2.01.2010

Fox "News" Pres. Roger Ailes Caught Lying, Defends Glenn Beck's Smears

Fox News President Roger Ailes was caught lying? Does this surprise anyone? Really?

From Brave New Films:



Appearing for the first time on ABC's "This Week," Ailes said that Beck's often over-the-top rhetoric was politically legitimate, even if it ruffled a few feathers.

Reminded by Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington that Beck has warned of "slaughter" and a "killing spree" for those not on board with the Obama administration's agenda, Ailes insisted that the reference wasn't to this president but rather to murderous dictators.

"Well, he was talking about Hitler and Stalin slaughtering people, so I think he was probably accurate," he said. "I think he speaks English, I don't know. But I don't misinterpret any of his words. He did say one unfortunate thing that he apologized for. But that happens in live television."

Ailes was wrong. Beck's reference was, indeed, to Obama.

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Also see: Roger Ailes, what "unfortunate thing" did Beck apologize for?

Media Matters has more on the truth about what Glenn Beck said and who he was referring too:
Beck: White House and progressives are "taking you to a place to be slaughtered"
Brandishing bat, Beck declares, "Anyone not on board, look out, because you too could be the next victim of the killing spree"
Beck: Obama has "exposed himself as a guy" with "a deep seated hatred for white people"
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