Reacting to Shooting, Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Tells Staff to ‘Tone It Down’

Jan 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After Saturday’s shooting in Arizona, which left six people dead and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords among the wounded, Fox News chief Roger Ailes asked the cable network’s staff to "tone it down" and ditch the "bombast," reports GlobalGrind.com, a site from Russell Simmons.

In an interview with Simmons, Ailes said, "I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that."

Ailes also said he believes the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, "was attached to nobody. He was a flag burner. He just was not attached to the Tea Party. It’s just a bullshit way to use the death of a little girl to get Fox News in an argument."


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