I AM ZELIG ….INDEED
WOW! So I’ve told you that I’m Zelig in that I have met and been involved with all the major figures of our time. In the book, I tell how Roger Ailes back in the day was manipulating the American body politic wayyyyyy back then, before Fox TV.
I was doing casting on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, iconic satirical TV show of the late Sixties, when Richard Nixon that “master of comedy” was running for President. Funny, he was not. In fact, he was known to wear a suit for a walk on the beach.
Most of the writers were liberal, but we had a secret Republican Head Writer. He got Nixon to say one of the catch phrases: Sock it to me!
Or “You bet your bippy” …and knowing the naughty connotation of the latter, Ailes, chose the former. And we made it a question
Roger Ailes, even then the behind the scenes media-meister delivered him to us….to make him palatable to America. Nixon got elected and we got blamed and praised. Ailes just passed away after a downfall and a fall.
If you want to read what happened back then…it’s in the book! Enjoy!