Fox News Chief Anxious to Help Conservative Become President But Thinks Sarah Palin Is ‘Stupid’?
May 22, 2011
(ChattahBox News) – A New York magazine cover story authored by Gabriel Sherman,who is writing a book on Fox News for Random House, says that Roger Ailes thinks star anchor and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is an “idiot.” The takeaway from Sherman’s cover story hitting newsstands Monday seems to be that Ailes wants to make sure the next president is a Conservative, but he isn’t so pleased with their chances at beating President Barack Obama in 2012. Several Republicans close to Fox News chief Ailes say though he wants nothing to do with helping elevate Sarah Palin’s campaign because he “thinks she’s stupid,” a source told New York magazine. “He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the Conservative movement.” The article alleges that while Ailes who previously worked as a strategist for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush does want to put a Republican in the White House (a dubious goal for a supposed news channel), he is unimpressed with the current crop of candidates. “Roger is worried about the future of our country,” the source said.