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LastWord  Ailes  oreilly  from twitter_favs
7 weeks ago by kohlmannj
Paul Manafort Quits Donald Trump’s Campaign After a Tumultuous Run - NYTimes.com
On Sunday, Mr. Trump hastily convened a meeting of paid and unpaid advisers including the pollster Kellyanne Conway; Roger Ailes, the ousted Fox News chairman; and Stephen K. Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, a conservative website > what a bunch!
trump  foxnews  ailes 
august 2016 by yorksranter
Ailes Used Fox Budget to Finance Campaigns Against Enemies
But with Ailes gone, Fox executives are now looking closely at how Ailes spent Fox money. And what they are discovering is that, beyond the sexual harassment claims, Ailes was also able to use portions of the Fox budget to hire consultants, political operatives, and private detectives that reported only to him
Murdoch  ailes  FoxNews  leveson 
august 2016 by yorksranter
Inside Ailes' War Room: Megyn Was the Last Straw
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's stunning silence amid Roger Ailes' sexual harassment scandal was the point at which the embattled CEO knew his storied career at the network he founded was over, ABC News reports.
Pocket  fox  news  media  newsmax  politics  roger  ailes  sexual  harassment 
july 2016 by silver25u
Donald Trump vs. Fox News: The Big Picture - The New Yorker
Donald Trump has announced that he will skip the last Republican debate, which is being aired on Fox News with Megyn Kelly as a moderator.
Donald Trump has announced that he will skip the last Republican debate, which is being aired on Fox News with Megyn Kelly as a moderator.
CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY SEAN RAYFORD / GETTY
If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of the story about Donald Trump skipping the Fox News debate in Iowa on Thursday night. We have: Trump trying to bully Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, into dumping Trump’s supposed tormentor Megyn Kelly, who is scheduled to be one of the three debate moderators on Thursday, reportedly because he feared that he wouldn’t receive fair treatment; Fox responding with a press release, reportedly put together by Ailes and a crony, which began, “We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president”; Trump pulling out of the debate; and virtually every journalist in America, and some from overseas, speculating about what it all means.

Did Trump make a big mistake, as Tuesday’s conventional wisdom held? Was it a Machiavellian stroke of genius that will spare him the possibility of slipping up on the eve of the Iowa vote, while costing Fox millions of viewers and millions of dollars in advertising revenue? Or was it, as my colleague Amy Davidson wryly suggested, a well-timed exit from a series of G.O.P. debates that are simply “no longer what Trump might call a classy venue”? As for Ailes, has he lost it? If not, why did he approve such a juvenile press release? Why did Kelly invite Michael Moore, the liberal documentary filmmaker, who detests everything that Fox News stands for, onto her show on Tuesday night, where he revelled in Fox’s woes? And what does Rupert Murdoch, the ultimate power at Fox, think of it all?

I admit it: I’ve spent much of the past twenty-four hours pondering these imponderables. But there are also larger issues at stake, one of which is freedom of the press. Trump’s efforts to bully Fox into excluding a journalist he doesn’t like—or, rather, appears to loathe with a venom that is glaringly incommensurate with anything that Kelly has said or done—are quite reprehensible. And, sadly, it’s nothing new. Whenever a journalist or media outlet criticizes Trump, he slimes them, verbally or on Twitter, and tries to disempower them. Sometimes he succeeds.

Last week, the Republican National Committee disinvited the National Review, which had published a special issue of articles criticizing Trump, from co-hosting a Republican debate scheduled for February 25th. Something similar happened a couple of weeks previously, when ABC News dropped the Union Leader, a conservative New Hampshire newspaper that has attacked Trump, as a partner in a debate on February 6th. “I am pleased to announce that I had the Union Leader removed,” Trump tweeted after ABC made its announcement.

Evidently, these craven moves by the R.N.C. and ABC News encouraged Trump to try his luck again. To its credit, as of Wednesday evening, Fox News was still refusing to buckle to his demands. In a statement issued to the Washington Post, Ailes said, “Megyn Kelly is an excellent journalist, and the entire network stands behind her. She will absolutely be on the debate stage on Thursday night.” Meanwhile, the Fox News Web site was featuring a promo for the debate in which Martha MacCallum, another Fox anchor, says, “Our job is to get America’s questions answered,” and Kelly adds, “And we are going to do our job.”

Of course, it’s a bit rich for Fox News to promote itself as a source of independent, hard-hitting journalism. Ever since it was founded, in 1996, the network has been avowedly conservative, friendly toward the Republican Party, and, with a few individual exceptions, hostile to Democrats. Indeed, that’s why Murdoch founded Fox News in the first place: to fill what he viewed as a big gap in the television-news market. But, in this instance, Fox’s ideological slant is not the issue. The network is in the right, and Trump is in the wrong. Case closed.

Press freedom isn’t the only issue here. It’s also a battle over who controls the Republican Party. Trump is doing what he has already done in many other areas: challenging established customs and establishment institutions—of which, in the Republican world, there aren’t many bigger and more powerful than Fox News. On his talk-radio show on Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh, who is a Trump supporter, was quite explicit about this. “There isn’t any fear here,” Limbaugh said of Trump’s approach. “What there is is a desire to control this—and not put himself in a circumstance where other people want to make him look bad. It isn’t really any more complicated than that.” Shortly after Limbaugh’s show was broadcast, Trump tweeted, “Just got to listen to Rush Limbaugh—the guy is fantastic!”

