Mar 18, 2010

Ailes to Fox staff: Don't talk about Fox

After the Washington Post reported on a rift within the Fox News staff over the rise of host Glenn Beck, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes told his employees to shut up about family matters. Or, as Mediabistro quoted him saying:
"I was brought up to defend the family. If I couldn't defend the family I'd leave. I'd go to another family."
In other words, family values means sharing opinions about your political rivals, even in newscasts. Sharing opinions about the way in which these opinions shape Fox News and its overall coverage is anti-family.

1 comment:

John Clifford said...

Sounds like the typical alcoholic's mantra. "Don't you dare tell anyone what's going on in this house. It's none of their business."