How to make a story out of thin air

What do you do when you need something but there is no story? Well, if you are Gawker or HuffPo, take aim at Fox News. Nearly anything will do, for Leftinistas of Lap Dog Inc.

How exactly do you create a story? Just imply something sinister or secretive about Fox News. That should be easy.

We now know what it reportedly takes to keep a fired Fox News executive from spilling the beans on all the juicy inner workings at the network: about $8 million.

That’s the figure that Gawker said Brian Lewis, the ousted former consigliere to Roger Ailes, was paid by Fox News in a recently uncovered settlement.

Gawker, which reported the figure on Monday, described the payment as “hush money.” The site’s report is just the latest in a long-running story of intrigue inside one of the most secretive and cutthroat companies in the media industry.

So Lewis was a right-hand to Roger Ailes. Now that’s a story in itself for the Leftinistas. So he was paid money to not release information. Unless I missed something, a lot of people are paid money or sign non-disclosure agreements.

The cable news business is highly competitive. What prevents Mr. Lewis from, say, walking over to another network and spilling the details about Fox’s business? Or to reporters? This would. Hence, its really a non-story. But it does feed MSM vultures with fodder for conspiracy theories.

Such an arrangement would also prevent Brian Lewis from writing a tell-all book about Ailes and the inner workings at Fox. Seems more of a normal business practice to me. And the 8 million is probably about the amount of a book deal.

Now we come to the objectionable part. Did Lewis regret taking the money? I’m sure he won’t have a hard time spending it. It appears to be a lucrative deal for both Lewis and Fox. The article calls it hush money, or the price of silence, implying tons of secrets and juicy details the money is designed to protect – as prima facie on the 8 million.

The people who have no problems with calling for a 22.00 minimum-“living” wage, have their pants in a bunch at someone getting a lucrative non-disclosure arrangement. What’s the real problem? Are they just upset they cannot know all the inner workings of Fox? No doubt. Would those details be beneficial to someone? Probably. And would Brian Lewis stand to benefit by sale of information? Probably. So Fox gave him a sizable amount to keep information confidential. Is anything wrong with that? I don’t think so.

Still, it makes good headlines and filler for Leftinistas. On the other hand, these media darlings are not directly paid hush money to not report dirt on Obama’s regime. They do that for free. So does someone being compensated piss them off? What about finding a former Obama operative to dish dirt? Nah, that might be asking for trouble. But anyone who worked at Fox, there is market for that info. (and such would be a good reason for a non-disclosure agreement.)

They add that Fox has a history of large payouts, under “something of a cloud”, when someone leaves. Wow, that sounds downright scandalous. Beam me up, Scotty! I think they made the case for a non-disclosure.

We now know what it takes to make something a story at Gawker or HuffPo – Fox News.

[Ref: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/fox-news-brian-lewis-payment_n_4414656.html ]

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9 comments on “How to make a story out of thin air

  1. The new hierarchy of careers everyone hates:
    -Lawyers.
    -Politicians.
    -Tax collectors.
    -Serial killers.
    -Despotic, murderous tyrants.

    …..And then, somewhere below that:
    -Main stream journalist.

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  2. tannngl says:

    Progs make everything the right does a dirty lying story. I think they can’t see it any other way. It’s exactly what they would do, Froggy.

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  3. peppermintfarm says:

    Bull, great commentary on your part. Fox probably pays people to keep their mouths shut about how Fox has become such great cable news channel. Who would want that secret spilled to the loony left? So what, it’s not criminal and businesses do it all the time so their own secret projects on new products never gets spilled to their competitors. I worked part time for awhile at P&G and I had to sign a non disclosure so when i left I would not tell anyone about their products in research where I was working. Now they didn’t pay me, but I agreed to that.

    The commie news channels will do anything to dirty up Fox and HuffPo is a dirty little place too. Like you said why don’t they go after someone in the Obamanation administration so we could all find out about their dirty little gangsta government. First they don’t want to and they would all be murdered after the fact.

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    • bullright says:

      Yep , Pepp, they’d do anything. (and they do) Funny you say that as the woman who vouched for his birth certificate dies in plane crash, and was the only one killed. What coincidences happen around this guy, all the time. I wonder if king Barry sent his regards?

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  4. clyde says:

    Well, since MOST of the ones wagging their tongues about it are in their Mom’s basement with pajamas on, surrounded by pizza and fast-food containers, hammering away at their keyboards with spittle flying from their mouths, are simply JEALOUS because THEY won’t EVER be paid for spilling THEIR vitriol. You would THINK they’d be MORE concerned about the REAL conspiracies in THEIR government.

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    • bullright says:

      Clyde,
      And what a game they play. The Spite House tells us no one can show a connection to king Barry. But we don’t have to, they all instinctively operate the same way. Who needs to connect the Marxist dots? They gladly volunteer to do it. (who needs conspiracy “theories” when you have Leftinistas?)

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