Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees

Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees

There are 6 comments on the www.foxnews.com story from May 25, 2013, titled Roger Ailes' letter to Fox employees. In it, www.foxnews.com reports that:

The recent news about the FBI's seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into question whether the federal government is meeting its constitutional obligation to preserve and protect a free press in the United States.

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“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#1 May 25, 2013
"We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a "co-conspirator" in a crime. I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone or email account to gather news or even call a friend or family member? Well, they shouldnít have done it. The administrationís 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."

People need to understand that this isn't a political battle. I, along with others, would be just as angry had Rachael Maddow been targeted.
I do not agree with her views yet she has a right to investigate and report her findings without harassment just as those at Fox do.
This is what keeps our Government in check, it works. This is the media's responsibility.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 May 26, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
"We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a "co-conspirator" in a crime. I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone or email account to gather news or even call a friend or family member? Well, they shouldnít have done it. The administrationís 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."
People need to understand that this isn't a political battle. I, along with others, would be just as angry had Rachael Maddow been targeted.
I do not agree with her views yet she has a right to investigate and report her findings without harassment just as those at Fox do.
This is what keeps our Government in check, it works. This is the media's responsibility.
True, freedom of the press like the right to bear arms, seems to be going down the tubes.
SSGT

Franklin, GA

#3 May 26, 2013
Obama is the most tyrannical president this nation has ever had. Any people who are vocal with their opposition are targeted. That makes Obama a worthless POS.
meo

United States

#4 May 29, 2013
Bush and Cheney did the same thing we just did not see it
Henry

United States

#5 May 29, 2013
Bush and Cheney cared less about the media, the media stayed on Bush his entire time waiting for him to mess up. That's what they are supposed to do.
Obama is a paranoid freak, he get a little heat from the press and cries like a baby.
I didn't like Bush but I knew the media would watch him like a hawk, the same cant be said for Obama.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#7 May 30, 2013
Henry wrote:
Bush and Cheney cared less about the media, the media stayed on Bush his entire time waiting for him to mess up. That's what they are supposed to do.
Obama is a paranoid freak, he get a little heat from the press and cries like a baby.
I didn't like Bush but I knew the media would watch him like a hawk, the same cant be said for Obama.
True, press scrutiny and even satire comes with the territory.

The President does not and cannot wheel and deal without the public reaction and commentary, given a voice by the free press.

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