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  • Shep Smith comes out as gay (Truncated)

    10/17/2016 2:46:02 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/2016 | Chris Spargo
    Shepard Smith has come out as a gay man in a new interview. The popular Fox News anchor, who has been with the network since it first launched 20 years ago, spoke about his sexuality in an interview with Huffington Post. Smith, 52, confirmed the long-circulating rumor when he was asked if it was former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes who prevented him from coming out of the closet. 'That's not true. He was as nice as he could be to me. I loved him like a father,' Smith said of Ailes. The 'love' Smith had for his old boss...
  • Shep Smith comes out as gay and denies that 'loving' Roger Ailes stopped him from revealing [tr]

    10/17/2016 6:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 96 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Shepard Smith has come out as a gay man in a new interview. The popular Fox News anchor, who has been with the network since it first launched 20 years ago, spoke about his sexuality in an interview with Huffington Post. Smith, 52, confirmed the long-circulating rumor when he was asked if it was former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes who prevented him from coming out of the closet.
  • Andrea Tantaros reveals she turned (down) seven-figure settlement (Andrea update)

    10/04/2016 11:06:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 10/4/2016 | Chris Spargo
    Andrea Tantaros gave her first interview since filing a sexual harassment suit in August against Fox News, former CEO Roger Ailes and a number of high-ranking executives at the network. The former host of The Five and Outnumbered sat down with Amy Robach on Good Morning America to talk about why she filed her lawsuit, and explain why she later turned down a seven-figure settlement from the network. Tantaros explained that she refused the money because of what was required of her if she agreed to the terms. 'They wanted to guarantee my eternal silence which was never going to...
  • Hillary Clinton Ally: Drop Fox News Presidential Debate Moderator Chris Wallace (Hillary Panic)

    09/09/2016 9:57:40 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Patch ^ | September 9, 2016 10:33 am ET | Allen McDuffee
    Roger Ailes shouldn't be allowed to advise Donald Trump and Fox News simultaneously, says one Clinton ally. A close ally of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is calling for the Commission on Presidential Debates to pull Fox News anchor Chris Wallace from his role as a moderator of the final debate in October, citing a conflict of interest. David Brock, a Clinton ally who founded the pro-Clinton super PACs Correct the Record and American Bridge 21st Century, wrote in a letter to the commission obtained by Politico that Wallace has a conflict of interest because former Fox News CEO Roger...
  • What the bleep is wrong with FOX "News"?

    09/08/2016 12:17:13 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 151 replies
    opinion | 09/08/2016 | ShivaFan
    From morning into the late afternoon, all the "anchors" and all the "message" from FOX News cable is nothing but a non-stop attack on Trump, misrepresentation of Trump, lies from Hillary talking points from Trump, guests who are only there to attack Trump, only the negative polls but never the positive polls about Trump, and it is clear as a gun site what these POS's are, they are nothing but the disgusting creeps and losers of the Jeb Bush wing of the Republican establishment that really has one agenda and that is the globalist cheap labor agenda and open borders...
  • Gretchen Carlson hires new publicist to land a book deal and start a public speaking career [tr]

    09/07/2016 10:32:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    Just hours after it was announced that Fox News would be paying $20million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit with Gretchen Carlson, the former network anchor hired a major celebrity publicist to craft her second career. Carlson has hired Cindi Berger of PMK*BNC to handle all aspects of her personal public relations, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The company told HR that the next phase in Carlson's career will 'include a television presence, penning a book, speaking engagements and philanthropy'. Berger has previously represented Lena Dunham, Barbara Walters, Robert Redford and Rosie O'Donnell.
  • Why Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News so suddenly (A sharp knock on the door signaled that Gret

