Head of Fox News makes fun of Soledad O'Brien's name

Roger Ailes

Fox News chief Roger Ailes made fun of Soledad O'Brien's name in a Q&A at a speech at UNC... or, at least, that's what everyone is saying. Specifically, he randomly called Soledad O'Brien, "the girl that's named after a prison," a statement that, at least for me, raises more questions than answers. 

For instance, is that even an insult? Or just a less than flattering comparison? Does it have to be a slur, since Soledad is half Cuban and Ailes is white? If Soledad called Roger "that douchebag named after a pirate flag," would anyone care?

And then there's the bigger question: why? It's clearly not true — people don't name their kids after prisons. Is it that, in some strange part of his lizard brain, Ailes can't stand all the negative press being given to Hilary Rosen (who, if you read the news, you might know as "that crazed lesbian who completely destroyed the Democratic Party and Obama's political future")? Like, he knew he should be happy, but he felt perversely jealous, not being at the center of the latest "scandalous" lamestream clusterfuck?

Of course, it turns out that Soledad O'Brien's parents didn't name her after a prison; they named her after the Virgin Mary, because they met each other at Mass. You know, samesies. 

In order to ensure we'd have a diversity of talking points, Ailes also said he'd never hire Newt Gingrich, and defended Fox News' "alternative point of view" by telling the audience not to wet their pants over it, like a bunch of big fat real-fact-demanding babies

Commentarium (10 Comments)

Apr 13 12 - 3:10pm

By "alternate point of view" I take it he means "alternate reality". Sounds like what Ailes needs is a proper rogering.

Apr 13 12 - 4:17pm
mr. man

super asshole.

Apr 13 12 - 4:53pm
Rex Merritt

Soledad O'Brien? Sounds like a good American name to me. Unlike Roger Ailes.

Apr 13 12 - 5:32pm

Liberals are as obsessed with Fox News as Jerry Falwell was obsessed with Playboy!

If you don't like it, "turn the channel" ... but you keep watching because JUST LIKE
Falwell, who wanted to see nudity, you WANT to hear some conservative views!

Apr 13 12 - 11:53pm

It's important for one to receive and understand a variety of views in order to form a more rounded opinion of their world. Liberals can, and should, watch Fox News just as Conservatives can, and should, watch MSNBC. If you see something that seems unfair or unjust, you should speak up, and not feel the need to be silenced just because you can turn the channel.

Apr 14 12 - 12:25pm


Apr 14 12 - 8:02pm

There's not point in watching MSNBC, its drivel.
A better alternative is something like Pravda which is afraid of calling out O-dummya on foreign police.

Apr 15 12 - 9:55am

O-dummya? The party that rebranded the estate tax the "death tax" and somehow made everyone start calling rich people "job creators" must be able to do better than that!

Apr 15 12 - 10:17am
Ben, Ben, Ben

That's the best *you* can do? Wow. Just wow.

And pro-abortion is pro-choice. And if I hear the left brand anything else as "common sense" I'll go postal.

Apr 14 12 - 12:48am

Reminds me of an insult from 7th grade: You're so ugly, they named a train station after you. You know what they called it? The "Ugly Station."