Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Former Fox News contributor, or "hitman" as they were called, reveals how Roger Ailes REALLY described his cable news network behind the scenes.

This comes courtesy of Tobin Smith who worked as an on air contributor to Fox Business for 14 years. (Smith was fired after it was revealed that he engaged in stock fraud.)

Here is what Smith wrote about Roger Ailes and his "off the record" opinion of Fox over at Medium: 

“Toby . . . I created a TV network for people 55 to dead,” Ailes said. 

“What does our viewer look like? 

“They look like me…white guys in mostly Red State counties who sit on their couch with the remote in their hand all day and night.” 

“What do they want to see” 

“They want to see YOU tear those smug condescending know-it-all East Coast liberals to pieces . . limb by limb . . . until they jump up out of their LaZ boy and scream “Way to go Toby…you KILLED that libtard!” 

He did NOT tell me what he told Joan (who recently reported her brief one-time conversation in 2000) discussing a new more liberal show idea (as she shared in her recent Nation.com article): 

“And Joan they don’t want to see anyone like you,” looking directly at my liberal friend . “They don’t want to see you — they don’t even want to know that you exist!”

(This of course refers to Joan Walsh, the National Affairs Correspondent for the Nation, and frequent guest on MSNBC.)

Here is how Tobin Smith describes what Ailes built:

 . . . he perpetrated the biggest TV scam ever . . . against the most vulnerable and gullible senior Americans . . . one that makes the game show fixing scandal of the late 50’s look like a tea party. 

By careful design and staging Fox News manipulated (and ultimately addicted) the most vulnerable people in America to the most powerful drug cocktail ever: Visceral gut feelings of outrage relieved by the most powerful emotions of all . . . the thrill of your tribe’s victory over its enemy and the ultimate triumph of good over evil.

You know those "debates" that take place on Fox shows between the host and a supposed progressive?

All bullshit.

The outcomes for Fox’s “panel debates” have ALWAYS been carefully fixed by the producers so that the home team (i.e, the conservative panelists like me) ALWAYS won.

So essentially it was always as we suspected. A cable news network that had virtually NO respect for its viewers, and manipulated their emotions on a daily basis in order to keep them tuned in and supporting their conservative agenda.

And they tapped into underlying feelings of misogyny, racism, and xenophobia to bait the hook.

Yeah, I think it is time that Fox News was no more.

How about you?


  1. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Roger Ailes was such a handsome and charming man, much like his friends Donald Frump & Bill O'Reilly. That's sarcasm for those of you who might not get it.

  2. Anonymous11:45 AM

    OT?"Federal officials, under orders by President Donald Trump, have drafted a rule to roll back the Obama-era mandate that birth control BE included under ALL employer insurance plans."


  3. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Many of us watched Fox news at some point, but we did not swallow the crap that they served. The real problem is those people that did swallow the crap. These people lack critical thinking skills, and will blindly follow the next Fox.

  4. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member on the House oversight committee, has opened up a new front in the ongoing, sprawling investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, possible collusion with the Trump campaign, and alleged attempts by the White House to obstruct those investigations.

    On Tuesday, he sent letters to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers demanding “all documents, communications, memoranda, notes, and recordings” the officials may have from their conversations with President Trump regarding the Russia investigation. The request comes after the Washington Post reported that Trump asked both men to publicly “push back” on reports that the FBI was investigating members of his campaign for collusion with Russian officials. Both men reportedly refused the president’s entreaty.


  5. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Rust Belt Heartland:"“This gives us a chance to go straight into the heartland with an economic message,” said Kildee, who like Ryan stressed that he doesn’t view the effort as contradictory to Pelosi. “We have really not led with an economic message that transcends the whole spectrum of voters who would benefit from Democratic policies.”


  6. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Trump’s Failure on His First First Foreign Trip


    1. Trump doesn't think he failed. He lectured everyone, was top hand-shake dog and came home with plenty of loot from the Saudis.

  7. Anonymous12:50 PM


    "Hannity, in conjunction with a group called “Stop the Scalpings,” is encouraging a boycott of Rachel Maddow’s advertisers. He’s seeking retribution against the advertisers who have left his show after receiving complaints about his irresponsible coverage of a young man’s death."
    "“All Hannity has been doing is asking questions, if there is no Russia-Trump collusion, then is there another source?” Morgan writes. “Asking the question is the responsibility of any good journalist, reporter or news personality. And for just asking questions, based on interviews with the head of Wikileaks (who has never been proven wrong in eleven years) and not going along with the monolithic left-wing Russia-Trump collusion, there is now an attempt to silence Hannity.”Stop the Scalpings is targeting Maddow because she “has been the biggest purveyor of lies and propaganda in the media today,”we will list every advertiser that supports hosts like Rachel Maddow, an outright liar, and someone who deceives the public and defames conservatives on a daily basis.”


    1. Anonymous1:09 PM

      On Ailes>Now>"the latest Seth Rich hoax, this is nevertheless the unfortunate culmination of his efforts to create an alternative news source. It was an ambition that I and many other conservatives sympathized with when Fox News went on the air in 1996."While not exactly “fair and balanced” — Ailes always meant the channel’s slogan to be taken with a wink and a nod"
      "Not only is it a toxic workplace where the harassment of women is rampant; it is also a NO-FACT zone. The Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact found that nearly 60 percent of the statements it checked on Fox News were either mostly or entirely false. Another 19 percent were only half true."
      "Insofar as HE spreads misinformation, HE risks doing harm to the United States."important factor is the realization that right-wing infotainment’s flaws matter. "


  8. Anonymous1:14 PM

    OT? 20,000+

    1. Anonymous1:47 PM


      " The Australian has been fighting extradition to Sweden on rape charges since 2012."

  9. Anonymous1:19 PM

    Of course that is the Fox audience. Some of them even wheel over to the computer to write in to the Pee Pond. A nasty, miserable bunch who for sure look just like Ailes.

  10. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Why is the FoxNews network not having its licensed yanked? Or, better yet, being tried for treason for the fact of having corrupted so many American voters into buying their propaganda and making an thoughtful intelligent decision about who to vote for an impossibility. I have always felt that Fox was probably a bigger contributor to the outcome of recent elections that Russia and this article just makes that true for me. They need to be gone, forever, and the people who ran this need to be punished majorly.

  11. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Spicy Bunny 'Boo Hoo' called out!
    Fake News!

  12. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Ailes demographic are dying off. Thank dog. Stupid fucks.

    1. Anonymous1:37 PM

      Their spawn are coming up. I know some who believe just like the parents and grandparents. Ugh.

  13. Anonymous1:23 PM

    So, in other words, Fox News broadcast Fake News for years and years? In fact, they created it, and perpetrated it on their lazy viewers until they got Trump to be President and he is busy bringing down the entire country right now. That little game of Ailes' turned out to be damn dangerous.

  14. Anonymous2:01 PM

    "“The president, I think it’s fair to say, is inconsistent about the use of anonymous sources,” Tapper continued. “He’s not particularly good judge of them. As the unofficial head of the birther movement … citizen Trump provided this investigative journalism.”


  15. Anonymous2:31 PM


    Tweets it!

  16. Anonymous3:25 PM

    A book "Fox Nation" explains the con job on ignorant americans that fell for it. It is time to stop the scientologist scam around the world. It is time for the IRS, FCC, FBI, CIA and many other agencies that may have operatives working in those agencies.

  17. Anonymous3:26 PM

    So sick of LIARs.


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