Head of Fox News Afraid of Gay Activists

By: Jackson Lourd
5.28.2011

Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, was so afraid of possible attacks from gay activists that he insisted on bombproof glass for his second-floor Manhattan office, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Ailes feared retaliation for his general opposition to gay rights and because he had broken up a protest by gay advocates of a Rudy Giuliani speech in 1989, when Ailes was working on Giuliani’s first campaign for mayor of New York City. Ailes had gone so far as to grab a demonstrator by the throat and shove him out the door.

After moving into his Fox News office when he joined the network in 1996, Ailes reportedly told a colleague, “They’ll be down there protesting. Those gays."

 

Roger_AilesX390Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, was so afraid of possible attacks from gay activists that he insisted on bombproof glass for his second-floor Manhattan office, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Ailes feared retaliation for his general opposition to gay rights and because he had broken up a protest by gay advocates of a Rudy Giuliani speech in 1989, when Ailes was working on Giuliani’s first campaign for mayor of New York City. Ailes had gone so far as to grab a demonstrator by the throat and shove him out the door.

After moving into his Fox News office when he joined the network in 1996, Ailes reportedly told a colleague, “They’ll be down there protesting. Those gays."

 

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