Roger Ailes on Soledad O’Brien: ‘That Girl That’s Named After a Prison’

Ailes echoes right wing blog commenters
Wingnuts • Views: 35,534
Prison via Shutterstock

It’s interesting to see the same weird, bigoted memes emerge simultaneously at both the top and the bottom of the right wing food chain.

Emerging from the bottom, a comment posted at in their ongoing series of attacks on CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien:

“Soledad.” One helluva sexy name — that is, until you’re reminded of that maximum security prison she was named after.

And from the top, Fox News chief Roger Ailes: Soledad O’Brien Was ‘Named After a Prison’.

Roger Ailes made a jaw-dropping comment about CNN’s Soledad O’Brien during a college lecture on Thursday night.

The Fox News chief was speaking to journalism students at the University of North Carolina. In the question-and-answer segment of the talk, he referred to O’Brien as “that girl that’s named after a prison.”

Ailes was referring to the Soledad Correctional Facility in Monterey County, California. CNN responded to the remark on Friday. An insider told The Huffington Post, “Roger is wrong. Soledad is named after the Virgin Mary, ‘Maria de la Soledad.’ It’s a name her parents gave her in part because they met at Daily Mass.”

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2021-06-05 2:51 pm PDT
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh