January 15, 2014 - Gabriel Sherman

  • 01/15/2014

America gets its own commercial, college athletes struggle with literacy, a sex scandal rocks France, and Gabriel Sherman talks "The Loudest Voice in the Room."

>> HEY, LOOK AT THAT.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT,EVERYBODY, GOOD TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)IT CAME TO PASS, SIT DOWN,

EVERYBODY.

IT CAME TO PASS, THE PEOPLECRIED OUT FOR FREEDOM AND IT

WAS MY NAME.

NATION, YOU WATCH THIS SHOW,I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT

AMERICA IS THE GREATEST,BEST COUNTRY GOD EVER GAVE

MAN ON THE FACE OF THISEARTH.

UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE LIKE AROCK IT GIVES YOU WINGS, USA,

NUMBER ONE.

THIS IS WHY FRANKLY I'MDISGUSTED THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION AND USATOURISM HAVE TEAMED UP TO

BEG FOR THE WORLD'S APPROVALIN THIS NEW AD ♪ LAND OF

DREAM ♪♪ FREEDOM AND FIND YOUR LAND OF

DREAMS ♪♪ COME AND FIND YOUR LAND OF

DREAMS ♪♪.

>> MULTIRACIAL BAND, HINDUFESTIVALS, WHAT KIND OF AD

FOR AMERICA IS THAT?

WHERE ARE THE TODDLER PAGEANTS?

WHERE ARE THE GUNS?

WHERE IS THE LAP BANDSURGERY?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)GREAT CAMPAIGN, OBAMA.

WHEN I'M PUSHING MY WAYTHROUGH TIMES SQUARE I

ALWAYS THINK WHY CAN'T WEHAVE MORE DRUNK EURO TEENS

TAKING PHOTOS WITH A CRUSTYBOOTLEG ELMO?

BESIDES, AMERICA DOES NOTNEED A COMMERCIAL.

IT MAKES US SEEM DESPERATELIKE JAMAICA OR THE

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OFSANDALS.

AND IF YOU ARE'S GOING TOMAKE A TOURISM AD IT SHOULD

LOOK LIKE THIS.

AMERICA, COME OR DON'T.

WE DON'T GIVE A [BLEEP](CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WE DON'T GIVE A [BLEEP](CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

AND I HAVEN'T EVEN SHOWN YOUTHE WORST PART OF THE

PATHETIC GOVERNMENT BEGFEST.

♪ LAND OF DREAMS♪♪ COME FIND YOUR LAND OF

DREAMS ♪

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, ALLRIGHT, JIM, FREEZE IT RIGHT

THERE.

(LAUGHTER)OKAY.

DID THEY REALLY HAVE TOREVEAL TO THE WORLD THAT

EVERYONE IN AMERICA PARAGLIDESWHILE AN EAGLE LANDS ON THEIR

ARM?

THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ASECRET.

NOW EVERY TOMAS, DOLF ANDJORGE ARE GOING TO WANT IN.

THE LINES AT EAGLE ARMCANYON ARE GOING TO BE

INSANE.

(LAUGHTER)I JUST KNOW THE NEXT TIME I

GO PARAHAWKING WHICH ISTONIGHT, BY THE WAY, ALL THE

GOOD BIRDS WILL BE TAKEN,I'LL BE STUCK WITH A CHICKEN.

>> WELL, WELL I GUESS-- ATLEAST THEY DIDN'T BLOW THE

COVER ON OUR OTHER NATIONALPAST TIME, WHITEWATER

RAFTING WHILE SPOONING AJAGUAR.

WELL, FOLKS, AS YOU KNOW, IDEDICATED ALL OF LAST

NIGHT'S SHOW EXCLUSIVELY TOSPORTS.

BUT THERE'S LOTS OF OTHERTHINGS TO TALK ABOUT.

THIS IS THE SPORT REPORT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, FOLKS, I AM A HUGE

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, FOLKS, I AM A HUGE

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, FOLKS, I AM A HUGE

FAN OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

IT'S GOT ALL THE GRACE ANDATHLETICISM OF PRO FOOTBALL

BUT THE PLAYERS DON'T MAKEANY MONEY.

THEY'RE IN IT FOR THE LOVEOF NOT GETTING PAID.

I HAVE NO INTEREST IN JADEDPROFESSIONAL WHO DO THINGS

FOR MONEY.

SAME REASON I JUST DON'TENJOY WATCHING PEOPLE PICK

COTTON ANY MORE.

