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January 12, 2014


Ailes Blamed Christie for Romney's Defeat

The Huffington Post got an early copy of The Loudest Voice in the Room notes the book reports Fox News chief Roger Ailes blamed Gov. Chris Christie (R) for Mitt Romney's loss in the 2012 presidential election:

"Around 5 p.m. on Election Day 2012, Fox News chief Roger Ailes realized that Mitt Romney would not make it to the White House. 'Thank you, Chris Christie,' Ailes groused."

"Ailes was frustrated that the New Jersey governor appeared alongside President Barack Obama days earlier to survey the damage of Hurricane Sandy. When Ailes was told polling data suggested the incident hadn't hurt the Republican Party's chances, he responded: 'Well, hugging the guy couldn't help people feel good about Romney, either.'"












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