According to a new biography of Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief reportedly believes Newt Gingrich is a “prick,” VP Joe Biden is “dumb as an ashtray,” and President Obama is “lazy.” CNN panelist Van Jones took issue with the latter revelation, calling the comment “disgusting” and possibly a “racial charge.”
The biography, by Zev Chafets, quotes Ailes as saying that Obama “never worked a day in his life” and “never earned a penny that wasn’t public money.” He chided the president for playing golf and basketball so often while having to deal with important issues.
“He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that,” Ailes reportedly told the biographer.
On CNN, progressive commentator Jones reacted as such: “There’s a racial charge that some people find offensive.”
Of course, we know Ailes got that assessment from somewhere -- and I've got the tape.
This racist miscreant needs to be driven from public life for his racist declaration that the black man in the White House is lazy.