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  •  That Regan has a tape in her possession (18+ / 0-)

    of Ailes telling her to lie to federal investigators is pretty damning.

    Even more damning?  The evidence of a broad conspiracy to defame Regan, falsely accusing her of making an anti-Semitic remark and organizing a whispering campaign about her.

    Then News Corporation said Ms. Regan had been fired because she made an anti-Semitic remark to a Jewish HarperCollins lawyer, Mark H. Jackson, in describing the internal campaign to fire her as a “Jewish cabal.”

    In her suit in 2007, Ms. Regan said the book controversies had been trumped up and the anti-Semitic remark invented to discredit her, should she ever speak out about Mr. Kerik in ways that would harm Mr. Giuliani’s image. The new court documents expand upon that charge and link it to Mr. Ailes.

    Mr. Redniss wrote in an affidavit that Ms. Regan told him that Mr. Ailes sought to brand her as promiscuous and crazy.

    “Regan believed that Ailes and News Corp. subsidiary Fox News had an interest in protecting Giuliani’s bid for the U.S. presidency,” he wrote.

    As part of the financial settlement, News Corp. publicly retracted the anti-Semitism allegation.

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    by litho on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 11:06:32 AM PST

    •  That tape saved her a lot of pain. (6+ / 0-)

      Then again, she knew the pond scum she was dealing with since she actively promoted that shit.

    •  My God. How any human being... (4+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, TomP, elwior, msdrown

      ...believes that Fox News does anything other than chase the dollar...I just don't get how Fox News viewers see the world.

      "If you think the other side is EVIL, you're part of the problem." -Chris Matthews

      by malharden on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 11:26:15 AM PST

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    •  And NYS is a one-party state (1+ / 0-)
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      elwior

      Meaning that you don't have to tell the other party that you're recording them for it to be lawful to do so, and the recording is admissable. If she has this recording and he said this, then Ailes could be in a shitload of legal trouble.

      I don't know if DoJ is compelled to investigate this and subpoena the tape, but I'm hoping that they are and they will. She could always claim that there is no tape, but then SHE would then be lying to the FBI, if it exists.

      "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...Mankind are forever destined to be the dupes of bold & cunning imposture" --Alexander Hamilton

      by kovie on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 01:21:35 PM PST

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