Tag Archives: Roger Ailes

Donald and Roger

Fox News’ Roger Ailes is out of a job at the moment. The sexual harassment charges piled up, with all of them being slowly substantiated, but it’s important to note who this guy is. He’s been central to American politics, … Continue reading

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The End of It

Cleveland is over, but not really. Their basketball team, the Cavaliers, finally won it all, and their baseball team, the Indians, leads its division this year. They’re pretty good. The football team, the Browns, is once again hopeless – but … Continue reading

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Trumping the Press

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg – everyone shortens his name – caused no end of trouble. Before the fifteenth century was even halfway over he invented movable type and the printing press – and a way to mass-produce moveable … Continue reading

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The Fourth One

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – the fourth Republican presidential debate – hosted by the Fox Business Channel, a subset of Fox News. Of course Fox News is run by Roger Ailes – Richard Nixon’s former media consultant – the job … Continue reading

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A Long Way

“Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.” ~ Chris Lowe Chris Lowe should know. He’s one half of the pop duo Pet Shop Boys – and the world of pop music is filled … Continue reading

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Missing the Cut

Hollywood, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – yes, that’s a date-stamp, because, in the political world, this was the big day: Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is in and former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is out of Fox News’s Republican … Continue reading

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Chameleon Politics

In the summer of 1964 it was two weeks at a music camp in Elkhart, Indiana. It took two weeks to get the Pittsburgh accent back. The flattened vowels and the drawl were gone just before that senior year in … Continue reading

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