There appears to be a coup going down at Fox News seeking to oust Roger Ailes.
Form the New York Times:
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.
I don’t know whether the allegations from Gretchen are true, but it’s rather funny they only came out after she was fired.
Megyn Kelly, who Ailes personally made famous, has also reportedly backstabbed him — much like she was ordered to do with Donald Trump during the Fox Debates — which you can guarantee Ailes supported.
Drudge is reporting Megyn Kelly’s complaint against Ailes is that in 2006 she “did not like the way he hugged her.”
HER SEX COMPLAINT? IN 2006, SHE ‘DID NOT LIKE THE WAY HE HUGGED HER’…
He’s also reporting a bunch of hosts are potentially leaving the network:
‘FOX & FRIENDS’ AND ‘THE FIVE’ ANCHORS, GRETA, O’REILLY, HANNITY, SHEP SMITH SET TALENT MEETING; DISCUSS LEAVING NETWORK IN SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR ROGER… DEVELOPING…
Odds are the network will shift further left post-Ailes, especially if these old hand hosts leave.
Rupert Murdoch himself is one of the biggest supporters of open borders in the world. Fox News is pretty much the only Murdoch publication which is somewhat anti-immigration.
Every time I turn on O’Reilly these days I hear him opening his show by going over black crime stats and ranting about how the UK is becoming Pakistan. All of these reporters who are now threatening to leave Fox News, are very strong Trump supporters and among the few in the entire media which is so corrupt, it supports Hillary Clinton unconditionally.
If these people leave Fox, Trump will have zero support in the media, zero positive news on him, only biased negative content. This sounds more like a coup aimed at Trump than at Roger Ailes himself.
The network as led by O’Reilly and Hannity has been shifting to the right lately, Megyn Kelly on the other hand seems to spend all her shows interviewing social justice warriors and talking with Michael Moore.
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