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2013-05-20 09:11:45 AM
I don't see the problem here.

He did envision a hyper partisan press that promoted infotainment, opinion, and demagoguery and pretended it was "news"
 
2013-05-20 09:19:55 AM
Conservative Foundation gives award to conservative executive of a conservative news organization.

This constitutes news?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Foundation
 
2013-05-20 09:39:22 AM
FTA:  past recipients of of the Bradley Prize have included Fox News contributors Michael Barone, Paul Gigot, Bill Kristol, John Bolton, and Charles Krauthammer.
 
2013-05-20 10:07:50 AM
Look at the revenue generated and most corporate journalism media would have to agree.
 
2013-05-20 10:08:53 AM
You know who disputes Ailes' "visionary" status?

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2013-05-20 10:09:18 AM
Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.
 
2013-05-20 10:09:25 AM
Krauthammer. Just realized, great band name.
 
2013-05-20 10:13:08 AM
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A real journalist was sitting on this car seat when dynamite blew the floor and seat through his testes and rectum and up into his mid-section.

His name was Don Bolles and Roger Ailes and the rest of Fox News shouldn't be called journalists. He was murdered by leaders of Phoenix, Arizona.  Senator Barry Goldwater was involved in the murder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Bolles
 
2013-05-20 10:13:59 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: Krauthammer. Just realized, great band name.


Not many people know this, but it's also synonymous with "lowered standards of admission to graduate school".
 
2013-05-20 10:17:36 AM

calm like a bomb: symptomoftheuniverse: Krauthammer. Just realized, great band name.

Not many people know this, but it's also synonymous with "lowered standards of admission to graduate school".


Yeah, but that would be awkward and hard to fit on a t-shirt.
 
2013-05-20 10:18:24 AM

FlashHarry: FTA:  past recipients of of the Bradley Prize have included Fox News contributors Michael Barone, Paul Gigot, Bill Kristol, John Bolton, and Charles Krauthammer.


WOW.  Pretty much all you need to know.
 
2013-05-20 10:19:30 AM
Really? Making liberals outraged is like shooting free range fish in artisan barrel.
 
2013-05-20 10:20:01 AM
Pfft.  Anyone with money can come up with any award that they want.  That does not mean that the award has any merit.  After all, the Bradley Award is not like the Teen Choice Awards.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:07 AM

calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.


It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.
 
2013-05-20 10:23:01 AM
Well, it hasn't been announced yet, but the New York Post discovered the news from a dead teenage girl's phone they hacked.
 
2013-05-20 10:23:49 AM

Outrageous Muff: Really? Making liberals outraged is like shooting free range fish in artisan barrel.


I've always found it amusing how conservatives seem to equate "laughing at how dumb conservatives are" with "liberal outrage".
 
2013-05-20 10:24:30 AM
FTFA: Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is set to receive an award for "innovative thinkers" from one of the most influential conservative organizations in the United States.

Apparently influential conservative organizations don't even understand what the word 'innovative' means.

Protip to them: it doesn't mean, "cling to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence."
 
2013-05-20 10:25:41 AM

Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.

It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.


Truthfully, we get mad mostly because they won't let us be a member of their club.  Not even if we offer diamonds.
 
2013-05-20 10:27:02 AM

Trayal: Apparently influential conservative organizations don't even understand what the word 'innovative' means.

Protip to them: it doesn't mean, "cling to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence."


I think the innovation they are rewarding is "finding a large group of people who cling to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence and raping the shiat out of their wallets."
 
2013-05-20 10:27:08 AM

calm like a bomb: Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.

It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.

Truthfully, we get mad mostly because they won't let us be a member of their club.  Not even if we offer diamonds.


Hmmmmm...diamonds...I could get on board with that. Then I could afford to go clubbing...
 
2013-05-20 10:31:33 AM
Terrydatroll

calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.
It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.


Agree.
 
2013-05-20 10:32:52 AM
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He had a vision and saw the path to create Fox News in the flames.
Look to your sins, libs... for the night is dark and full of terrors.
 
2013-05-20 10:33:36 AM
Being given a journalism award for destroying journalism seems a bit odd.
 
2013-05-20 10:36:54 AM

cefm: Being given a journalism award for destroying journalism seems a bit odd.


Well, it is from a conservative 'think tank' so I don't think it means too much.
 
2013-05-20 10:37:35 AM
FTA: According to Media Matters, past recipients of of the Bradley Prize have included Fox News contributors Michael Barone, Paul Gigot, Bill Kristol, John Bolton, and Charles Krauthammer.

