Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Roger Ailes. Now the Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Ailes still thinks of himself as a working-class kid from Warren, Ohio — and as a man who looks at the world with the straightforwardness of an ordinary American.
I see myself between the Hudson River and the Sierra Madres. I do not see myself at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel or Le Cirque here in New York. Those are people who aspire to different things. They’re the chattering class. They’re the people who think Ahmadinejad wants to have a chat with us and that we haven’t been reaching out to him enough. No, actually, Ahmadinejad wants to cut our heads off and blow us up with nuclear weapons. He’s made that clear. There is something about those people that makes them think, “Oh, he’s just kidding.” No, he’s not kidding. He wants to kill us.
I tend to be a realist about things.