Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes sent a note to Fox News employees about recent revelations of DOJ investigations involving members of the press, including FNC correspondent James Rosen. “To be a Fox journalist is a high honor, not a high crime,” Ailes writes.
The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time. We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.
In an interview soon after Pres. Obama’s re-election in November, Ailes told us Fox News’s often chilly relationship with the Obama White House was “day-to-day.”
“I don’t mind praising the guy and I don’t mind questioning the guy.”
The full memo after the jump…