In a just and sane world, the only award John Bolton should be eligible to win is the McDonald's Foundation Excellence In Crew "DING! FRIES ARE DONE!" Prize.
 
2013-05-20 10:38:15 AM
While they were at it, did they also give him the C.M. Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence?

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2013-05-20 10:39:11 AM

Trayal: FTFA: Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is set to receive an award for "innovative thinkers" from one of the most influential conservative organizations in the United States.

Apparently influential conservative organizations don't even understand what the word 'innovative' means.

Protip to them: it doesn't mean, "cling to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence."


Well, this is where you don't understand that Ailes was very innovative in shaping cable political pseudo-journalism.  So influential that shows like the Stewart era The Daily Show have copied the format, though they are generally more upfront about the pseudo status of their journalism even if they take themselves just as seriously.

People demonize Fox News for "cling[ing] to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence" as if they care about the ideology.  Murdoch and Ailes want ratings, and they got them.  Find a market, feed the market, reap dollars.  It's the same thing Fox has done with regional sports networks and Seth MacFarlane TV shows.

Innovating thinker? Definitely, but he should be getting the award from the National Cable TV Association, not a conservative organization.
 
2013-05-20 10:39:54 AM
#1 Nothing but a conservative circle-jerk award.
#2 In all honesty, he does deserve credit.  He's gathered the bible pushers, racists, and potato pushers all together into a rather formidable political force.  I think it is vile that the award has the word journalist in it, but there is some irony in the doublespeak.
 
2013-05-20 10:45:40 AM
past recipients of of the Bradley Prize have included Fox News contributors Michael Barone, Paul Gigot, Bill Kristol, John Bolton, and Charles Krauthammer

Another Beauty Contest.
 
2013-05-20 10:49:03 AM

Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.

It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.

Truthfully, we get mad mostly because they won't let us be a member of their club.  Not even if we offer diamonds.

Hmmmmm...diamonds...I could get on board with that. Then I could afford to go clubbing...


The opinion that beats all others here belongs to Donald Trump - who should flush his hairpiece straight down the bid-et.
 
2013-05-20 10:50:22 AM
I was at the Liberty University graduation ceremony a few weeks ago.  They awarded one of those blond female newscasters from Fox with an award for "Truth in Journalism".

Note that it wasn't for excellency or objectivity in journalism, it was "Truth".
 
2013-05-20 10:51:32 AM

Rann Xerox: In a just and sane world, the only award John Bolton should be eligible to win is the McDonald's Foundation Excellence In Crew "DING! FRIES ARE DONE!" Prize.


That's selling him a bit short.  He'd also have a good shot at a "Most Wilford Brimley-like Mustache" contest.
 
2013-05-20 10:53:55 AM

hungryhungryhorus: I was at the Liberty University graduation ceremony a few weeks ago.  They awarded one of those blond female newscasters from Fox with an award for "Truth in Journalism".

Note that it wasn't for excellency or objectivity in journalism, it was "Truth".


I think the bigger question is how much fun did you make of the person you were there to see "graduate"?

/a degree from Liberty is just a slight improvement over one from ECPI
 
2013-05-20 11:00:43 AM

Citrate1007: #1 Nothing but a conservative circle-jerk award.
#2 In all honesty, he does deserve credit.  He's gathered the bible pushers, racists, people who believe 'The Flintstones' was a documentary, and potato pushers all together into a rather formidable political force.  I think it is vile that the award has the word journalist in it, but there is some irony in the doublespeak.


FTFM
 
2013-05-20 11:06:12 AM
Funny, seems to me that this is the one instance where Fox News snark seems out of place. They really have led the charge of journalists redrawing the line between hard news and punditry, to the point that they can be spinning the news as it happens. It may not be good for the country or society, but it certainly is visionary.
 
2013-05-20 11:06:40 AM

calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.


And "fair and balanced."  That was the critical selling point.  Many jackass quotes Fox by starting out, "I'm just trying to be fair, here..."
 
2013-05-20 11:10:30 AM

bhcompy: Trayal: FTFA: Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is set to receive an award for "innovative thinkers" from one of the most influential conservative organizations in the United States.

Apparently influential conservative organizations don't even understand what the word 'innovative' means.

Protip to them: it doesn't mean, "cling to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence."

Well, this is where you don't understand that Ailes was very innovative in shaping cable political pseudo-journalism.  So influential that shows like the Stewart era The Daily Show have copied the format, though they are generally more upfront about the pseudo status of their journalism even if they take themselves just as seriously.

