In a new book coming out, one story shows how Fox News boss Roger Ailes rules the conservative network with an iron fist.
The book by Jonathan Alter is about the 2012 Campaign and it's called "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.”
There is an interesting excerpt when Fox News was going bonkers for Benghazi.
“Roger Ailes covered the Benghazi story as if it were Watergate just before Nixon’s resignation, with almost wall-to-wall coverage,” Mr. Alter writes before describing Mr. Rivera as the only Fox anchor who was “allowed to offer a dissenting view.”
Mr. Rivera did so on the conservative morning show “Fox & Friends” on Nov. 2, the Friday before Election Day. As the three hosts criticized the administration for failing to save the ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans who died in Benghazi, Mr. Rivera protested. He accused the co-host Eric Bolling of lying, calling him “a politician trying to make a political point.”
“After the argument continued for several minutes, Ailes called the control room and told the producers to cut Rivera’s mic.”
Fair and Balanced indeed....
H/T New York Times