Home » » The Ailes Apprentice Program at Fox News--Unity in Achievement, Excellence, and Teamwork.
Written By mista sense on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 5:57 AM
The Cable Gamer has never seen the Ailes Apprentice Program mentioned on Fox News. It would appear that Roger Ailes and Fox are simply running a great program, not bragging about it. But having heard about the program, here and there, The Cable Gamer went looking for it, and found this video, tucked away.
It's quite a program: Fox identifies talented young people, from minority communities, and mentors them into the mainstream of corporate success. This is what affirmative action was supposed to be: Not quotas, not division, not multiculturalism, but instead, individual achievement and and teamwork. In other words, the AAP could be a useful model for other corporations--an alternative to the oftentimes bogus "diversity" programs companies currently use, threatened as they are by bombastic Al Sharpton-type "diversity czars," backed up, of course, by trial lawyers.
There's a little video on the AAP; it was good to see such Fox luminaries as Shepard Smith, Geraldo Rivera, and Juan Williams all being part of the program.
Here are some screengrabs from the video:
Once again, Fox shows how it should be done: Colorblind merit, combined with compassion, beats bleeding-heart paternalism every time.
If America were more like Fox, America would be a better place.
UPDATE: Jim Hubbell tells TCG that Fox does mention the AAP every so often on the air. I stand corrected. But good for Fox--it deserves mention, and, more to the point, replication.