BUT A TERRIFYING, TERRIFYINGNEW ENEMY IS THREATENING TO

DESTROY OUR BELOVED COLLEGESPORTS.

EDUCATION.

>> THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHCAROLINA IS NOT JUST AN

ATHLETIC POWERHOUSE WITHDEDICATED FANS.

IT'S ALSO A TOP TIERACADEMIC INSTITUTION.

BUT ONE ACADEMIC COUNSELORTHERE WHO SPENT YEARS

TUTORING STUDENT ATHLETESSAYS TOO MANY OF THEM CAN'T

EVEN READ.

>> THEY'RE LEAVING HERE,WITHOUT AN EDUCATION.

>> WILLINGHAM FOUND THAT 8%WERE READING BELOW A FOURTH

GRADE LEVEL AND 60% WEREREADING BETWEEN A 4th AND

8th GRADE READING LEVEL.

>> WE MAY AS WELL JUST GOOVER TO GLENWOOD ELEMENTARY

RIGHT OFF THE STREET ANDJUST LET ALL THE FOURTH

GRADERS COME HERE.

>> Stephen: WHY, HOW FASTCAN THEY RUN THE 40?

(LAUGHTER)CAN THEY REALLY TAKE A HIT?

OKAY.

FOLKS, THIS COUNSELORWILLINGHAM HERE CLAIMS

THEY'RE RIPPING OUR STUDENTATHLETES OFF.

>> THE SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENTIS OFTEN FRAUDULENT.

WE PROMISE AN EDUCATION INEXCHANGE FOR TALENTS.

AND THAT'S NOT WHAT WE AREPROVIDING FOR MANY OF THESE

YOUNG PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: FRAUDULENT, COMEON.

UNC IS FULFILLING ITS END OFTHE BARGAIN.

YOU PLAY FOOTBALL AND INEXCHANGE YOU GET A DIPLOMA

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT IS WHATIT IS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T READ

IT BUT TRUST THEM IT SAYSTHAT YOU CAN.

AND THIS WHOLE WE OWESTUDENTS AN EDUCATION RACKET

IS A THREAT TO SOMETHINGMUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN KIDS'

FUTURES: PRESENT-DAY MONEY.

BECAUSE COLLEGE SPORTS IS AN$8 BILLION INDUSTRY ROUGHLY

THE SIZE OF THE NFL.

AND IF COLLEGE ATHLETES LEARNMATH THEY'LL BE ABLE TO

CALCULATE THAT THEIR SHAREOF THAT MONEY IS 0%.

AND THE BIG BOYS.

BESIDES, KNOWLEDGE IS APRECIOUS THING.

IT'S A WASTE TO STUFF ITINTO A FOOTBALL PLAYER'S

SKULL WHEN IT IS JUST GOINGTO GET ALL SCRAMBLED OUT ON

THE FIELD.

NOW SPEAKING OF COLLEGEFOOTBALL, FOLKS, PRO

FOOTBALL, IT'S THE NFLPLAY-OFFS EVERYONE IS

BRINGING THEIR A GAME.

THE FAST GUYS WHO DO THECATCH BALL, THE HUGE FELLAS

WHO PUSH THE SMALLER GUYSAND THE STRIPEY DANCERS WHO

DO THE YMCA.

NICE TO SEE THEY MADE THEPLAY-OFFS AGAIN THIS YEAR.

AND AS ALWAYS, WE'RE SEEINGSOME OUTSTANDING

PERFORMANCES FROM THE TRUEHEROES OF THE NFL, THE

ADVERTISERS.

>> TRUE FANS KNOW ALL THEPLAYERS HAVE THE OFFICIAL

SOFT DRINK OF THE NFL.

GATORADE THE OFFICIAL SPORTSDRINK, X BOX ONE THE

OFFICIAL CONSOLE,BRIDGESTONE THE OFFICIAL

TIRE OF THE NFL AND EARLIERTHIS YEAR, SABRA HUMMUS

BECAME THE OFFICIAL DIP OFTHE NFL.

YEAH.

IT'S PRETTY EXCITING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)IT'S PRETTY EXCITING.

THEY'RE ALREADY GRINDING THECHICK PEAS FOR THE CELEBRATORY

HUMMUS DUMP.

FOLKS, THERE IS A REASON THENFL TAKES CORPORATE

PARTNERSHIPS SO SERIOUSLY.

