New York magazine has a fascinating behind the scenes look this week at the general sleaziness of Roger Ailes and his Fox News Channel, but one anecdote stands out.
It's a description of how Ailes was trying to recruit N.J. governor Chris Christie to enter the 2012 GOP Presidential race. (Because, you know, news channel chiefs do things like that.)
A few months ago, Ailes called Chris Christie and encouraged him to jump into the race. Last summer, he'd invited Christie to dinner at his upstate compound along with Rush Limbaugh, and like much of the GOP Establishment, he fell hard for Christie, who nevertheless politely turned down Ailes's calls to run.
Holy shit. Ailes, Limbaugh and Christie at one dinner table?
Can you imagine the poor chef and wait staff who had to serve that herd of lardasses.