Roger Ailes Out At Fox


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Jul 4, 2016
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(The Guardian) Ailes out at Fox
--How does this news compare, on the scale of significant developments in Republican political life, with the nomination of Donald Trump as president? It’s been quite a week for the Republicans, and the country:

Roger Ailes, the longtime Fox News chairman who helped found the network and build it into a cable ratings behemoth, has been forced out of the company following allegations that he sexually harassed numerous subordinates, including former host Gretchen Carlson and star anchor Megyn Kelly, writes the Guardian’s Molly Redden:

Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox’s parent company 21st Century Fox, cut short a vacation on the French Riviera with his wife Jerry Hall to return to New York and finalise the departure of his long-term ally. He will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.


Murdoch said said Ailes had made “a remarkable contribution to our company and our country.” He will remain a consultant to the network until 2018 and is expected to leave with a severance package of more than $40m.

The news followed several days of public turbulence at Fox, including reports that members of the Murdoch family, which owns Fox parent company 21st Century Fox, had given Ailes a deadline of 1 August to resign or be fired. Ailes is poised to receive as much as $40m in severance pay, according to a leaked copy of a “separation agreement” published on Tuesday by the Drudge Report.
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