Roger Ailes: 'Palin's So Smart She’s Got the Press Running Up the East Coast Behind Her Bus'

For approaching three years, so-called journalists have been calling former Alaska governor Sarah Palin an idiot.

In an interview with the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, Palin's employer at Fox News, Roger Ailes, marvelously said, "She's so smart she’s got the press corps running up the whole East Coast behind her bus”:

Ailes told me he met with Palin in his Manhattan office, serving chicken sandwiches and giving her parents and daughter Piper a tour of the Fox studios. Palin told him she’ll decide on a White House bid this summer. Denying a New York magazine report that he called the former Alaska governor an idiot, Ailes marveled at the frenzy surrounding her tour of historic sites: “She’s so smart she’s got the press corps running up the whole East Coast behind her bus.”

Ailes also commented about the recent hit piece about Fox and him at Rolling Stone magazine:

As for Rolling Stone’s charge that he has “built the most formidable propaganda machine ever seen outside of the Communist bloc,” Ailes does a bit of jujitsu, accusing NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, and the rest of running “a liberal propaganda machine … If they did fair and balanced news, we’d be out of business.”

Indeed.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.