As Fox News celebrated their 10th anniversay on October 4, the HuffPo was noting this fatalistic quote from Fox News head Roger Ailes about 9/11 in a new book recently released by Vanity Fair editor David Friend — Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11:
“The implications from a television standpoint,” says Roger Ailes, chairman of FOX News and FOX Television Stations, “are simply that: When the end of the world comes, we’ll be able to cover it live until the last camera goes out. I believe I mean it literally. If you can witness something like [9/11] by two billion people, live, then there’s nothing that can’t be covered. And if we get into a world war, with nuclear weapons, I assume we’ll be covering it live.”
“It’s horrifying to think about. But maybe God set it up that way. You can either figure out how to live in freedom…and hope, or you can watch yourselves burn to death. Nine-eleven is a warning shot that says: “Look, this can go either way. It’s your choice, folks.”
Vanity Fair has a photo essay from “Watching The World Change” here.