    09/06/2016 7:39:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 195 replies
    CNN Money News copied by Red State Watcher Blog ^ | September 7, 2016: | by Brian Stelter and Dylan Byers
    According to new reports, Greta Van Susteren did not leave her show on Fox News willingly but was abruptly forced out by CEO Murdoch. reported: A sharp knock on the door signaled that Greta Van Susteren's time on Fox News Channel was over. A courier arrived at Van Susteren's Washington, D.C. home at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hand-delivering two letters that said that Van Susteren "was being taken off the air" immediately, according to her husband, John Coale, who is a high-profile Washington lawyer. Van Susteren was already planning to leave, but she thought she would be hosting her 7...
  • Greta Van Susteren’s Surprise Exit From Fox News Triggers “Who’s Next” Talk

    09/06/2016 5:53:24 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 46 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 6, 2016 | Lisa de Moraes
    In the wake of today’s surprise news that Greta Van Susteren had exited Fox News Channel effective immediately, chatter turned to whether it might be the start of a “key man” exodus. Like Van Susteren, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Bret Baier have “key man” clauses in their contracts that allow them to leave if Fox News chief Roger Ailes departed. Van Susteren very publicly expressed her support for Ailes after Carlson filed her suit, for which Van Susteren took heat in some quarters. But other Key Man club members did as well. Hannity, for instance, wondered, via Twitter: “So...
  • Fox Settles With Gretchen Carlson Over Roger Ailes Sex Harassment Claims

    09/06/2016 10:48:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | John Koblin and Michael M. Grynbaum
    A 21st Century Fox Corporation news release did not specify a settlement amount, but a person briefed on the settlement said that it amounted to $20 million. Additionally, Fox News abruptly announced — just minutes after 21st Century Fox confirmed the settlement with Ms. Carlson — the departure of Greta Van Susteren... Brit Hume will take over her 7 p.m. time slot, beginning on Tuesday night... In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Ms. Van Susteren wrote that she decided to leave the network late last week, saying, “Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years.” She...
  • Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, and is expected to offer apology

    09/06/2016 6:38:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/6/2016 | Michelle Castillo
    21st Century Fox will settle Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, according to the company. Vanity Fair reported that sources close to the situation said the media company will pay Carlson $20 million as well as offer a public apology. 21stCentury Fox will also settle two other sexual harassment cases brought against Ailes. According to a document filed today in the United States District Court District of New Jersey, Gretchen Carlson voluntarily dismissed her case against Roger Ailes with prejudice on Tuesday.
  • Confirmed: Rupert Murdoch Instructed Fox News To Take Down Donald Trump August 2015…

    09/03/2016 7:16:13 AM PDT · by drewh · 215 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Posted on September 3, 2016 | sundance
    In an extensive article within New York Magazine, mostly outlining the rather sordid details of Roger Ailes, readers may also note specific confirmation of something we outlined in August of last year (2015). Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch instructed Fox News executives to take down Donald Trump. (NY MAG) […] Murdoch was not a fan of Trump’s and especially did not like his stance on immigration. (The antipathy was mutual: “Murdoch’s been very bad to me,” Trump told me in March.) A few days before the first GOP debate on Fox in August 2015, Murdoch called Ailes at home. “This...
  • Ex-Fox News host secretly recorded Ailes: report

    09/02/2016 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Theoria · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 September 2016 | Joe Concha
    Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson secretly recorded inappropriate statements made by former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, New York Magazine reported Friday. Carlson recorded conversations with Ailes for at least a year and captured "numerous incidents" of harassment on her phone, the report said. "I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago, and then you'd be good and better and I'd be good and better," one recording of Ailes speaking to Carlson reportedly says. "Sometimes problems are easier to solve that way," Ailes, 76, allegedly also told Carlson, 50, at...
  • Andrea Tantaros of Fox News Claims Retaliation for Sex Harassment Complaints

    08/24/2016 6:53:26 AM PDT · by SgtHooper · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2016 | Jim Dwyer
    {snipped a bit) Andrea Tantaros, charged in a lawsuit filed Monday that top executives at Fox punished her for complaining about sexual harassment by Mr. Ailes.
  • Ex-Fox News host files lawsuit against Roger Ailes, others (Andrea Tantaros on Sexual Harrassment)

