He doesn’t mince words, saying the president lied to him at their first meeting, which took place in 2008 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel with News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch in the room.What is significant about these exchanges? The psychology. A pathological liar is able to lie as Obama lies. They're most commonly found in politics, in business, etc. Comforting, isn't it? To know that we're in the hands of power-hungry mad men, at least mad to some degree.
Ailes also called the president “lazy,” based on the president’s own evaluation of himself to Barbara Walters. Chafets recounts the private meeting between Ailes, Obama, and Murdoch. The author gives a blow-by-blow account of the tense confrontation that ensued.
As Chafets recounts, when Ailes confronted Obama about his plans for unilateral arms cuts, Obama denied he ever made such a statement. Ailes described Obama’s response this way: “He said this looking me right in the eyes. He never dropped his gaze, which is the usual tell. It was as good a lie as anyone ever told me.” Obama became icy and his press secretary jumped up to end the meeting.
I'm hearing a lot about a new biography, "Roger Ailes: Off Camera" written by Zev Chafetz, not a conservative himself. It's the source for this article linked at the top of the page.