How bad is Fox News? Ask John Boehner.

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How bad is Fox News? Ask John Boehner.

Post by iaafan » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:58 am

This is what Boehner has to say about Fox News in his new book On the House:
"At some point after the 2008 election, something changed with my friend Roger Ailes. I once met him in New York during the Obama years to plead with him to put a leash on some of the crazies he was putting on the air. It was making my job trying to accomplish anything conservative that much harder. I didn't expect this meeting to change anything, but I still thought it was ******, and I wanted Roger to know it.
"When I put it to him like that, he didn't have much to say. But he did go on and on about the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, which he thought was part of a grand conspiracy that led back to Hillary Clinton. Then he outlined elaborate plots by which George Soros and the Clintons and Obama (and whoever else came to mind) were trying to destroy him....
"I thought I could get him to control the crazies, and instead I found myself talking to the president of the club.
"Places like Fox News were creating the wrong incentives."



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