Roger Ailes on Gawker: ‘Is That That Pornographic Website?’

By Alex Weprin 

Last night The Hollywood Reporter held its “35 Most Powerful” reception (more on that later) and among the attendees was Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

In a video interview on the red carpet, Ailes was asked about the Gawker “mole” (1:15 into the video):

“What is Gawker? Is that that pornographic website?” Ailes quipped, feigning ignorance. “I don’t care if they have a mole because we aren’t doing anything wrong, so it actually doesn’t matter.”

They hate me because I make money and I do it legitimately and that bothers them and they don’t like my politics, and that’s what’s good about America,” Ailes added.