Fox News President Roger Ailes Lashes Out At “Weak-Kneed” Advertisers That Boycotted Glenn Beck
As previously reported, Glenn Beck’s advertiser troubles played a part in Fox News’ decision to cancel Beck’s show. What hasn’t gotten much attention is how Fox News’ President, Roger Ailes, characterized those advertisers.
More than 400 Fox advertisers told the company they did not want their commercials on Beck’s show. Beck’s advertisers were dominated by financial services firms, many touting gold as an investment.
“Advertisers who get weak-kneed because some idiot on a blog site writes to them and says we need to stifle speech, I get a little frustrated by that,” he said.
Given that many of these advertisers spend money elsewhere on Fox News, it’s a bit odd for Ailes to be attacking them this way.
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