    08/23/2016 5:56:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 108 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 23 Aug 16 | AP
    Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. She says in the suit that the network "operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny."
  • Report: Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes to prep Donald Trump for the debates

    08/16/2016 11:12:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies ^ | Maxwell Tani
    Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will prepare Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for the presidential debates, according to a Tuesday report in The New York Times. The Times reported that Ailes had transitioned almost immediately from his role as CEO into a new, informal job advising Trump as he prepares for the first presidential debate on September 26. The former Fox News chief made a name for himself in politics as a Republican communications adviser who helped prepare past presidential candidates including George H.W. Bush. Ailes resigned from Fox News amid an ongoing internal investigation into his...
  • Fox News Names 2 Insiders to Top Posts

    08/12/2016 12:30:24 PM PDT · by est1995 · 14 replies
    Three weeks after Roger Ailes’s ouster as chairman and chief executive of Fox News, the cable network has promoted two people to top leadership positions. The veteran Fox executives Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy were named co-presidents, Rupert Murdoch, the Fox News chief executive, announced in a statement on Friday. Mr. Shine will be in charge of programming at Fox News and Fox Business Network, while Mr. Abernethy will be in charge of finance, business and legal affairs. It was also announced that Fox News’s longtime chief financial officer, Mark Kranz, is stepping down. “Bill Shine has developed and produced...
  • Fox News anchor says she made repeated complaints about Roger Ailes sexual harassing her

    08/08/2016 8:27:14 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 08/08/2016 | Hannah Parry
    Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit alleging that executives ignored multiple complaints about the disgraced former Fox News head's behavior in 2015, NY Mag reports. After she refused to back down, she says she was first demoted then eventually taken off the air in April 2016, according to the suit.
  • Fox Faces Its Uncertain Future: The Minor Murdochs Take Command

    08/06/2016 8:31:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 6, 2016 | Steven K. Bannon
    [snip] Sky News in Britain, which is also operated by the Murdochs, doesn’t have the edge of Fox News in the United States. If there is a change, Shepard says it will be a sign that “the Murdoch sons want to put their stamp on the company by importing practices from Sky News in Britain.” [...] What’s their definition of “Fox without the edge”? For some hints, we can take a close look at some recent MSM journalism. Writing in The Washington Post on July 20, reporters Ana Swanson and Steven Mufson tell us that not only is James Murdoch a progressive green, but...
  • After Ailes’s Departure, a Stony Silence at Fox (Megyn Kelly)

    07/28/2016 9:47:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 27, 2016 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and EMILY STEEL
    PHILADELPHIA — The Fox News skybox here turns into a hive of activity as the network’s star anchors analyze the Democratic National Convention for millions of viewers. When the cameras blink off, however, the banter has been replaced by something rarely heard in the television news business: silence. Megyn Kelly and her co-hosts, including Bret Baier and Brit Hume, have not been speaking during commercial breaks, according to two people with direct knowledge of the anchors’ interactions, who described the on-set atmosphere at Fox News as icy. During ads, the hosts are often absorbed with their smartphones. Even as Fox...
  • Don’t Let Liberals Destroy Fox News

    07/25/2016 5:23:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies ^ | July 25, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    The idea behind the Fox News channels was by no means a stroke of genius; it was actually a stroke of the blazingly obvious. Why not create a cable news network that was explicitly not another Democrat propaganda machine and directly target the 50 percent of Americans the rest of the media either ignores or treats like dirt? The genius of Roger Ailes came in its execution – everything from the uniquely hot color palette to the uniquely hot journalists to the (at first) unique mix of opinion and straight reporting, all backed by a lean, mean organization that produced...
  • While the RNC played out, the donkeys took over the Fox house

