Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fail Quote of the Day: Roger Ailes accuses MSNBC of partisanship?

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Fox News President Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes

From an extended Esquire interview with Fox News president Roger Ailes:

You have to be able to allow both points of view. Look at MSNBC. They have nobody on that doesn't agree with them. Nobody. I never see anybody who disagrees with them. I don't know whether their egos can't handle it or whether their... I don't get it. They absolutely despise anybody with a different opinion.

Not only is this patently false (any 30-second Google search will reveal plenty of instances of various MSNBC anchors and contributors featuring diverging opinions on various issues), but this is actually coming from the guy who heads Fox News. And he’s saying that other (liberal) channels don’t allow balanced debates with various differing political ideologies.

Let that sink in for a minute.

(via Media Matters for America)