If you’re looking for confirmation that Fox News’ motto, “We report, you decide,” is a bit off base, you may not need to look any further than the company’s chairman.
In an interview published Wednesday with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Ailes says Obama’s trip to Asia was a failure because “his socialism was too far left for them to deal with.”
“The president has not been very successful,” the Fox News chairman told Kurtz. “He just got kicked from Mumbai to South Korea, and he came home and attacked Republicans for it. He had to be told by the French and the Germans that his socialism was too far left for them to deal with.”
“He just has a different belief system than most Americans,” Ailes added.
“He’s had 3,000 press secretaries since he got into office,” Ailes says of Obama, an obvious fiction. “He’s making it harder for the press to make him look good… When the press falls in love, they fall in love hard. They’re like teenagers in love. It’s like the old Frankie Lymon song, ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love?’”
Speaking of love, Ailes speaks fondly of Obama’s predecessor, former president George W. Bush, who he dubs a “poor guy.”
“This poor guy, sitting down on his ranch clearing brush, gained a lot of respect for keeping his mouth shut,” Ailes said. “I literally never heard an Obama speech that didn’t blame Bush.”
How fair and balanced is Fox? Kurtz asks Ailes.
“We are not interested in savaging [the Obama Administration],” Ailes replied. “We are interested in the truth. We’re interested in two points of view; most networks aren’t.”
“Rupert Murdoch’s worked for 60 years,” Ailes replied, also adding that he was surprised by the donations. “He’s the biggest media mogul in the world. I don’t think anyone can tell him what to do with his money. That’s sort of his right.”
Morning Joe’s Mika rains hell on ‘pathetic’ Trump for White House smear campaign against Dr Fauci
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Using that as a jumping-off point, the "Morning Joe" host called the president "pathetic," and blamed the massive and resurgent spread of the coronavirus solely on the president's bungling of the government's response from day one.
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‘Donald Trump is the most successful bio-terrorist in human history’: psychologist
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This article first appeared in Salon.
The English edition of Der Spiegel continues with this damningly accurate description of America in the Age of Trump: