This in an interview with Russell Simmons, no less. Emphasis added.
Russell Simmons: One thing I am sick of…I really want to see the people govern this country. And I want to see the people on the Right’s voice be respected, and the people on the Left’s voice be respected.
Roger Ailes: That’s what should happen. You know, they’re using this thing…apparently there was a map from one of Palin’s things that had her (Congresswoman Giffords) targeted district. So, we looked at the internet and the first thing we found in 2007, the Democrat Party had a targeted map with targets on it for the Palin district. These maps have been used for for years that I know of. I have two pictures of myself with a bull’s-eye on my head. This is just bullshit. This goes on… both sides are wrong, but they both do it.
I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that.
Listen, I have a picture of Sarah Palin hanging from the end of a rope. They made a doll up like her and hung her.
Russell Simmons: Angry Left, angry Right…none of it’s good. We need to create a dialogue, which I’d like to be part of, that brings people together to have intellectual discussion on how to govern this country.