Fox News Chief Says President Obama is Lazy, and Obama Happens to Agree
Roger Ailes, the boss over at Fox News, likely has some sour grapes toward President Barack Obama. After all, his team of “highly qualified” analysts totally got it wrong during the last election, when his best people predicted a Mitt Romney landslide win. So, in light of those conditions, it’s easy to see why Ailes might have some choice words for the president.
Ailes gave strong opinions about many leading political figures during a recent speech, including President Obama, Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The conversations came during recorded meetings with his biographer.
The coming book, “Roger Ailes: Off Camera” has excerpts published, during which Ailes threw some nasty slurs at Obama, including calling him “lazy.”
Ailes made his comments in response to a comment by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who stated that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life.”
Here’s what Ailes had to say:
“Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life,” Ailes said. “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. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.”
But to Ailes defense, he did say that President Obama admitted this himself.
“I didn’t come up with that. Obama said that, to Barbara Walters,” Ailes told his biographer.
During an interview with ABC, Obama was asked about “the trait you most deplore in yourself.”
“Laziness,” the president said. He then went on to say that, “there is a deep down, underneath all the work that I do, I think there’s a laziness in me. It’s probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii and it’s sunny outside, and sitting on the beach.”
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