    07/22/2016 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, it’s Goodbye ’Fair and Balanced’, ‘Hello Progressive Propaganda.’ While most attention was on the captivating histrionics of the 2016 Republican National Convention, the progressives were taking over Fox News. ‘Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief’ (AP, July 21, 2016)
  • CNN Money: Ailes Considering Trump Campaign Manager, Advisor Job

    07/22/2016 8:18:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 21,2016 | Cathy Burke
    Outgoing Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump have been on the phone with each other all week, fueling speculation the media veteran could wind up as a Trump adviser, The pair "counseled each other" in "multiple phone" calls this week, the news site reports, citing two unnamed sources.Ailes has been active in Republican politics, serving as a consultant to three Republican presidents, and has been friendly with the real estate mogul for "decades," CNN Money reports. The CNN Money report comes as Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff wrote Thursday about "rumors" swirling that Ailes would come aboard Team...
  • (Former Fox News Anchor) Laurie Dhue Shoping Roger Ailes Tell-All Memoir

    07/21/2016 4:46:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.21.16 12:35 PM ET | Lloyd Grover
    The former Fox anchor who was dismissed by the now embattled head of Fox News is reportedly peddling a memoir dishing about her experience at the network. As if Roger Ailes doesn’t have trouble on his plate, former Fox News anchor Laurie Dhue has been shopping a tell-all about her experiences with the founder of the conservative-friendly cable network along with other Fox News personalities. Dhue’s proposed book-length memoir, which I’m told is already attracting interest from publishers, can’t be good news for the embattled Ailes—who faces the prospect of a pile-up of sexual harassment allegations, in the wake of...
  • Fox News Hosts Opt to Leave Network If Roger Ailes Is Forced Out (all against Megyn Kelly)

    07/21/2016 4:23:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 97 replies
    Newsmax,com ^ | Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 12:24 PM | staff
    Fox News' ratings-rich prime time lineup and dozens of contributors are reportedly willing to walk out the door in solidarity with embattled CEO Roger Ailes — and against Megyn Kelly. According to Breitbart News, hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Eric Bolling, Neil Cavuto, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Laura Ingraham, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Jeanine Pirro, Bo Dietl, Monica Crowley, as well as the "Fox & Friends" hosts, would be agreeable to leave if Ailes is forced out. In addition, at least 50 Fox News contributors would also be inclined to leave, Breitbart reports. The Financial...
  • Roger Ailes Resigns as Chairman/CEO of Fox News Channel & Fox Bis Network, & Chairman Fox TV Station

    07/21/2016 1:19:59 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 47 replies
    FOX News via Drudge ^ | July 21, 2016 | Drudge Report/21st Century Fox
    What timing. No other content yet, just the Drudge Report alert.
  • Roger Ailes resigns; Rupert Murdoch becomes chairman and acting CEO of Fox News.

    07/21/2016 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2016
    NEW YORK – 21st Century Fox today announced that Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman of Fox Television Stations, has resigned from his role effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox, said: “Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years. Fox News has given voice to...
  • Glenn Beck: Ailes 'Has Become Bill Cosby'

    07/20/2016 11:33:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 19, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Radio talker and former Fox News host Glenn Beck wrote a blistering indictment of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, comparing his former boss to accused sex offender Bill Cosby and praising Fox host Megyn Kelly for being the one to “slay the dragon in the end.”
  • Never Hire a Powerskirt

    07/20/2016 7:21:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 89 replies
    TheZMan ^ | 07-19-2016 | TheZMan
    Looking back, we had, in the person of Teddy Roosevelt, the finest President in the history of this country. He had the spirit and determination that matched the times and the land. Then the women got the vote, and everything went to hell. While our boys was overseas fighting the Kaiser, the women got Prohibition put in. Drinking and gambling and whoring were declared unlawful. All those things which come natural to men became crimes.–Judge Roy BeanA quarter century ago, I was sent to my first reeducation camp. The company I was with at the time had been infected with...

