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Fox News Studio In Manhattan Gets 24/7 Protection By NYPD

12/01/2011 04:53 pm ET

The NYPD provides Fox News's midtown Manhattan studios 24/7 protection, The Daily Beast reports, more than any other media organization in the city.

ABC, NBC and CBS pay for their own private security details whereas, according to one security expert, Fox News's around-the-clock protection by the boys in blue costs city taxpayers at least $500,000 a year.

Reached for comment, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told The Beast "Each of the networks gets police coverage to varying extents based on threat information." But the other major New York-based media outlets had no knowledge of the offered protection, and one employee at ABC commented, "I would love the special favors."

And so, why the extra cops at the two million square foot Newscorp building on Sixth Avenue? Is it because police commissioner Ray Kelly really only protects "white, heterosexual males?" Or maybe he's just looking out for his son?

A more likely reason is the well-documented paranoia of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who's had bombproof windows installed in his office and is "convinced he's been targeted by Al Qaeda for assasination."

Head to the Daily Beast for more.

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