Roger Ailes

American television executive and political consultant

Roger Eugene Ailes (May 15, 1940 – May 18, 2017) was the president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. He was a media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign in 1989. He was sacked from his post in 2016 after multiple claims of sexual harassment.

Roger Ailes (2013)

Quotes

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  • To determine whether or not you have the ingredients to be charismatic, answer the following questions: What are your real feelings about who you are? What do you believe in? Do you have goals or a mission in life? Do you project optimism? Do others turn to you for leadership? Non-charismatic people spend their lives auditioning for others and hoping they'll be accepted. Charismatic people don't doubt their ability to add value to a situation, so they move forward with their mission.
    • You are the Message : Getting What You Want by Being Who You Are (1989)
  • I often tell my clients they should do at least 30 percent of all their reading outside their own field. This will give them perspective and knowledge that will make them more interesting.
    • You are the Message : Getting What You Want by Being Who You Are (1989)
  • They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don't want any other point of view. They don't even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their propaganda. They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive.
    • Kurtz, Howard (17 November 2010), "Fox News Chief Blasts NPR 'Nazis'", The Daily Beast, retrieved on 2011-02-10 
    • on NPR firing Juan Williams for remarks he made on Fox News about fearing airplane passengers in Muslim garb

About Ailes

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  • After [Gretchen] Carlson’s lawsuit, other female employees, including Fox star Megyn Kelly, came forward to accuse Ailes of making inappropriate jokes, ogling them, commenting on their bodies, groping, kissing and propositioning them for sex in return for career advancement.
    "It became common knowledge that women did not want to be alone with him," the former Fox staffer told the L.A. Times. "They would bring other men with them when they had to meet him. It became a locker room, towel-snapping environment."
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