IN FACT, THERE ARE 1.2BILLION REASONS BECAUSE

THAT'S HOW MUCH IT COSTS TOMAKE BUD LIGHT THE NFL'S

OFFICIAL BEER WHICH ISACTUALLY A PRETTY FAIR PRICE

FOR OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZINGARE BUD LITE AS A BEER.

(APPLAUSE)I LOVE THIS SPONSORSHIP.

FOLKS, I LOVE THISPARTNERSHIP AND SO DOES ONE

OF THE GAME'S BIGGEST STARSBECAUSE HERE'S WHAT BRONCOS

QUARTERBACK PEYTON MANNINGSAID AFTER HIS TEAM'S WIN ON

SUNDAY.

>> WHAT IS ON MY MIND IS HOWSOON I CAN GET A BUD LITE IN

MY MOUTH AFTER THE GAME.

PRIORITY NUMBER ONE.

>> FOLKS, I BELIEVE THISJUST MIGHT BE THE GREATEST

ACT OF SPORTS ADJACENTCORPORATE PROMOTION SINCE

LOU GEHRIG'S TEARFULFAREWELL.

>> TODAY I CONSIDER MYSELFTHE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE

OF THE EARTH.

AND A IT'S ALL THANKS TOBRILL CREAM, A LITTLE DAB

WILL DO YOU.

>> PAYTON MANNING YOU KEEPUP THE GOOD WORK.

REMEMBER, AS THE GREAT VINCELOMBARDI ONCE SAID WINNING

ISN'T EVERYTHING,-- I'MLOVING IT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY,THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOLKS,

YOU KNOW LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, I HAVE MADE THIS

CLEAR SINCE DAY ONE OF THIS SHOW

I AM ABSOLUTELY NO FAN OF

THE FRENCH.

SURE THEY GAVE US THE STATUEOF LIBERTY BUT BIG DEAL, WE

ALREADY HAD ONE IN VEGAS.

BUT THE RECENT BEHAVIOR OFTHEIR PRESIDENT HAS SACRE

BLOWN MY MIND.

SO TONIGHT HE IS MY ALPHADOG OF THE WEEK.

OR TECHNICALLY HE IS MY CHIENALPHA DE LA SEMAINE

>> LE WOOF.

>> NATION, I THOUGHT YOUCOULDN'T TOP BERLUSCONI'S

BUNGA BUNGAPARTIES BUT HOLLONDE HAS DONE

THE IMPOSSIBLE, HE HAS TAKENIT TO THE THIRD BUNGA

THE SEX SCANDALAROUND THE PRESIDENT OF

FRANCE.

>> THE PRESIDENT IS HAVINGAN AFFAIR WITH AN ACTRESS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

THE PRESIDENT WAS CAUGHTCREME BRULEE-ING ANOTHER

WOMAN AND IT'S NOT EVEN THEFIRST TIME.

FOR OVER 30 YEARS FRANK HEREWAS BUTTERING HIS BAGUETTE

WITH FELLOW SOCIALISTPOLITICIAN ROYALLE, BONJOUR

MADAM.

THEY WERE FRANCE'SULTIMATE POWER COUPLE LIKE

BILL AND HILLARY ONLYSLIGHTLY LESS SOCIALIST.

NOW DESPITE THEIR HAVINGFOUR CHILDREN TOGETHER, THEY

NEVER GOT MARRIED.

HOLLANDE CLARELY CAN'T COMMIT,NOT EVEN TO WHAT COUNTRY

HE'S NAMED AFTER.

BUT -- FOLKS-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NAPOLEON BONER-PART DID NOTSTOP THERE.

IN 2007 AFTER ROYALLE LOSTTHE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HE

STARTED SNIFFING AROUND FORSOME-- JOURNALIST VALERIE

TRIERWEILER.

OH, MAIS OUI, WHO AFTERHOLLANDE WAS ELECTED

PRESIDENT BECAME FRANCE'SFIRST LADY EVEN THOUGH AGAIN

THEY WERE NEVER MARRIED.

APPARENTLY THE FIRST LADY OFFRANCE IS THE LAST PERSON

THE PRESIDENT SLEPT WITH.

NOW TO PUT THAT INTO BYSPEBLT-- PERSPECTIVE FOR A

FEW MONTHS IN 1998 OUR FIRSTLADY WOULD HAVE BEEN MONICA

LEWINSKY.

