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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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: hurt  ego  fight 
     
    I only understand friendship or scorched earth.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: friendship  earth 
     
    My doctor told me that I'm old, fat, and ugly, but none of those things is going to kill me immediately.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: doctor 
     
    Almost everything I do is related to my ability to hire good people. I don't take much of the credit myself. I think I have a good eye.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: people  eyes 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: job  running  vague 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: decision  wrong  bad 
     
    You never pull the trigger until you know you can win.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: time  people  job  poor 
     
    Candidates rarely win battles with the media, and unless you really know what you're doing you should not tangle with them. The exception is when you know this is a search-and- destroy mission on the part of the media and your case is very strong, you are very articulate, you know what you're trying to accomplish - and you have no alternatives.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: strong  battle  media 
     
    I can't stand cruel people. And if I see people doing something mean to somebody else just to make themselves feel important, it really gets me mad.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: fear  peace  strong 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: time  wishes  money 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: bad  america 
     
    Don't back off on traditional values. It's important to show respect and tolerance for others, but they must show the same respect for your values. Tolerance is a two-way street.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: respect  value  tolerance 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    Most of the media bullshit you about who they are. We don't. We're not programming to conservatives, we're just not eliminating their point of view.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: people  personal  choice  job  quality 
     
    Every other network has given all their shows to liberals. We are the balance.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: balance 
     
    Truth is whatever people will believe.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: truth  people  believe 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: personal  american  worth 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: people  media 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: process  media 
     
    Taking on the media is something I would never tell a candidate to do. I'd advise him what I would do in that circumstance, but that's about it.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: media 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: people  focus 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: political  mind 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: truth  lying 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: right  questions  games 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    You've got to find a difierent approach. You've got to create some interest in your language, in the words and pictures you create. If a candidate can't give a 10-minute speech and have reporters reaching for their pens in the first 90 seconds, he probably shouldn't be running.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: language  running  speech 
     
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: freedom  friends  believe  space  god 
     
    An enormous problem with paid media, especially at the congressional level, is it all starts to look alike.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: problem  media 
     
    It's better to be in charge of change than to have to react to change.
    — Roger Ailes
    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.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: help  job  career  stories 
     
    I think the media is dangerously close to creating their own product. They used to cover the product, which was whatever's happening.
    — Roger Ailes
    tags: media 
     
    I have a soft spot for Joe Biden. I like him. But he's dumb as an ashtray.
    — Roger Ailes
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