Where Have I Heard That Before?

By Brian 

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Roger Ailes, Oct. 2006: “American audiences are slowly coming around, because of the terrorism attacks, to the appreciation of more foreign news, and we need to do more of that.”

Jon Klein, Jan. 2005: “Ever since Sept. 11, the demand for global news has soared… Our network is uniquely qualified and positioned to satisfy that demand with an international news operation that runs round the clock.”

Roger Ailes, Oct. 2006: “Maybe it’s time to cut down on political coverage. People are sick and tired of everybody arguing and fighting over politics and they’d sort of like to get something moving down the field.”

Jon Klein, Jan. 2005: Klein cancels Crossfire. “I doubt that when the president sits down with his advisers they scream at him to bring him up to date on all of the issues. I don’t know why we don’t treat the audience with the same respect.”

Roger Ailes, Oct. 2006: “We’ve probably had a few too many missing blond women.”

Jon Klein, Aug. 2005: “In early July, Mr. Klein pulled CNN’s correspondent out of Aruba and dropped the subject from most CNN shows in the absence of new developments,” the NYT notes. Klein says it’s being covered by others because “it’s easy and it’s brainless.”