Fox News insists that it had no intention of making Trump look bad, but that isn’t the point here. In saying that he would skip the debate, Trump was effectively sending a message that he’s bigger than the event. Since Fox News became popular, virtually no one in Republican circles has been willing to challenge the network like this. In the normal run of things, Republican campaigns compete fiercely for the attention of Fox shows, and Republican politicians and operatives compete fiercely for cushy jobs as network pundits. When Fox drops a Republican, as it dropped Sarah Palin last year, it is widely seen as a crushing blow.

Trump needs to reach Fox News’s conservative viewers, too, of course. That’s why he has appeared on the network and its sibling Fox Business more than a hundred and thirty times. But he is now seeking to dictate the terms of his relationship with Fox, and demonstrating that if it doesn’t accede to his demands he won’t back down. Which is, of course, precisely the approach he has adopted with other G.O.P. candidates, such as Rick Perry and Ted Cruz, and other G.O.P.-related institutions, such as the conservative print media. It’s how he does business, and it’s shaking up the Republican Party and its environs in a remarkable way.

The members of the Washington-based Republican establishment, of which Fox News is an offshoot, aren’t pleased to be in Trump’s path, of course. Conceivably, however, the levelling effects of the tornado could end up benefitting the Party, which, in recent years, has concentrated almost entirely on placating its elderly conservative base (the average age of a Fox News viewer is sixty-eight) and its rich financial donors.
Trump  Fox  Murdoch  Ailes  debate  Megyn  Kelly 
february 2016 by mattshuham
Zucker: GOP being run from Fox News headquarters – USA TODAY
USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The chiefs of CNN and Fox News Channel are throwing shots at each other, each suggesting the other’s network is essentially out of the news business. Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes struck first, saying in an interview published …CNN’s Jeff Zucker Denies Jay Leno Recruit RumorAceShowbizCNN chief Zucker slams Fox […]
IFTTT  Zennie62  Entertainment  Angeles  Times  Mediaiteall  CNN  Fox  News  Chairman  Roger  Ailes  Channel  GOP  Jeff  Zucker  Denies  Jay  Leno  Recruit  Jose  Mercury 
january 2014 by zennie62
Roger Ailes Off Camera - Zev Chafets, Vanity Fair
Roger Ailes is one of the most powerful—and controversial—characters in television media, pilloried by critics and many in the mainstream media and lionized by conservative viewers who can’t get enough of his posse of charismatic hosts. His Fox News was accused of being the “communications arm of the Republican Party” in 2010 by then White House communications director Anita Dunn and has been criticized by Barack Obama himself (criticism that Ailes publicly countered with gusto, claiming the president “just has a different belief system from most Americans”). But as outspoken as the Fox News chief may be, little is known about Ailes the man—an extraordinarily private and security-conscious person who once personally safety-tested the thickness of the glass at the network’s Manhattan studios. This year, the veil is pulled back by two high-profile biographies—one written with Ailes’s cooperation, by award-winning columnist and author Zev Chafets, and one unauthorized, by prolific New ...
Roger  Ailes 
march 2013 by jrick
Murdoch’s Pride Is America’s Poison - Bill Keller, New York Times
Traditional news organizations, for all their shortcomings, see it as their mission to provide—and test—the information you need to form intelligent opinions. We aim to challenge lazy assumptions. Fox panders to them.
Fox_News  Media_Bias  Roger  Ailes 
may 2012 by jrick
Sarah Palin Got Scolded by Roger Ailes for Not Announcing Her Non-Candidacy on Fox News
Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers — but it infuriated Roger Ailes. The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself. Rather, he was livid that Palin made the October 5 announcement on Mark Levin's conservative talk-radio program, robbing Fox News of an exclusive and a possible ratings bonanza. Fox was relegated to getting a follow-up interview with Palin on Greta Van Susteren's 10 p.m. show, after the news of Palin's decision had been drowned out by Steve Jobs's death. Ailes was so mad, he considered pulling her off the air entirely until her $1 million annual contract expires in 2013.
Ailes  Palin 
november 2011 by Flap
This Is the Most Powerful Man in News - Deroy Murdock, Newsmax Magazine
Using his instincts about on-air talent and the assault on American values, Roger Ailes has set the new agenda for TV journalism. But he’s decidedly not the kind of media mogul described by his liberal critics.
Fox_News  Roger  Ailes 
october 2011 by jrick
Roger Ailes Repositions Fox News - Howard Kurtz, Daily Beast
As he embarks on his last hurrah—Ailes’s contract is up in 2013—he is acting not like a political operative but as a corporate chieftain who knows that fostering friction and picking fights make for good television—and good business. Next fall’s election could well pivot on whether Ailes is more interested in scoring political points or ramping up ratings and revenue.
Fox_News  Roger  Ailes 
september 2011 by jrick

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