    07/19/2016 3:31:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Drudge ^ | July 19, 2016 | Drudge
  • Megyn 'LED the march against Ailes': Kelly 'encouraged other women to speak out against Fox [tr]

    07/20/2016 6:15:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    Less than a year ago, Megyn Kelly sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose, and called her Fox News boss Roger Ailes a 'mentor' and a 'friend'. But it appears that the network's rising star anchor has been working behind the scenes to ensure his exit from the company. A source who spoke with the New York Magazine says that Kelly convinced at least one other women to speak out against Ailes, after lawyers were brought in to investigate claims that the 76-year-old media executive sexually harassed employees.
  • Murdochs Give Roger Ailes a Swift Kick to the Curb on Front Page of Company-Owned NY Post

    07/19/2016 7:44:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | July 19, 2016 9:25 pm | Roger Freidman
    The Murdochs and News Corp are not subtle. When they want to ‘kill you’ they really go for it. And so they have on the front page of Wednesday’s New York Post, the tabloid they own. When Ailes was first sued by Gretchen Carlson, the Post avoided any mention of it. But once the Murdochs made up their minds to give Ailes the gate, all bets were off. Ailes must be wondering what the last 20 years were all about. Isn’t this a little bit over the top coming from your own company?
  • Network News Expert: “Unlikely” Fox News Anchors Will Leave with Ailes, “Too Much Money” at Stake

    07/19/2016 7:37:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | July 19, 2016 8:05 pm | Roger Friedman
    It’s “unlikely” that any of the star anchors of Fox News will be exiting with Roger Ailes when he leaves tonight or tomorrow. “There’s too much money involved,” says a network news expert insider. “Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Greta van Susteren– even if they have key man clauses they’re not going anywhere to start a new network with Roger Ailes.” Ailes, my source says, has no non-compete clause so he can go anywhere. But remember– Ailes foundered at CNBC before Rupert Murdoch came along with deep pockets. And the Fox anchors are paid handsomely. “They’re not just going to leave...
  • Roger Ailes Negotiating Departure as Chairman of Fox News (will stay as consultant)

    07/19/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 29 minutes ago | By JOHN KOBLIN and JIM RUTENBERG
    Roger Ailes’s tenure as the head of Fox News appears to be over. Mr. Ailes and 21st Century Fox, Fox News’s parent company, are in the advanced stages of discussions that would lead to his departure as chairman, Susan Estrich, one of Mr. Ailes’s lawyers, said in an interview on Tuesday. The development follows a sexual harassment suit filed July 6 against Mr. Ailes by a former anchor, Gretchen Carlson. The suit prompted 21st Century Fox to conduct an internal review and it set off an intense round of speculation in the news media and the television industry about Mr....
  • Murdochs push for Ailes to leave Fox News

    07/19/2016 2:47:18 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 34 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | Matthew Garrahan and Anna Nicolaou
    The likely departure of the former aide to Richard Nixon who defied the odds when he launched Fox News 20 years ago could present a big problem for the Murdochs. Three of Fox News’ biggest stars — Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren — have clauses in their contracts that would allow them to depart if Mr Ailes were to leave the network, the two people briefed on the dispute said. This means a core team of on-air talent could follow Mr Ailes out of the door. Mr O’Reilly said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter last...
  • Fox News Chief Fights Back: ‘Roger Ailes Has Never Sexually Harassed Megyn Kelly’

    07/19/2016 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19,2016 | by EZRA DULIS
    The Drudge Report now displays a statement from the network: “Roger Ailes has never sexually harassed Megyn Kelly. In fact, he has spent much of the last decade promoting and helping her to achieve the stardom she earned, for which she has repeatedly and publicly thanked him.” *** EXCLUSIVE: AILES LEAVES FOXNEWS $40+ MILLION PARACHUTE — MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) July 19, 2016 Drudge posted a photo on Twitter of a page from the apparent agreement, which declares July 22nd Ailes’ last day and sets up salary/bonus payments. 21st Century Fox Co-Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, along with his sons James...

