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Fox News Head Feared Gay Attack

Fox News Head Feared Gay Attack


Fox News head Roger Ailes insisted on bombproof glass for his second-floor Manhattan office because he feared attacks by gay activists, according to a new profile of Ailes by Rolling Stone.

Ailes feared retaliation for his general opposition to gay rights and because he had broken up a protest by gay advocates of a Rudy Giuliani speech in 1989, when Ailes was working on Giuliani's first campaign for mayor of New York City. Ailes had gone so far as to grab a demonstrator by the throat and shove him out the door, Rolling Stone reports.

When he moved into his Fox News office after joining the network in 1996, he reportedly told a colleague, "They'll be down there protesting. Those gays."

Read the full profile here.

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