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Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Media, Politics | 3 comments

Must See Nixonland

Must See Nixonland TV

John Cook, over on Gawker, has a bombshell, of sorts, having unearthed documents from the Nixon Library that has Roger Ailes laying out the blueprint for Faux News, decades ahead of time.

Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News

Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a “fair and balanced” counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the “prejudices of network news” and deliver “pro-administration” stories to heartland televisionviewers.

No doubt, with the dwarfs, finks, phonies and frauds of Nixonland, the corpulent liar didn’t need the pikers, hejust had to bid his time, and launch his own lie factory, were he wasThe King, and could listen to his lies bounce around, echoing all over the Right Wing Freak Show.

Go read Cook’s post, it’s overflowing with juicy tidbits

Bonus Riffs

The Ailes Files

Eric Hananoki – CRUISE SHIP CONFESSION: Top Fox News Executive Admits Lying On-Air About Obama

Eric Boehlert – FOX NEWS INSIDER: “Stuff Is JustMade Up”

The New Fox News Tagline

J. Thomas Duffy writes the satire blog The Garlic. This is cross posted from that blog. He is a Contributing Editor of The Reaction.