“My gratitude to you is boundless and if you think I have done any good here, imagine how it looked from this end as you donated $2 million to the National Association of Free Clinics and my dying father watched from his hospital bed, transcendentally comforted that his struggles were inspiring such overwhelming good for people he and I and you would never meet, but would always know. This may be the only television program wherein the host was much more in awe of the audience than vice-versa.”more info
source: goodbye to his audience in the last broadcast of Countdown, MSNBC, January 21, 2011.
medium: cable television news
notes: read the transcript here
“I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast.”more info
source: response to the shootings in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011 and our country’s tense political climate, in “Exclusive: Roger Ailes & Russell Simmons: Both Sides Are Wrong,” Global Grind, January 10, 2011.
“I do think that socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.”more info