FOX Chief Roger Ailes on Jon Stewart: “I Can Get Him a Job… As a Stage Hand”
Classy, as always, leftist crank Jon Stewart kicked off his final week by ripping into FOX News–
“Adios, Mother F*ckers.”
During one segment this week Stewart did his best to eviscerate FOX News.
FOX News Chief Roger Ailes responded to the attacks saying he’s been after FOX News for years and “he never made a dent in us.”
Poor Jon Stewart.
“He’s been after us for years. Occasionally we pay attention. We think he’s funny. We never took it seriously and he never made a dent in us,” Ailes told The Hollywood Reporter after being contacted on Wednesday.
The Fox News chief added: “As he faces the end of his career, he’s beginning to wonder: ‘Is this as popular as I’m ever going to get? Is this as much power as I’ll ever have? The one person I could never get rid of was Roger Ailes. I tried. I did everything I could.’ This was all a plea to his lefty friends. I think he’s disappointed that he didn’t accomplish that goal, and we, of course, supplied him with half of his comedy. It’s just a matter of disappointment.”
During his show last week, Jon Stewart showed a clip of the Ingmar Bergman movie, The Seventh Seal, only he substituted Ailes for the Death character. Ailes told THR he hadn’t seen the segment, but he isn’t surprised at the vitriol aimed at him.
“He’s feeling unrewarded because Fox News beats him on the amount of money we make, on ratings and on popularity. I’m sure it’s very depressing when he sits home at night and worries about it. We never did,” Ailes said…
…“No. He can’t come over here. He would depress everyone,” Ailes said. “I could get him a job. Not on air. As a stage-hand.”
Ailes also took a jab at Stewart’s nascent career as a film director that began in 2014 with Rosewater, a drama about a journalist captured in Iran. The movie made just $3.1 million worldwide.
“Knowing him, he’ll direct movies with sort of a left-wing point of view, and America’s a terrible country,” said Ailes. “Somebody needs to tell him that 90 percent of what Hollywood puts out already does that. He’s going to have to find another niche.”