Roger Ailes: ‘I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Ahead of Fox News Channel’s 15th anniversary, AP’s Frazier Moore has a a retrospective focusing on Roger Ailes and FNC’s fifteen years.  While I personally don’t care much about politics or cable news channel programming, I loved the quote.

From the start, Ailes has steadfastly denied any such political bias or agenda on the part of his network. Politics, schmolitics: “I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings,” he declares.

Update: Greta Van Susteren weighs in to note that by “hot” Ailes didn’t mean it in a “cheap” way, but simply meant she was very sought after following the 2008 election.


blog comments powered by Disqus