Intro - Socialism & Roger Ailes

  • Aired:  05/29/12
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Jon recalls details from a meeting with Roger Ailes during the 2000 Republican Convention in Philadelphia. (4:17)

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>> Jon: HEY, EVERYBODY.

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

BOOM, WE'RE BACK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW".

I WANT TO SAY RIGHT OFF THE TOP U.S.S. ROOSEVELT BRINGING THE NICE PICTURES AND THE GUYS

BRINGING THE NICE THINGS AND SOME GUY FROM ENGLAND WHO -- I DON'T KNOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

HAS A DISEASED MIND.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WE'RE SO HAPPY TO BE BACK.

I'M JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT IS THE AUTHOR OF A GREAT NEW BOOK ON HOME GARDENING.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- ANYWAY, WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE THE FIRST LADY TONIGHT.

FIRST, REAL QUICK OFF THE TOP.

WE'VE BEEN OUT OF OFFICE TWO WEEKS.

WHEN I'M ON VACATION THE ONLY NEWS I KEEP UP IS THE LATEST.

OBVIOUSLY I READ THE HUFFINGTON POST MY ONE STOP SOURCE.

THE LATEST SCOOP INVOLVES MILEY CYRUS AND HER SIDE BOOB.

NEXT 20 THAT I CROSSING THIS STORY ABOUT HOW ROGER AILES SAID I ADMITTED TO HIM IN A BAR THAT

I'M A SOCIALIST.

NOW, I DIDN'T DOUBT THE STORY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I KNOW WATCHING FOX NEWS MAKES YOU MISINFORMED.

BUT RUNNING IT DOESN'T.

BUT I COULDN'T REMEMBER SO -- AND THIS IS TRUE, I CALLED HIM NOT ON THE PHONE.

I SAT IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR AND SAID HIS NAME THREE TIMES.

SO, SORRY.

NO.

HE CALLED ME BACK.

VERY GRACIOUS HE CALLED ME BACK.

ROGER AILES CALLED ME BACK AND REMINDED ME THAT 12 YEARS AGO WE MET IN PHILADELPHIA AT THE

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN A BAR AND THEN IT ALL CAME FLOODED BACK.

GREAT PARTY, ROGER AILES, THE HEAD OF FOX NEWS.

GREAT PARTY.

>> THANKS.

>> Jon: EVER TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE SOCIALISM?

JUST LOVE IT.

THE WHOLE REDISTRIBUTION.

>> LISTEN ANDY DICK JUST TOOK A (bleep) ON YOUR SUNDAE BAR.

HAVE A GOT NIGHT, OKAY.

>> I SHOULD GO TAKE CARE OF THAT.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT SEE YOU,

ROGER AILES, HEAD OF FOX NEWS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OH, YEAH, YOU KNOW, THE REAL QUESTION THERE, ONE, WHY DID I GO TO AN EYES WIDE SHUT ORGY

DRESSED AS YEEHAW ALBERT BROOKS?

[ LAUGHTER ]

IT CONCERNED TO ME I'M AN OLD AND UNATTRACTIVE MAN NOW.

REALLY.

AND TWO, WHY DIDN'T ROGER AILES MENTION WHEN HE ADMITTED TO ME BEFORE WHICH WAS -- AND

OBVIOUSLY IT'S BEEN A LOT OF YEARS AND I'M PARAPHRASING BUT I

THINK WHAT HE SAID TO ME ONCE WAS JON, DID I EVER TELL YOU THAT I, ROGER AILES, PLAN TO

UNDERMINE THE ROLE OF AN INDEPENDENT PRESIDENT.

WHILE AT THE SAME TIME --

[ LAUGHTER ]

FILLING THE EDITORIAL VACUUM THAT THAT CREATES BY FILLING THE PROPAGANDA JUGGERNAUT FROM THE

GUYS AT A NEWS ORGANIZATION.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HE SAID TO ME, HE GOES, JON, I'M GOING TO CALL THE ORGANIZATION

FOX NEWS AND IT'S TAG LINE WILL BE -- YOU'RE GOING TOLL LOVE THIS -- A FANATICALLY MICRO

MANAGED FIVE DOM WHERE MY OWN PERSONAL AGENDA DRIVE EVERY ASPECT OF THE OPERATION AND BALANCE.

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