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Roger Ailes Leads from the Front

By on 10.21.10 | 11:38PM

Hear, hear to Fox News CEO Roger Ailes! The man stands by his people when they're under fire.

NPR fires Juan Williams, so what does Ailes do? In a classy and well-timed move, he renews Williams' contract with Fox, raises Williams' salary, and publicizes the move with this commendable statement:

Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997. He's an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.

Ailes is the kind of guy you want to work for and follow into battle -- as I say, a class act. And, what's more, he understands, appreciates, and respects a free press, a free citizenry, and the First Amendment.

Well done, Sir -- and Semper Fi!

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