A biography about Fox News head Roger Ailes will be released later this year. It was written by Zev Chafets, who reportedly received “unprecedented access” to Ailes.
An excerpt from Chafets' book appeared in Vanity Fair on Wednesday, in which Ailes slammed President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Newt Gingrich.
“He’s a sore loser, and if he had won he would have been a sore winner. Newt’s a prick,” Ailes said of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
Ailes also falsely claimed that Obama had "never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money."
However, in 1993, Obama joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development. He was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then counsel from 1996 to 2004.
Ailes wrote: “Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that. I didn’t come up with that. Obama said that to Barbara Walters."
However, what Obama actually said was that he feels a laziness in himself that he attributes to his laid-back childhood in Hawaii.
Ailes said that he has a “soft spot” for Vice President Joe Biden, whom he called “dumb as an ashtray.”
Source: Vanity Fair