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.”
‘That’s not true’: CNN host disputes ex-Trump adviser who says ‘typical’ family won’t work because of $600 checks
Former White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett claimed on Tuesday that a "typical median family" is being paid $90,000 to stay home during the pandemic if they are receiving the $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits.
In an interview on CNN, host Poppy Harlow challenged the former Trump adviser when he downplayed the urgency of extending the unemployment benefits.
"You and I don't rely on $600 a week to pay our rent or feed our family," Harlow explained. "That's not our situation. But for millions of Americans, it is. And they stopped getting those checks on Friday and that's why I don't think it's too far to say that it's a failure [of government]."
Cops handcuff 4 black children at gunpoint after pulling over wrong vehicle
Aurora, Colorado police are being criticized nationwide after officers stopped an SUV and forced the occupants, including four Black children, out of the vehicle, handcuffed at least two of them with their hands behind their backs, and forced them to lie face down on the hot parking lot pavement.
In the video below the children and the adult driving the car can be heard crying and screaming. The youngest girl, just six years old, is wearing a tiara. Some of the officers are not wearing masks.
ABC affiliate The Denver Channel reports the cops made an error, wrongly "matching" the license plate number of the SUV to an out-of-state license plate of a motorcycle.
Bank VP gets booted from family business after responding to Obama’s eulogy with racist Facebook screed
According to the Valdosta Daily Times, an executive at a small family bank has been removed from his job after a racist, anti-Semitic Facebook post in response to President Barack Obama's eulogy of civil rights leader John Lewis.
"David Hollis has been asked by Citizens Community Bank to resign both his position and his role on the bank's board of directors, according to a CCB statement to the Valdosta Daily Times," reported Chris Herbert. "'The employee was asked to submit his resignation and is no longer employed by the bank, nor will he be serving on the board of directors,' the statement read."