When we last checked in on Fox News chief Roger Ailes' campaign to transform his peaceful, adopted rural redoubt of Putnam County, N.Y., into the sort of cesspit of fear and dread that he's more comfortable with, he was publicly pushing, threatening, and mocking the 80-year-old proprietor of a local newspaper that rivals his own vanity papers. Now he's trying to sue the guy out of existence.
The effort by Fox News chief Roger Ailes and his wife, Elizabeth, to transform their bucolic weekend retreat in upstate New York into the sort of paranoid swamp they're more at home in continues apace: Spy on reporters for the charming small-town newspapers they own? Check. Compulsively call the local cops because you're convinced people are out to get you? Check. Start physical confrontations with the aging owner of a competing tiny newspaper and threaten to sue him? Check.
Were you alarmed by an unruly crowd of hundreds of screaming adolescents in the Times Square vicinity today? Don't worry. It was just the TEEN MANIA teens holding their RECREATE '08 rally, taking a vocal stand against those things young adults hate: "substance abuse, violence, premature sexuality, Internet porn and more." Least. Fun. Rally. Ever. Beware of New Jersey's Izod Center this weekend, where 10,000 more religious A students will gather maniacally. The press release explains their crusade of sobriety: