Friday Open Thread

Talent is God given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

–John Wooden

13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    "Taco trucks on every corner."
    Good or bad for Colorado?

  2. Zappatero says:

    The Decline and Fall of the Fox News Empire

    Wow…….Roger Ailes has a lifelong history of abusive and threatening actions to his employees that was known throughout the political and media environment.Can anyone be surprised?

    Rupert Murdoch knew Ailes was a risky hire when he brought him in to start Fox News in 1996. Ailes had just been forced out as president of CNBC under circumstances that would foreshadow his problems at Fox.

    By all accounts, Ailes had been a management disaster from the moment he arrived at NBC in 1993. But by 1995, things had reached a breaking point. In October of that year, NBC hired the law firm Proskauer Rose to conduct an internal investigation after then–NBC executive David Zaslav told human resources that Ailes had called him a “little fucking Jew prick” in front of a witness.

    • BlueCat says:

      It took the women to take him down. Revenge is a dish best served up cold by blondes while wearing high heels?

    • It's hard to believe that an ass such as Ailes would have kept things so quiet as to not be noticed by his closer allies like Bill O'Reilly, who was himself confronted with sexual harassment allegations. I'm guessing that the women might have talked amongst themselves, too.

      The fact that sexual harassment claims sometimes escape arbitration as "outside of the scope of the employment agreement", combined with an apparent history of squashing these claims, is probably enough give Ailes heartburn as he tries to get this genie back in the arbitration bottle.

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