Wednesday, August 10, 2016

While at Fox News Roger Ailes spied on other reporters, and even had at least one female staffer date them to gather information.

Courtesy of Media Matters:

BRIAN STELTER: In terms of the money, this is Gabriel Sherman's reporting in New York magazine. He's been a leader on this story, wrote a book about Roger Ailes a number of years ago. A lot of what he's reporting I think reporters have suspected for a while. I'll give you an example. About ten years ago I had a crush on a woman at Fox News. She was a low level staffer. I was in college at the time. So I was going out on what I thought were dates. Chris, I thought these were dates. These were not dates. She was actually reporting back to Fox News about me. She was reporting back about what I thought of her and about CNN and MSNBC and Fox. Because I was a reporter on the beat, they were actually spying on me that way. Now I didn't think that was a big deal at the time. I thought it was the way Fox operates. Fox is a political organization. But now we know they were actually sending out private investigators. They were tailing other reporters. 

 BILL CARTER: They were following reporters around. We knew covering Fox you'd have to deal with that. You'd get a call from them saying, "You better be right on this story" or the implication was, "We'll dig into your past, we'll dig into your private life." 

STELTER: So we sort of knew but now we know much much more. Because these reports, like from Gabriel Sherman, saying that money, that Ailes was using Fox News money, for his own private spending.
Damn that is some Mata Hari shit right there.

Now I'm wondering about who else the Fox News lady spies were sent out to keep tabs on.

I would call this Nixonian, but in reality I don't think that even Tricky Dick went to these extremes. 


  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Well, Ailes did work for Nixon, so there's that.

  2. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Guess you guys can't claim... well you would never see the Obama kids 'acting like that' etc... anymore...

    1. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Yeah supposedly toking on a little weed at a concert IS the same thing as Barstool being an uneducated, multiple-failure of an Abstinence Queen who likes to get drunk and fight, her halfbro Trax being a violent drunken thug who's an oxy addict and beats up his pregnant girlfriend, Willblow who vandalized private property that cost a high 5 figures, shall I go on?

    2. Anonymous10:28 AM

      10:08... what the hell are you talking about? This has nothing to do with your obsession about the nobody Palin family lol.

      Get help for your obsession.

    3. Anonymous10:36 AM

      10:08, a truly unhinged Palin fanatic.

    4. Anonymous11:11 AM

      After all the hoopla surrounding legalization, smoking pot is by far not the big GASP it used to be.

      Ever see "Reefer Madness?" It's on YT.

    5. Anonymous4:31 AM

      10:28 This is what the hell 10:08 is talking about, hunie.
      Your queen esther likes to send her attackdog brissy after the First Family's daughters via Nancy French's Pathoes blog because she knows how bad it'll look if an adult attacks children. Has done so for years. Like you didn't know that.
      I figure 10:28, 10:36 and 9:00 are 1 and the same. Palintroll idiot.
      If you can't handle your queen getting dissed, head on over to the pee pond and stay there. Oh, and lol. jesus 'lol' is so old.Learn a new one, eh? you give yourself away with that lol-shit every time.

  3. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Lots of companies do this. When my old company was being audited, they sent an operative to date me. A nice junior accountant who asked me out a lot. Little did he (or they) know that I knew what was going on. I got lot of nice dinners, booze, and some cute presents to boot. His bosses got LOTS of bad intel from me and ended up not finding a damned thing on those books. The accounting firm went belly up reputation wise during the Enron scandal...

    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Yup. I've been finding this whole Fox 'scandal' kind of amusing with all the gloating going on in the left-o-sphere.

      People don't seem to grasp that this goes on everywhere, doesn't matter the political leanings, more so the bigger and powerful the organization. Could be your most beloved left wing news org next!

    2. Anonymous10:29 AM

      As long as it is only Roger Ailes all is well. Fox will survive an aberration like Ailes. It is only one bad guy and he is happy with the 40 mill.

  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Ya wanna bet FOX installed secret cameras at Sain't Sarah's home-tv-studio.

    1. Anonymous10:09 AM

      which led to her being fired by FOX.

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  6. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Thank heavens Rupert Murdoch is innocent and he never heard a work about any of this Ailes business over 20 years. PROOF he is a nice married man.

    Clarence Thomas,
    'You're Fired!' __ Donald Trump.

    Anita Hill Says Fox Should Withhold Roger Ailes’ $40M Severance

  7. Anonymous4:15 PM

    The whole building is one hUGE PIG STYE...Smells like it too.


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