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RUPERT MURDOCH IS NOT ROGER AILES’S BFF

March 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite his continued success at building the Fox News network into a cable-TV behemoth, Roger Ailes’s relationship with his boss, Rupert Murdoch, remains rather distant, Ailes indicates in a new book, Roger Ailes: Off Camera. In an excerpt of the book published by Vanity Fair, Ailes asks rhetorically, “Does Rupert like?” He then goes on: “I think so, but it doesn’t matter. When I go up to the magic room in the sky every three months, if my numbers are right, I get to live. If not, I’m killed. Our relationship isn’t about love — it’s about arithmetic. Survival means hitting your numbers. I’ve met or exceeded mine in 56 straight quarters. The reason is: I treat Rupert’s money like it is mine.”