“Roger Ailes urged employee to lie”

… which would be pretty much dog-bites-man, except that the lie in question was to be told to frustrate a federal criminal investigation.

And in other breaking news, the CEO of MacDonald’s urged employees to serve burgers.

This case, however, is a little bit special: the lie in question was to be told, not to Fox News viewers, but to federal criminal investigators. That’s a no-no. I suppose there’s no hope that Ailes will see the inside of a prison cell.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on ““Roger Ailes urged employee to lie””

  1. Well, there are 8 digits involved here, so there might be some amusement for proofs like me who like to see the curtain pulled back from time to time.

  2. Isn’t the allegation that “Roger Ailes urged employee to lie” at the very minimum an overstatement of the contents of the story linked to?

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