickly losing credibility.

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65cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

jmho....you watched the video in post 131 and you claim that didn't happen? Is that what you're saying?

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66cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

eivo....I get it, if it isn't some talking head from the"Fix Noise Network" talking in 60sec. sound bites it must be a lie. Well here is a guy speaking for only 56sec. is he a liar too?


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67JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Cambridge, please tell me you didn't just post a video of Walter Cronkite opining about Fox News. Hold on, maybe I'll post a video of Rush Limbaugh opening about MSNBC. Lmao!

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68JMHO(146 comments)posted 8 months ago

Agree with eivo, I'm not going to watch a 43 minute propaganda video from the BBC. I got 10 minutes into it and that was enough. Sorry but I don't have that kind of time in a day.

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69cambridge(3013 comments)posted 8 months ago

jmhoeivo.....if you put both your brains in one head you'd have a rattle. Walter Cronkite is a radical? That just shows how brain washed the two of you are. Here is a conservative calling BS on "Fox Noise Network" for their lies.


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70YtownParent(324 comments)posted 8 months ago

Again, "Fair and Balanced" is an advertising slogan akin to Campbell's soup being "MMM! Good" or Safe Auto "Keeping you legal for less." Fair and balanced is just a snappy phrase to get you to buy the product.

I’ll believe that Fox News actually reports news in a fair, balanced and unbiased manner the moment they start reporting on the failure of HR 776, otherwise known as the Sanctity of Life Act of 2005. As Fox News never reported once, with the Republicans in control of both houses of Congress and George W. Bush sitting in the oval office, a handful of representatives introduced a bill that would have exercised Conrgess’es powers under Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution, to limit the Supreme and Federal court’s appellate powers over State Abortion laws. The Republican led Congress let the bill die in subcommittee, as they did back in 1995 when they also controlled both chambers of Congress.

If Fox News idea of “Fair and Balanced” was more than a cheap advertising slogan, they’d report on what pro-life officials took campaign funds from what pro-life organizations and did nothing to save the lives of the unborn. Fox would question those pro-life organizations on why they continue to support candidates who are pro-choice in word, but when it comes to action are content to let the unborn be slaughtered because it’s good for their fundraising accounts and election totals. Make no mistake Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are in it solely for the money and that is the extent of their unbiased approach.

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71YtownParent(324 comments)posted 8 months ago

I don't believe the democrats are anything but pro-death. I know the dems support the slaughter of unbirn children. I know they don't consider a fetus a living person. They have stated so and acted so consistently.

I know the Republicans are not any more pro-life than their democratic cohorts because they haven't done a single thing to stop the slaughter. Actions speak louder than words and the Republicans in Congress and the White House have not taken one action to stop the slaughter when they've had numerous opportunities to. They are too concerned with keeping their golden campaign contribution egg.

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72GoPens(397 comments)posted 8 months ago

It amazes me how Repubs are so concerned about an unborn fetus, and yet when it's born wants to cut any program designed to help the now born, baby

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73Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 8 months ago

Why don't they have a liberal on? To be fair and balanced!

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74Repubs4theRich(124 comments)posted 7 months, 4 weeks ago

CNN CROSSFIRE 6:30pm every night, hosted by Newt, the face of the GOP. It has two conservatives, and two liberals on every show. Too bad you only get one channel at your house.

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75GoPens(397 comments)posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

"So what does that prove?"

It proves that you are a horrible debater, and can't think for yourself, just cutting and pasting everything from Faux and Drudge.

And since you obviously don't know what it means, the word " faux" means fake.

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76tnmartin(234 comments)posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

It is instructive to see the level of upset raised in some quarters when a news organization acts like one, rather than as PR flaks for the worst elements of the Democratic Socialist league. It's also very interesting to note that such an effort towards reporting ALL the news, rather than hiding uncomfortable facts, lead to dominance in the cable news arena.

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