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Fox News Exec Threatened To “Go To War” With Donald Trump

|| By FITSNEWS || Fox News chairman Roger Ailes threatened to “go to war” with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump if the billionaire executive didn’t tone down his criticism of network anchor Megyn Kelly. “We can resolve this now,” Ailes told Trump during a terse phone call this week, according…

|| By FITSNEWS || Fox News chairman Roger Ailes threatened to “go to war” with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump if the billionaire executive didn’t tone down his criticism of network anchor Megyn Kelly.

“We can resolve this now,” Ailes told Trump during a terse phone call this week, according to CNN, “or we can go to war.”

Hold up … didn’t Fox News (led by Kelly) effectively declare war on Trump’s insurgent candidacy during last week’s “Republican” presidential debate in Cleveland?

Yes it did.  Of course that declaration appears to be part of a deliberate effort by Ailes to steer the “conservative” network closer to the mushy middle of the deteriorating cable news market.

Ailes’ logic?  Conservatives have nowhere else to go …

Ironically, Fox’s debate drew an audience three times as large as the biggest primary debate from 2012 – all thanks to Trump.

Translation? Your enemy is driving your audience, Ailes …

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46 comments

Be The First August 13, 2015 at 9:51 am

Fuck Fox. There ratings are still tanking after the BS Megyn Kelly and Wal-ass pulled.
Fox is owned by a liberal. Go figure.

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erneba August 13, 2015 at 10:02 am

Don’t know what you have been smoking, drinking, or otherwise ingesting, but you statement is just wrong.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/08/11/fox-news-number-1-in-cable-primetime-adults-18-49-primetime-viewers-total-day-for-week-ending-august-9-2015/446210/

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flip August 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

You are nuts.EVERYBODY still watches Fox.Only network that appears not to be run by socialists.

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Nölff August 13, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Maybe that’s why they decided to cut FOX off Dish Network. Probably because “everybody” watches it.

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Looking Behind the Curtain August 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

Don’t understand your continuing attack on Fox and their handling of Trump as it relates to ‘conservative’ values — certainly, Trump is no conservative, by any stretch of the imagination.

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Trump Tower of Terror August 13, 2015 at 11:24 am

The Republicans are self destructing over Trump. It’s great. If it weren’t for Hillary’s email troubles I’d say they have no hope of winning the White House. Thankfully everyone seems to be shooting themselves in the foot this time. This ought to be fun!

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Sic Semper Tyrannis August 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Enlighten me, there are no conservatives in the republican party as I see it.

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Daniel Boome August 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm

And Jeb (Murdoch and Ailes’ guy) is?

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ELCID August 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Depends on you definition of a Conservative.
If it’s a Rockefellow Republican, then that’s Trump.
If it’s a Goldwater Republican, then not so much.
The GOP is much more than a Right Wing voice for the Koch Brothers thru Fox News.

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erneba August 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

Ailes is blowing smoke out of his ass, this will do more to increase viewership for FOX News than Ailes could ever do sitting on his ass in the boardroom.

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shifty henry August 13, 2015 at 10:18 am

” blowing smoke out of his ass” —– Having heard this term many times during my lifetime, but never seeing it done, — is it possible to do that?

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erneba August 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

On a very cold morning, go out into your front yard, pull your pants and undies down, station a witness to your immediate rear, then blow out a big bubble fart, your witness will confirm the event of smoke coming out of your ass. Taking a picture will record the historical event.

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shifty henry August 13, 2015 at 11:31 am

——- and I’m still trying to finish my coffee..!!

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Speak D Truth August 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

I’ve seen a fart lit. That equals blowing a flame out of you ass.

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shifty henry August 13, 2015 at 11:29 am

yep — those videos of college kids are a blast!

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Cheap old cigar August 13, 2015 at 11:18 am

didn’t Monica Lewinski have an unusual relationship with Bill Clinton”s cigar? If so, smoke would definitely be a by-product! By the way, I refuse to vote for Monica Lewinski’s ex-boyfriend’s wife under any circumstance.

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shifty henry August 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

‘smoke would definitely be a by-product’ — No, that’s not how it’s done. Perhaps you can locate a playful woman who knows how it can turn her on …..

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Sic Semper Tyrannis August 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm

I’m not voting for war, so I will check your vote.

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Sal August 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

I have watched Fox since its beginning. I am a lifelong conservative.

Fox has become part of the problem. Fox is the Establishment.

I have been watching CNN for two weeks (news, not the talk shows) It has a liberal spin BUT I can work through that. Strangely enough it actually has news. I mean news, not just talk.

I wil be a conservative till the day I die, but I am done with FOX.

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Kenny August 13, 2015 at 10:16 am

I quit Fox 6 months ago. The Koch Brothers seem to be running the place now. I watch a variety of news channels, and visit a variety of web-based news outlets.

I dont regret leaving Fox one bit. I am better informed and happier.

To hell with Roger Ailes and the Koch Brothers. I can think for myself.

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flip August 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

Actually they have the WORST election night coverage (Fox).CNN has the best with breakdowns of voting districts and where the votes are actually coming from during the night.

Kelly is a joke.

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

No way this is the real Flip. CNN? Not buying it. What state are you in – please confirm you are the real Flip.

