Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: May 15, 1940
Age: 76 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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You never pull the trigger until you know you can win.

I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he's dumb as an ashtray.

Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time.

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.

Audiences are shifting. Platforms are shifting. Ages are shifting. It's better to be in charge of change than to have to react to change.

We're not programming to conservatives. We're just not eliminating their point of view.

I can't stand cruel people. And if I see people doing something mean to somebody else just to make themselves feel important, it really gets me mad.

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

There is a - deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me.

Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there's something bigger than us. I don't think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I'm at peace. When it comes, I'll be fine, calm. I'll miss life, though. Especially my family.

Growing up in Ohio and just being kind of an average guy from flyover country - my dad was a factory guy - I try to put things on a screen that reflect reality. I don't mind if people want to argue with that, or think that's crazy.

If somebody wants to book Alec Baldwin on one of our shows, and he wants to come on and talk to our people and say what he wants, I don't care. We would question him on his choice of words.

I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon. He was a newsman, but you knew what his opinion was.

I look for something unique, and I look for people who haven't reached their potential. I think I'm pretty good at developing talent.

I quit politics because I hated it.

I think almost everything in life is life-experience, personality-driven.

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.

Tell me who you want to see on the Left, and I'll hire them. If you give me a big name that's out there, that's floating around and wants work, I'd be happy to hire them.

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.

Television and I grew up together.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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