John Stewart blasts Roger Ailes
Obviously Mr. SiriuslyWrong watches a lot of Fox News.
Back from vacation Tuesday, Jon Stewart hit back at Fox News chief Roger Ailes, who claimed that the late-night comedy host once admitted to him that he is a “socialist.”
Oh right, Stewart said. It’s all coming back now. But why didn’t Ailes share what he admitted to Stewart a decade ago in a bar, Stewart wondered.
“Jon, did I ever tell you that I, Roger Ailes, plan to undermine the role of an independent press by constantly whining that any reportage that deviates from a staunch conservative narrative is biased, while, at the same time, filling the editorial vacuum that that creates by building a conservative propaganda juggernaut in the guise of a news organization?” Stewart recalled.
Ailes said he will call the organization “Fox News,” and its tag line will be, according to Stewart, “A fanatically micro-managed media fiefdom where my own far-right agenda and personal sense of victimhood drive every aspect of the operation … and balanced.”