President Barack Obama is a divider, not a uniter. FOX News Chairman Roger Ailes says as much in a New Republic
"The president likes to divide people into groups," Ailes said. "He's too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. He is busy trying to get everybody to hate each other."
When really "we need to get along," Ailes added.
The New Republic piece isn't about an anti-Obama agenda by FOX. Rather it delves into the Republican Party's standing with Latino voters and FOX News' place in that issue.
"Hispanics who get on government programs are doing only a little better than they were in the old country," Ailes remarked. "Fox News Latino will show people how opportunities exist, that whenever we are overregulated, or there is too much government, we lose freedom. We lose power. That is, historically, one hundred percent true."
But Ailes's words about the president aren't likely to warm relations the network's frosty relationship with Team Obama. In 2009 then-White House communications Anita Dunn said of FOX, "It's opinion journalism masquerading as news."
Via The New Republic.