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Roger Ailes Unhappy with Sarah Palin

According to Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes advised Sarah Palin not to comment on the tradgedy involving Gabrielle Giffords, and when she did anyway, espcially in her typical “take brain out of head, place brain on table, then speak” way, it angered Ailes:

Ailes was not pleased with her decision, which turned out to be a political debacle for Palin, especially her use of the historically loaded term “blood libel” to describe the actions of the media. ‘The Tucson thing was horrible,’ said a person familiar with Ailes’s thinking. ‘Before she responded, she was making herself look like a victim. She was winning. She went out and did the blood libel thing, and Roger is thinking, ‘Why did you call me for advice?’

If this is true, and Palin deliberately went against the advice of the man who not only pays her a hefty salary, but pulls major weight in the Republican party, FishbowlNY would like to welcome Ailes to our WTF Palin? Club, which was formed years ago. We have t-shirts. We’ll send you one.

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