NOW-- NOW LEWINSKY FANS HERETONIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, NOW SOME WOULD BESATISFIED WITH MAKING THE

PUBLIC ACCEPT ONE MISTRESSBUT LAST WEEK IT WAS

REVEALED THAT HOLLANDE ISDOING IT WITH

FRENCH ACTRESSJULIE GAYET. OU EST LA

BIBLIOTEQUE. AND REMEMBER,FOLKS, HOLLANDE LOOKS LIKE HE

COULD BE RINGING BELLS ATNOTRE DAME.

NOW-- THE PRESIDENT OFFRANCE LIVES IN A PALACE

SURROUNDED BY SECURITY.

BUT THIS PUPPY LE PEWFOUND THE DOGGIE DOOR.

>> PICTURED ARRIVING AT THEDOOR OF THIS PARIS APARTMENT,

FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY AHELMETED MAN ON THE BACK OF

A MOTOR SCOOTER.

THE FRENCH PRESIDENT IN AFEEBLE DISGUISE IDENTIFIED

BY HIS SHOES.

>> THEY ARE REPORTING THEPARENT WHERE HOLLANDE

PERSONALLY SPENT TIME WITHHIS MISTRESS IS LINKED TO

THE MAFIA.

>> Stephen: OH, YOU NOT WANTTO MESS WITH THE FRENCH MAFIA.

OH, THEY WILL SILENCE YOUFOREVER IN AN INVISIBLE BOX.

BUT FOLKS, FOLKS, THISBRUSHED OFF THE CONCERN

ASSURING THE PUBLIC HE WASALWAYS SAFE.

>> MY SECURITY IS GUARANTEEDEVERYWHERE AND AT ALL TIMES.

WHEN IT'S PRIVATE IT'S ALIGHTER PROTECTION BUT

EVERYWHERE I'M PROTECTED.

>> Stephen: SEE, HE HADPLENTY OF PROTECTION.

>> NEW REPORTS OF MISTRESSOF THE FRENCH PRESIDENT IS

PREGNANT.

>> Stephen: OKAY, MAYBE ALITTLE MORE PROTECTION WOULD

HAVE BEEN NICE.

NOW-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: NOW REMEMBERREMEMBER HE STILL HASN'T

BROKEN UP WITH THE FIRSTMISTRESS HERE WHO I GOT TO

SAY IS NOT TAKING THIS WELL.

>> HIS LONG-TERM PARTNERFRANCE'S FIRST LADY VALERIE

IN HOSPITAL SAID TO BESUFFERING LE BLUES. WHAT THE

FRENCH CALL A SLEEP CUREIN BY SHE IS KEPT SEDATED

UNTIL SHE FEELS BETTER.

>> Stephen: YES.

JUST KEPT SEDATED UNTIL SHEFEELS BETTER.

OR UNTIL THE LEECHES BALANCEHER HUMORS.

THERE IS YOUR SOCIALIZEDMEDICINE, FOLKS.

ALL OF THIS HAS COMPROMISEDHOLLANDE'S TRIP TO THE UNITED

STATES.

>> TODAY FRANCOIS HOLLANDESIDESTEPPED A SIMPLE

QUESTION, WHO IS THE FIRSTLADY.

>> THE PRESIDENT HOLLANDPROMISED HIS LOVE LIFE WOULD

BE SORTED OUT BY THE TIME HEVISITS WASHINGTON.

WHICH GIVES HIM LESS THAN AMONTH TO DECIDE WHO WILL BE

HIS FIRST LADY.

>> OH, YOU KNOW, HE SHOULD

JUST MAKE IT LIKE THE BACHELOR,HAVE A ROSE CEREMONY IN THE

WHITE HOUSE ROSE GARDEN,WILL IT BE THE CURRENT FIRST

LADY, HIS NEW SECOND FIRSTLADY OR MORE LIKELY WILL

THIS ALPHA DOG GET DRY HUMPING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: SO FRANCOIS

HOLLANDE FOR BEING THE BESTIN BREEDER, YOU, SIR, ARE MY

CHIEN ALPHA DE LA SEMAINE WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT

IS THE EDITOR FROM "NEWYORK" MAGAZINE, HIS NEW BOOK

IS YOU CALLED THE LOUDESTVOICE IN THE ROOM.

EITHER THE BOOK IS ABOUT MEOR I WASN'T IN THE ROOM.

PLEASE WELCOME GABRIELSHERMAN.

THANK YOU FOR COMING ON.

>> GOOD TO BE HERE.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT,COULDN'T BE BOTHERED TO WEAR

A TIE. KEEPING IT CASUAL.

