Roger Ailes Quotes

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Roger Ailes Quotes

I hire people who can do their jobs and who will advise me of things they dont agree with. The worst thing you can do is get in a room with 14 people who say, "OK!" Then you really are making decisions about engineering and finance and other areas.
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I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he's dumb as an ashtray.

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My doctor told me that I'm old, fat, and ugly, but none of those things is going to kill me immediately.

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I quit politics because I hated it.

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CNN and MSNBC, our primary competitors, are trying to figure out how to beat us. There are some good, smart people at those networks, and even occasionally a blind pig finds an acorn.

— Roger Ailes

I hire people who can do their jobs and who will advise me of things they don't agree with. The worst thing you can do is get in a room with 14 people who say, "OK!" Then you really are making decisions about engineering and finance and other areas.

— Roger Ailes

Does Rupert like me? I think so, but it doesn't matter. When I go up to the magic room in the sky every three months, if my numbers are right, I get to live. If not, I'm killed. Our relationship isn't about love-it's about arithmetic. Survival means hitting your numbers. I've met or exceeded mine in 56 straight quarters. The reason is: I treat Rupert's money like it is mine.

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I often tell my clients they should do at least 30 percent of all their reading outside their own field. This will give them perspective and knowledge that will make them more interesting.

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I want to elect the next president.

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I don't care what the polls say.

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Candidates rarely win battles with the media, and unless you really know what you're doing you should not tangle with them. The exception is when you know this is a search-and- destroy mission on the part of the media and your case is very strong, you are very articulate, you know what you're trying to accomplish - and you have no alternatives.

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Everybody who's in the news business today was influenced in a positive way by Walter Cronkite. He had ability, humility and integrity, a rare combination.

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I think it's because I'm unpredictable. I view every situation, every race, and every candidate differently I try not to rely on something that worked before.

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I've found increasingly less effectiveness with the man-on-the street type of stuff that was very standard fare for years. It can still be effective, but it's got to be done well.

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When a guy has his ego hurt, he's liable to jump into a fight he doesn't need to have.

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As long asthe audience or the public perceives you to be sincere in your approach and not petty, they will think it's fair and they will wait for the other person's response. But if they sense it's petty or the slightest bit unfair, they'll turn on you right away.

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If you want to get unpaid media coverage, you had better be quotable. It's an interesting problem, because very few candidates are quotable.

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Reporters have a different point of view and a different job. Consequently, to the extent that you can help them turn in an interesting story that their editor is going to like and that's going to further their careers, they're going to give you more ink and cover you.

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An enormous problem with paid media, especially at the congressional level, is it all starts to look alike.

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If you are a good communicator, be unique: put yourself in your own commercials and do something a little different. To the extent you can focus on what it is you want to change, what it is you know how to change, and what it is you think will make life better for other people, you're going to do better.

— Roger Ailes

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