Saturday, May 30, 2015

Roger Ailes' Sorting Hat




Go away.


Outta luck.

Fuck off.



From the LA Times:
Fox appoints itself a GOP primary gatekeeper

It's finally official: Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News, will decide which candidates can compete in Republican presidential primaries next year.

Think I'm exaggerating?

The rules Fox recently announced for the first GOP debate Aug. 6 make the cable network a more influential player in the campaign than ever before.

Fox has said it will allow only 10 candidates onto the stage, and it will choose them according to their standing in the five most recent national polls. Candidates who miss the cut are basically out of luck.

“That first debate is huge,” Republican strategist David Winston told me. “That's going to be a real sorting-out moment. Any candidate who can't get into the first debate will be at a significant disadvantage.”
As Liberals have been shouting into the abyss for as long as I can remember, Ailes and Hate Radio own the GOP, so it how could it come as a surprise that they would hold tryouts to see who gets to be in the gang.

Still where some see "disadvantage", other, more perceptive individuals see a once-in-a-decade opportunity.

Not too late to clever up MSNBC.


Anonymous said...


dinthebeast said...

Paul Wartenberg has a modest proposal on how to handle the GOP debates:

-Doug in Oakland