OKAY, YOU'RE A CONTRIBUTINGEDITOR TO "NEW YORK"

MAGAZINE AND YOUR WORK HASALSO APPEARED IN THE NEW

YORK TIMES, OBVIOUSLY YOU'VEESTABLISHED YOUR

CONSERVATIVE CREDENTIALS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR FAIRAND BALANCED BOOK ABOUT

ROGER AILES, THE FOUNDER ANDCHAIRMAN OF FOX NEWS.

>> OKAY.

I HAVE SOURCES AT FOX NEWS,OKAY.

I GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS OVERTHERE.

ONE OF MY SOURCES TALKED TOME TODAY AND THIS PERSON

SAYS YOU'RE NOT A GOOD GUY.

DEFEND YOURSELF, ARE YOU AGOOD GUY?

>> WERE THEY ON THE RECORD.

>> Stephen: NO.

>> THEY WERE FOR ME, NOT FORYOU.

>> I'M A GOOD GUY.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE A GOODGUY.

>> I'M A REPORTER.

I COVERED MEDIA AND AILES ISTHE BIGGEST STORY IN MEDIA,

HE CREATED A POWERHOUSE,TWICE THE RATINGS THAT CNN

AND NBC DOES, HIS CHANNELSGENERATE A BILLION DOLLARS

OF PROFITS.

>> Stephen: THAT IS A LOT OFLUBRICATED CATHETER ADS.

SO IF YOU COVER MEDIA THISIS THE BIGGEST STORY, HE HAS

CREATED A PHENOMENON INAMERICAN CULTURE.

>> Stephen: BUT THIS IS AHIT JOB.

THIS IS WHAT MY SOURCES TELLME THIS IS A HIT JOB, OKAY

IS IT A HIT JOB.

>> IT'S NOT A HIT JOB.

>> Stephen: THEN SAYSOMETHING POSITIVE, PROVE

THAT YOU'RE NOT JUST DOING AHATCHET JOB ON ROGER AILES,

SAY SOMETHING POSITIVE ANDNICE ABOUT ROGER AILES THAT

IS IN THE BOOK.

>> WELL, FOX NEWS IS AFAMILY.

THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FORAILES LOVE HIM.

I MEAN HE IS A CHARISMATICLEADER.

WHEN HE WENT TO WORK FOR NBCTO FOX NEWS IN 1996, MORE

THAN 80 PEOPLE FOLLOWED HIMOUT THE DOOR.

THEY WERE RUSHING TO GO WORKFOR THE GUY.

AILES CALLED AN EXECUTIVE ATNBC AND SAID IT IS A JAILBREAK.

THESE GUYS COULDN'T LEAVEFAST ENOUGH TO GO WORK FOR

HIM.

SO HE IS A CHARISMATICLEADER.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, THANKYOU FOR COMING BY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE-- EVIDENTLY WE HAVE

MORE TIME, EVIDENTLY WE HAVEMORE TIME.

OKAY.

CHARISMATIC LEADER.

BUT YOU ALSO SAY HE'S ABULLY.

THAT HE'S VINDICTIVE.

IF HE IS A BULLY ANDVINDICTIVE WHY DO PEOPLE

LOVE HIM?

BECAUSE THEY LOVE HIM.

>> THEY LOVE AND THEY FEARHIM.

YOU KNOW, ONE EXECUTIVE TOLDME IN A MEETING-- .

>> Stephen: WHAT IS THEDIFFERENCE.

>> WELL, LOVE, HATE.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> ONE EXECUTIVE TOLD ME INA MEETING THAT THE TOP GUYS

HOPE THAT THE T-REX WON'TSEE THEM.

THEY HOPE HE DOESN'T CALL ONTHEM IN A MEETING BECAUSE HE

IS SO VOLATILE THAT THEYDON'T WANT TO BE SINGLED OUT

IN FRONT OF HIM.

AND SO THAT HE ISCHARISMATIC,

LARGER-THAN-LIFE, CITIZENKANE LIKE FIGURE WHICH IS

GREAT TO WORK FOR BUT IT ISALSO TERRIFYING.

>> Stephen: HOW MUCH TIMEDID YOU SPEND

INTERVIEWING ROGER AILES,WAS HE A GOOD GUY, DID YOU

LIKE SPENDING ALL THAT TIMEWITH HIM.

>> HE DID NOT WANT TOPARTICIPATE IN THIS BOOK.

