I don’t have too much love for Fox News, as I think it has basically pushed the right-wing of America leftward by promoting memes like “I don’t have any problem with gay people, I just don’t think they should be allowed to get married” and “I have no problem with mass immigration from Africa and India, I just don’t want illegal Mexican immigration” and “most Muslims are good people who love America, but a few of them are bad terrorists.”
That said, Ailes was a genius, completely reshaping the entire concept of television news. Maybe not reshaping it for the better, but that isn’t the point.
This was a blue-collar man from a factory town in Ohio whose drunken father abandoned his family who made himself into one of the most influential men on the planet.
He just got his entire legacy destroy by a random diabolical feminist sl*t.
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel, stepped down Thursday, a startling fall from grace for one of the most powerful figures in American journalism.
The resignation, effective immediately, was announced by the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox. Two weeks ago, Ailes was sued for sexual harassment by Gretchen Carlson, a former host of Fox & Friends who left the company last month when her contract wasn’t renewed.
She needed to be replaced for the same reason that it is unlikely anyone would sexually harass her: 50-year-old women are not appealing.
But I’m sure the sexual vibes were real in her mind.
Carlson said her career was sabotaged after she refused Ailes’ sexual advances. She also had “reported disparaging treatment in the newsroom,” including what she said was a “sexist and condescending” way her co-host, Steve Doocy, dealt with her, her lawsuit claimed.
I guess the simplest answer is that he’s part of a patriarchal conspiracy against her.
Ailes has vigorously denied Carlson’s claims. But 21st Century Fox immediately launched an internal investigation, interviewing other employees. This week, a lawyer for Megyn Kelly, the network’s most hated but still rising star, acknowledged that she spoke to the investigators from law firm Paul, Weiss. In the interview, she revealed that she also was sexually harassed by Ailes in the past, according to a report by New York magazine. Other women also have recently told New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman that they were sexually harassed by Ailes prior to his founding of Fox News in 1996.
Of course, Megyn Kelly a hardcore leftist feminist wants to take down the evil white male patriarchy.
This is after Ailes defended Megyn in her war with Trump but this is what you get when you partner yourself with the devil.
So what the hell is “sexual harassment” anyway?
Is it rape?
Is it ass-grabbing?
Is it flirting?
Is it jokes?
Is it winking?
The simple answer is:
It’s whatever the hell women say it is. It’s an idiotic hoax. If he sexually assaulted them, they should call the cops. Otherwise, they should shut their slut mouths.
With the scandal erupting rapidly, Fox executives began negotiating the 76-year old executive’s departure. Tuesday, Ailes’ lawyer, Susan Estrich, confirmed his negotiation with 21st Century Fox for severance. The company didn’t immediately comment on the severance package. But Sherman tweeted Thursday that it could be as much as $60 million, paid out over time and including fees for consulting Fox after Ailes’ formal exit.
21st Century Fox and Fox News couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
“Within just two weeks of her filing a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, Gretchen Carlson’s extraordinary courage has caused a seismic shift in the media world,” Carlson’s lawyers said in a statement Thursday. “We hope that all businesses now understand that women will no longer tolerate sexual harassment and reputable companies will no longer shield those who abuse women. We thank all the brave women who spoke out about this issue.”
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He will be aided by three of Ailes’ deputies in running the network: Bill Shine, Jay Wallace and Mark Kranz.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there was something more going on here.
Ailes is a friend of Trump, you know.
Even as he was negotiating the end of his time leading Fox News, Roger Ailes was still talking with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The two counseled each other in multiple phone calls this week, two Trump aides told CNNMoney.
A spokeswoman for Trump said the candidate declined to comment on Ailes’ departure.
Ailes, who founded Fox News in 1996 and has led it ever since, resigned on Thursday amid sexual harassment allegations from current and former Fox staffers.
There was immediate speculation — even among some Fox staffers — that Ailes might seek to advise Trump in a formal capacity now that he is no longer with Fox News.
A spokesperson for Ailes could not immediately be reached, and his public statement gave no indication about his future plans.
In addition to a long television career, Ailes worked as an operative and power player in Republican politics, and served as a consultant to three Republican presidents.
Ailes and Trump have had a friendly relationship for decades.
We’ll see, but I predict Fox is now going to try and sabotage Trump’s election, and that’s what this whole “sexual harassment” gibberish is about.
I can just about guarantee it.
Murdoch is a Hillary-supporter, and this is really just too much to be a coincidence.
We hope Ailes will now make a new network with his own money where he can be the owner not just the director. Hopefully all the awesome FOX reporters will go to Ailes’s new network, like Hannity, O’Reilly, Judge Jeanine, Greta, etc
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