    07/19/2016 2:28:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 19,2016 | Drudge
  • Murdochs decide to oust Fox News chief Ailes: report

    07/19/2016 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | Lisa Richwine and Jessica Toonkel
    Rupert Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O), and his sons James and Lachlan agree that Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes should leave the company but they have not settled on the timing, New York magazine reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources.
  • Report: Megyn Kelly Claimed Ailes Harassed Her

    07/19/2016 11:11:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    A day after reporting that Fox News chief Roger Ailes could be on his way out soon, New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that Megyn Kelly, the most prominent star at Fox, has detailed alleged harassment by Ailes to the law firm commissioned by 21st Century Fox to probe accusations leveled by ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Unlike many of her colleagues, Kelly has been silent since Carlson filed a lawsuit against Ailes. According to Sherman’s sources, the alleged harassment against Kelly occurred when she was a young contributor to the network about 10 years ago. Sherman also reported that 21st...
  • Report: Megyn Claims Fox News' Ailes Sexually Harassed Her

    07/19/2016 11:14:33 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 170 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/19/2016
    New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that Fox News star Megyn Kelly has accused the network's chairman of sexual harassment. The blockbuster report comes on the heels of Sherman's Monday story, citing sources at Fox News's parent company, indicating Roger Ailes was soon to be fired. The decision to remove Ailes in the coming weeks was the result of misconduct discovered after a legal review of his actions in the wake of claims made by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. Carlson has filed suit in New Jersey Superior Court claiming the Fox News chairman requested they sleep together...
  • Murdochs Have Decided to Remove Roger Ailes — the Only Question Now Is When

    07/18/2016 10:18:32 AM PDT · by Coronal · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 18, 2016 | Gabriel Sherman
    Roger Ailes's tenure as the head of Fox News may be coming to an end. Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James — co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox — have settled on removing the 76-year-old executive, say two sources briefed on a sexual-harassment investigation of Ailes being conducted by New York law firm Paul, Weiss. After reviewing the initial findings of the probe, James Murdoch is said to be arguing that Ailes should be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired. Lachlan is more aligned with their father, who thinks...
  • Roger Ailes Fires Back at Gretchen Carlson's "Defamatory" Lawsuit as Fox Launches Internal

    07/06/2016 4:19:36 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ashley Cullins
    Roger Ailes Fires Back at Gretchen Carlson's "Defamatory" Lawsuit as Fox Launches Internal InvestigationFull title The Fox News chairman issued this statement in response to the lawsuit Wednesday afternoon: "Gretchen Carlson's allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network's decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup. When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit. Ironically, FOX News...
  • Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Reportedly “Snickering” w/Glee Over Failure of Megyn Kelly Special

    05/22/2016 3:54:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 09:35 AM | Scott Eric Kaufman.
    New York’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that in addition to being a ratings and financial failure, Megyn Kelly’s interview with Donald Trump has resulted in her losing most of the leverage she had in her upcoming contract negotiations. Fox executives were willing to consider 9 million viewers a success, but Kelly’s supposedly mainstream appeal didn’t translate to the parent network, and she only netted 4.8 million viewers. It was, as one Fox insider told Sherman, “not good for her at all.” In fact, her boss Roger Ailes was apparently so tickled by the fact that he would not have to...
  • Fox News fires back at Trump: Enough of your “extreme, sick obsession” with Megyn Kelly

