I only understand friendship or scorched earth.

— Roger Ailes

The most unique Roger Ailes quotes that will transform you to a better person

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.

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If you have a choice between qualifications and personal qualities when it comes to hiring people, go with personal qualities. You can teach them the job.

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You cover the bad news about America.

You do. But you don't get up in the morning hating your country. And so, until somebody shows me lines at the border trying to get out, I think there's some good news.

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Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life.

He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time.

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They [NPR] are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don't want any other point of view. They don't even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their propaganda. They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive.

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You never pull the trigger until you know you can win.

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You can get people the qualifications;

But you can't teach them the qualities they're going to need. You can't teach integrity, a drive for excellence, refusal to quit under pressure. It's too late to build that into people you're going to hire.

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Capitalism works. In the end, socialism imploded on itself. Communism imploded on itself. Ultimately jihadism will implode on itself, if we stay in the fight and stay on offense because failed philosophies don't work, there's no future.

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Everybody fears the unknown. But I have a strong feeling there's something bigger than us. I don't think all this exists because some rocks happened to collide. I'm at peace. When it comes, I'll be fine, calm. I'll miss life, though. Especially my family.

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I love rich people. Any time I needed a job, I went to a rich person. I like poor people, but they never had a job for me.

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If you're running because you want a job that's prestigious or because you have this vague knowledge that you're better than everybody else, you're easier to beat.

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When a guy has his ego hurt, he's liable to jump into a fight he doesn't need to have.

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About Roger Ailes

Quotes 78 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

I hire people who can do their jobs and who will advise me of things they don't agree with. The worst thing you can do is get in a room with 14 people who say, "OK!" Then you really are making decisions about engineering and finance and other areas.

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One of the reasons I'm in this business is because I have absolute respect for the people who say, "You know what? I think I can make this a little better and I'm willing to get in and try." Because, I'll tell you, there are a hell of a lot of reasons to stay away from running for office today.

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I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray.

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You can't sell a book in America if you don't dump on Bush.

That's the cheapest shot in the world. You cannot get an advance, and you can't sell a book because the publishers are all people who hate Bush and hate Republicans.

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I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming.

If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn't do my job.

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Reporters have a different point of view and a different job.

Consequently, to the extent that you can help them turn in an interesting story that their editor is going to like and that's going to further their careers, they're going to give you more ink and cover you.

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I've been in entertainment, politics, business, business coaching, public affairs, documentaries, programming, news, theater. So, there aren't many things I see that I haven't seen something like that before.

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I think the worst decision is usually no decision.

If you make the wrong decision you can usually course-correct, but if you don't make it, you've already made it, and it's usually the bad one.

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If you are a good communicator, be unique: put yourself in your own commercials and do something a little different. To the extent you can focus on what it is you want to change, what it is you know how to change, and what it is you think will make life better for other people, you're going to do better.

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Phrase it in an interesting way; don't phrase it in a mean or unfriendly way. Bob Dole said that if there's anything he would have done differently, he would have said [to George Bush] "Start telling the truth about my record" instead of "Stop lying about my record." Frankly, had he done that, life might be different for Bob Dole today.

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In general, I think man-on-the- street ads and endorsement spots are having less and less effect on people. The electorate's getting very sophisticated, and they want to make their own judgments.

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You've got to attract interest in your candidate.

The problem when you're running far behind is that you've got to move through those positive phases very quickly. Then, you have to draw attention to the other guy. You've got to create interest in why you differ from him and you've got to create a desire to remove him.

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Anybody's position on an issue, anything they've said about an issue, and any way they've voted on an issue is fair game. You have every right to question that and go after it aggressively.

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There's something about the American people: They have such an innate sense of fairness that the red light goes on and the bells go off the second you approach that line. Any kind of personal attack is verboten. You shouldn't do it; it's not worth it.

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If you want to get unpaid media coverage, you had better be quotable.

It's an interesting problem, because very few candidates are quotable.

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As long asthe audience or the public perceives you to be sincere in your approach and not petty, they will think it's fair and they will wait for the other person's response. But if they sense it's petty or the slightest bit unfair, they'll turn on you right away.

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There is a - deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me.

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It also has to do with how you look and how you sound.

If you look like a mean SOB who's putting the other person down, that's different than if you're inquiring about the process they go through to make a decision on behalf of the public.

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It is a tremendous sacrifice to run for political office in America today.

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Show me a man or woman with a mission, and I'll show you somebody that's tougher to beat.

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An enormous problem with paid media, especially at the congressional level, is it all starts to look alike.

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I think I have a good eye for talent.

I think I'm smart enough to figure out what the mission is and achieve it. I achieve it by hiring good people.

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There was no news in the Dan Rather piece.

They didn't say [to Bush]: "We found a piece of paper that was overlooked in the 300,000 pieces of paper that were covered in the Iran-Contra hearings, and we have a piece of news we'd like to ask you about." CBS decided to create a media event and cover it in its own fashion. This was unprecedented in American history. CBS cancelled two-thirds of the newscast... to get a guy and take him out.

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I often tell my clients they should do at least 30 percent of all their reading outside their own field. This will give them perspective and knowledge that will make them more interesting.

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In the Rather/Bush incident, it was totally unfair.

CBS was trying him and convicting him and trying to execute him on national television. They had made up their minds. CBS made the fatal error of trying to become the political opposition to George Bush. And, when they did that, they put themselves in an arena where they can get knocked on their fanny.

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I would advise people occasionally to take the media on, but only when you know it's a manufactured product and not a news interview.

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I think it's unrealistic to believe that somewhere in outer space two big rocks crashed together with a bang and now I have a wonderful family, freedom, and opportunity." We're gathered here with love and fellowship and friends. You can bang rocks together all you want; you cannot create what we have here. Maybe God can create life from big bangs, but rocks can't.

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Fighting with the media almost always is a mistake.

You can't win the argument, the media has the last word, and most times your argument is not justified.

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When the media gets into creating their own product and then deciding to cover it, they are becoming part of the process and, therefore, could be damaged.

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If you're running far behind in the polls and you decide to use comparative advertising, you have to be able to explain to the people why the incumbent shouldn't have then ob.

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Does Rupert like me? I think so, but it doesn't matter.

When I go up to the magic room in the sky every three months, if my numbers are right, I get to live. If not, I'm killed. Our relationship isn't about love-it's about arithmetic. Survival means hitting your numbers. I've met or exceeded mine in 56 straight quarters. The reason is: I treat Rupert's money like it is mine.

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The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face al Qaeda.

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To be successful, you've got to get the kind of torque that's created by a push and a pull.

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I'm very confident in the management team, very confident in the on-air people.

That's the whole secret to everything. It's having people who love to work where they're working and want to win.

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I don't care what the polls say.

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Every other network has given all their shows to liberals. We are the balance.

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I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon.

He was a newsman, but you knew what his opinion was.

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