>> Stephen: THEN HOW DO YOUKNOW WHAT HE'S LIKE? YOU

DON'T KNOW. THIS IS ALL JUSTCONJECTURE AND HEARSAY. YOU

KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MY FRIENDROGER.

>> I WENT OUT AND SPENTTHREE YEARS INTERVIEWING

MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE TO GETA NUANCED AND FULL PORTRAIT.

>> Stephen: BUT WHY DID YOUDO THAT, DIDN'T YOU LEARN

ANYTHING FROM FOX NEWS, YOUDECIDE WHAT YOU WANT THE

STORY TO BE AND JUST ONLYTALK TO THE PEOPLE WHO WILL

SUPPORT IT.

(APPLAUSE)>> I WISH JOURNALISM WAS

THAT EASY.

>> Stephen: NO, NOTJOURNALISM, JUST TALKING

ABOUT BOOKS. NOW HE IS FAMOUSLY,THE RUMOR IS THAT

ROGER, I DON'T THINK THIS ISFAIR BUT THE HUMAN

RUMOR IS THAT ROGER ISKIND OF A VINDICTIVE GUY.

YOU CROSS HIM AND IT'S GOTIME, ALL RIGHT.

HE WILL DESTROY YOU.

ARE YOU AFRAID?

ARE YOU AFRAID THAT HE WILLMAKE YOUR LIFE A LIVING HELL?

AND AM I AFRAID THAT YOUHAVE DRAGGED ME INTO YOUR

DEATH SPIRAL BY BEING ON THESHOW?

ARE WE AFRAID?

>> NO I'M NOT AFRAID.

I HAVE BEEN ATTACKED, OKAY,RELENTLESSLY ON THE INTERNET

BUT DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF IT.

>> Stephen: WHY?

WHY DOESN'T THE INTERNETHAVE AS MUCH CREDIBILITY AS

YOUR BOOK DOES?

YOU HAVE ATTACKED ROGER, HEY,HEY, I HOPE YOU ARE BOOING THE

INTERNET OR HIM.

>> I HAD A TEAM OF TWO FACTCHECKERS SPEND MORE THAN

2,000 HOURS VETTING THISBOOK BEFORE PUBLICATION.

LAST TIME I CHECKED I DON'TTHINK A LOT OF THE RIGHT

WING WEB SITES HAVE FACTCHECKS.

>> Stephen: WELL, THEY DON'TNEED TO.

THEY DON'T NEED TO.

SIR, LET ME EXPLAINSOMETHING, YOU DO NOT HAVE

TO CHECK YOUR FACTS IF YOUSTART WITH THE TRUTH.

IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT YOUBELIEVE, RIGHT HERE.

>> Stephen: JESUS SAID THAT.

>> THEN IT'S GOSPEL.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINKTHAT ROGER AILES ACTUALLY

BELIEVES THE THINGS THAT FOXNEWS IS PROMOTING OR DO YOU

THINK HE MOSTLY BELIEVES INCREATING REALLY GOOD

TELEVISION SHOWS FOR PEOPLETO WATCH?

>> YOU KNOW, THIS WAS THEBIG REVEAL FOR MY BOOK AFTER

THREE YEARS OF REPORTING,EVERYTHING IS REAL.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE ONTHE SCREEN STARTS WITH HIM.

THERE IS A MORNING MEETING,8 A.M. IN THE MORNING, HE

GATHERS HIS TOP GUYS,MONOLOGUES ABOUT THE NEWS.

YOU KNOW, THE JOKE INSIDEFOX, THE BEST SHOW ON FOX

NEWS IS AILES'S MORNINGEDITORIAL MEETING AT 8AM. HE

WILL SAY THINGS LIKE OBAMAHATES CAPITALSIM, OBAMA IS

DESTROYING AMERICA.

NO ONE DIED FROM NUCLEARPOWER BUT 15 PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN CHOPPED UP BY THOSEDAMN WINDMILLS.

>> Stephen: WAIT A SECOND,SO-- SO AT 8 A.M. AILES SORT

OF SETS THE AGENDA FOR WHATPEOPLE WILL TALK ABOUT FOR

THE DAY.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: BUT FOX ANDFRIENDS STARTS AT 6 A.M. IS

THAT WHY FOR THE FIRST TWOHOURS THEY SEEM SO CONFUSED?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)GABRIEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THE BOOK IS THE LOUDESTVOICE IN THE ROOM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT FOR THE

REPORT EVERYBODY, GOOD NIGHT.