People demonize Fox News for "cling[ing] to the same failed ideology tenaciously despite mountains of contrary evidence" as if they care about the ideology.  Murdoch and Ailes want ratings, and they got them.  Find a market, feed the market, reap dollars.  It's the same thing Fox has done with regional sports networks and Seth MacFarlane TV shows.

Innovating thinker? Definitely, but he should be getting the award from the National Cable TV Association, not a conservative organization.


Not inventive: taking the concept of talk radio and converting it to a television format.

Inventive:  branding the entire enterprise, where every show and report are framed in the same ideological way. He created a product that stands apart from damn near everything else on the airwaves. As soon as something is linked to Fox News, people know what to expect, like you know what to expect when going into a Wal-mart or when you go to dinner at Applebees. If you had Fox News on TV and covered up the Fox News symbol on the screen, people would still know it's Fox News when watching it. Fox News.
 
2013-05-20 11:11:01 AM
Want me to list the thousands and thousands of times the Big Four networks have screwed you with lies, deceit, inflammatory bullshiat, relentless propaganda and such utter jaw dropping silliness that makes even fallen angels say WTF?

Hatin' on Fox shows you're not paying attention.  They're all cogs in the machine.
 
2013-05-20 11:13:14 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Hatin' on Fox shows you're not paying attention.  They're all cogs in the machine.


And ebola is equivalent to a cold.
 
2013-05-20 11:17:16 AM

calm like a bomb: Rann Xerox: In a just and sane world, the only award John Bolton should be eligible to win is the McDonald's Foundation Excellence In Crew "DING! FRIES ARE DONE!" Prize.

That's selling him a bit short.  He'd also have a good shot at a "Most Wilford Brimley-like Mustache" contest.


Also known as the "What's Up, Tiger Lily 'My Moustache Will Eat Your Beard'" Award.
 
2013-05-20 11:19:58 AM

Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.

It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.


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2013-05-20 11:22:26 AM

GoodHomer: Not inventive: taking the concept of talk radio and converting it to a television format.


So Jack Webb bringing a radio series to television at a time when there was there was no precedent and prevailing wisdom was there was no market for it and no way to do it while at the same time establishing an entirely new genre of television wasn't inventive?
 
2013-05-20 11:24:51 AM
So, an organization that views "good" journalism as essentially a circle jerk, wants to award Ailes with $250,000 for being the best circle jerker in the world?

Yup. That's a heckuva honor...
 
2013-05-20 11:29:08 AM

ga362: Terrydatroll

calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.
It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.

Agree.


Aren't you contractually obligated to use the term "ditto?"
 
2013-05-20 11:33:30 AM
May I have a show of hands of all those who've heard of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation?
 
2013-05-20 11:39:13 AM

bhcompy: Innovating thinker? Definitely, but he should be getting the award from the National Cable TV Association, not a conservative organization.


This is a fair point, indirectly related to my original observation, though I didn't say it very well.  This is essentially an award celebrating a new and improved propaganda machine.
 
2013-05-20 11:42:57 AM

Nesher: Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Terrydatroll: calm like a bomb: Hate him or love him (the former for me), the guy did figure out that conservatives will sop up any old crap he could put out there as long as they were convinced FauxNews was a conservative network.

It's the most popular news program in America because they call a spade a spade. It's not that conservatives sop it up, it's more that liberals don't want to hear the truth. They want to be told a spade is a heart. Bunch of queens.

Truthfully, we get mad mostly because they won't let us be a member of their club.  Not even if we offer diamonds.

Hmmmmm...diamonds...I could get on board with that. Then I could afford to go clubbing...

The opinion that beats all others here belongs to Donald Trump - who should flush his hairpiece straight down the bid-et.


Cards.
 
2013-05-20 11:53:25 AM

hubiestubert: So, an organization that views "good" journalism as essentially a circle jerk, wants to award Ailes with $250,000 for being the best circle jerker in the world?

Yup. That's a heckuva honor...


They just haven't seen my wrist action.
 
2013-05-20 11:59:38 AM
If the Bradley Foundation wanted legitimacy, they should have awarded Ailes for his fine performance as "The Collector" in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."
 
2013-05-20 12:07:01 PM

bhcompy: GoodHomer: Not inventive: taking the concept of talk radio and converting it to a television format.

So Jack Webb bringing a radio series to television at a time when there was there was no precedent and prevailing wisdom was there was no market for it and no way to do it while at the same time establishing an entirely new genre of television wasn't inventive?


Old product with new adaptation (simply putting a camera on the talker rather than just a microphone). No, not terribly inventive.
 
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