    03/19/2016 2:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Hot ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    John flagged Trump’s latest Twitter attack on Kelly in this post last night but you should read Fox’s reply too. Imagine: This guy can all but break the back of conservative resistance to him and become the prohibitive favorite for the Republican nomination by beating Cruz handily in Arizona and Utah on Tuesday night — and this is what he’s busy stewing about. He has a general election campaign coming up, he has fundraising to think about, he has a convention to plan, and he’s sitting in front of his TV fulminating about one of the two hours of programming...
  • Preposterous! New York Times Implies I'm Part of a Pro-Amnesty Conspiracy (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/29/2016 11:19:22 AM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies ^ | 2-29-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on Sunday, the New York Times had a story that is an attempt, was an attempt to drive a wedge between me and those of you in my audience. The attempt was to imply, because they cannot state it, the attempt here was to imply that I am a secret, clandestine operative for the Gang of Eight bill and amnesty. The story was written in such a way as to make it look like I am a secret supporter and that I have kept relevant information from you and that I am secretly trying to push...
  • Let's Not Forget . . .

    01/27/2016 2:23:47 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 20 replies
    Vanity | January 27, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In all of this hubbub about Trump's choice to pull out of the Fox News debate, I think it's useful remember just how deceitful and mendacious Megyn Kelly's attempt at a "kill shot" on Trump was. After the initial attempt to torpedo him with the "party loyalty pledge" issue, here was Trump's first debate question of the 2016 Presidential campaign, asked by the supposedly "fair and balanced" Megyn Kelly: "Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don't use a politician's filter. However, that is not without its downsides, in particular,...
  • Fox News Statement Taunting Trump Was ‘100 Percent’ Roger Ailes

    01/27/2016 12:19:54 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 68 replies
    New York News and Politics ^ | January 27, 2016 | By Gabriel Sherman
    As the war between Fox News and Donald Trump ratchets up, Roger Ailes is fighting off criticism from his senior executives over his handling of the crisis. According to one highly placed source, last night, Ailes sent out the now-famous statement mocking Trump as being scared to meet with the "Ayatollah" and "Putin" if he became president. "That was Roger 100 percent," the source explained. "A lot of people on the second floor" -- where top Fox executives work -- "didn't think it was a good idea."
  • Trump and Fox at war: Neither side is backing down

    01/27/2016 7:23:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2016: 9:27 AM ET | Brian Stelter
    "My guess is that people who bought advertising time thinking that Donald Trump was going to be on the stage are going to be very disappointed when nobody decides to watch that GOP debate," Lewandowski said Wednesday on "Good Morning America." [....] The GOP frontrunner also lambasted Fox for insulting him. He said the network's statement on Tuesday afternoon was "a disgrace to good broadcasting and journalism" and asked "Who would ever say something so nasty and dumb." Who? Roger Ailes is who. For days Trump had been calling Kelly "biased" and claiming she shouldn't be allowed to moderate the...
  • Will Fox News cave and drop Megyn so the debate can go on? (Vanity)

    01/27/2016 3:58:00 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 208 replies
    Today will be the fish or cut bait day for Fox News. Will they drop Megyn Kelly and hand Trump a victory so the show can go on or will they host a debate that will have virtually no viewership.Ailes must be under immense pressure from advertisers who have already purchased time slots at higher prices which reflect higher viewership estimates.I can't see how he cannot cave.
  • Google and Fox TV Invite Anti-Trump Muslim Advocate to Join Next GOP TV-Debate

    01/26/2016 7:22:05 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 212 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/16 | NEIL MUNRO
    Fox News and Google have invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate - including a Muslim advocate who describes Donald Trump as a bigot and who visually portrayed him as being in agreement with national socialist Adolf Hitler. "We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia... turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating," the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video. She admits to becoming a Muslim political activist amid the growing criticism of Islam's doctrines. "The current social environment for Muslims today...
  • Fox’s Roger Ailes to Sit Down with Donald Trump to Discuss Coverage

    09/24/2015 11:03:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 383 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 24th, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Only a day after Donald Trump announced that he was boycotting Fox News— and after Fox News announced they had cancelled him first– the network has announced that they will enter talks with Trump to discuss his concerns. Below is the full statement, provided to Mediaite by a Fox News spokesperson: Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has...