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Fox News Head Roger Ailes Feared 'Gay' Attack he Tells 'Rolling Stone'

Fox News Head Roger Ailes Feared 'Gay' Attack he Tells 'Rolling Stone'

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.

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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