Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fox News chief Roger Ailes had bomb-proof glass installed in office to protect him from gay activists

The Raw Story reports that Roger Ailes, media consultant to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush before hiring on to Rupert Murdoch to create the Fox News Fear Factory, had bomb-proof glass installed in his office because of fears he would be attacked by gay activists, according to a former colleague.

Dan Cooper, a former managing editor at Fox News, told Rolling Stone for its upcoming June 8th issue that Ailes insisted on having bomb-proof glass installed in his second story office windows in Manhattan.

"They’ll be down there protesting," Ailes allegedly said. "Those gays."

Roger Ailes owns an expansive weekend retreat in Garrison, in the township of Philipstown in Putnam County, New York, where he also owns two newspapers (whose reporters he has apparently had followed and spied on) and is said to bully the owner of a third. Historical fact: George Washington evidently never slept in Garrison but Benedict Arnold did.

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