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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Roger Ailes -- Is Anyone Surprised?

By almost all accounts, long-time Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is out on his fat ass after Gretchen Carlson's allegations of sexual harassment led to many more similar accusations.

No one should be surprised.  Ailes built his career as a political operative specializing in dirty tricks, lies, racism, sexism, and packaging/spin.  Fox News was his crowning achievement -- an all-propaganda "news" network dedicated to waging a 24-7 partisan assault on public opinion.  A lot of suckers swallowed it whole.

Ailes was a proudly unreformed sleazy asshole, and it finally caught up with him.  Ignominiously dumped by the Murdoch clan.  Couldn't happen to a more deserving piece of shit.

This article has been in the Buster's Links sidebar for five years, but it's still great if you want to read more about Ailes and Fox News.


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