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flip August 13, 2015 at 10:37 am

In Ohio today and has is up to $2.99 a gallon.
A political expert like ME likes to see where the votes are coming in from on election night. Those of us that are experienced (unlike vicupstate, YOU and Bozzy) see numbers come in and and can’t read them.

We all know why Democrat stronghold) votes are reported late/last from Miami.Dade County (Florida), Newport/VB/Arlington(Virginia) and Cuyahoga County (Ohio) election night…Democrats need to know how many votes to they need to steal/create etc….

I called North Carolina for Tom Hillis in NC in 2014 after I saw how many votes were still out in Democrat areas.

Yeah, while Kelly and Baer are acting goofy with Rove, CNN does a great job for us expert ,election prognosticators.

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

Well, with a lot of friends in Miami / Dade – the results were late because the polls remained open late. There were no credible accusations of voter fraud. Hey, I wonder how many of that huge surge of voters in Miami Dade were – hispanico. I bet there were many.And The Rock Obama won – 62% to 38%. Guess Mitt had some ‘splainin’ to do.

Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

Oh, but yeah, I love the numbers tracking on CNN too. Both 2008 and 2012 I enjoyed it with a bottle of bubbly.

euwe max August 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

I still think we should be able to use “Republican” to describe scum… I mean, they use it between themselves! Are Republicans the only ones who can use the ‘R’ word?

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Sam August 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Euwe spouts more hateful gibberish

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SYNTwist August 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm

He isn’t hateful, he is insightful and one of the very few commenters on this site with any intellect or ability to be diplomatic without getting nasty — that includes me. I make an effort, but this site is mean!

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SYNTwist August 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm

It’s kinda like the N word, only insiders can use it ;)

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 10:26 am

I have no doubt Ailes called Trump to bluntly tell him to knock it off. That fight with the Killer Bs put Fox and the GOP in a real crap spot. And Trump too. Trump needs the Fox-light to keep himself in front of the base – it’s not like they’re turning into Morning Joe or the Today show that often. Trump needs access to Hannity and Fox and Friends. At the same time, Ailes can’t afford to piss off the Trump army of the insane, for ratings, and the GOP has to find a way to get Trump to endorse the real nominee in order to win (like that’s gonna happen – Trump’s gonna sue the nominee and the RNC and mount his Reform bid). But Ailes couldn’t seem weak to Trump, else Trump would be all over Twatter saying he “ownes” Ailes.

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flip August 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

Once again just rambling bullshit from Rocky Chavez-Castro-Will once called former contributor ‘Smirks’ a socialist. Rocky has just replaced him.

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

Just how in the Hell do you read any socialist postings in what I said? You wake up on the wrong side this morning. All I said is Ailes called Trump, said enough is enough, Trump realized he’d pushed far enough, made nice, and on we go.

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flip August 13, 2015 at 10:39 am

Sinus infection.Anyway Trump got what he wanted.Destroyed social liberal Kelly’s credibility.

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 11:07 am

Sorry about the sinus infection – alphalfa getting you? That stuff used to kick my butt in Michigan one year.

You liberals will lose August 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

Reagan had to BREAK the liberals, even those in the GO, before he could fix the mess the Democrats made of the country. He then did to the Communists what he did to the liberals.

You’ll squeal and whine, while being reamed. But in the end, you liberals will lose.

If you are not obliterated, our nation is not worth having. You’ve proven that w/ 8 yeas of Democrat control.

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

You forgot to add – “I am the Great and Powerful Oz”

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flip August 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

I agree.We can’t take hostages this time and hope they become better informed.This is the 2nd generation that has been brainwashed by the MSM and state controlled schools.

Reagan pulled the ‘rope a dope’ on the the leftist elitists in this country by teaming with the Moral Majority and creating what is still the ‘base’ of the Republican Party.

They need to be obliterated at the ballot box and their god’s sent to prison.

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Reagan was the people August 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Reagan went straight to the people, not being controlled by the media, or the political machine, puppet masters.

Whoever we nominate will have to go directly to the people. Get the power from the people, and you’ll serve the people.

It’s why the Democrats serve the media, and vice-versa.

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Rocky Verdad August 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm

You truly are clueless aren’t you. Reagan was an actor, bundled by Madison Avenue to defeat the Democrats. Then he raised gas taxes by over double. God you’re so stupid.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis August 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm

I disagree rock. Reagan was a dem in the pub clothing. A independent in away.

Sic Semper Tyrannis August 13, 2015 at 3:18 pm

tupid

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Solidarity August 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

The USSR collapsed under its own weight and lack of foundation. Ronnie had nothing at all to do with it.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis August 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Oh, kookie boys are pissed. Donald could control the feds money to himself. Good luck with your paid for election.

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ELCID August 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Isn’t a threat against a United States Candidate for President a Federal Crime???
Aides better shut up before his ass is in prison.
Obama would just love to lock him up and throw away the key.
Especially, if it’s a threat against a GOP candidate.

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Lone Ranger August 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Ailes…who long ago sold his tortured soul to the devil—is known
with FOX by its fruits

RINO censors banning conservatives’ comments and they shove
jane in their Cheroots !!!

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SYNTwist August 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm

The best Trump can hope for is that he musters enough following to endorse another nutty candidate. Rand just might have a chance yet.

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