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FOX NEWS’S AILES BLASTS DOJ’S PROBE OF FOX REPORTER

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News chief Roger Ailes on Thursday vowed to challenge the government’s investigation of James Rosen and other Fox News employees who are being investigated as co-conspirators in releasing classified information. In a message to Fox News staff, Ailes said, “I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why […]

CONSERVATIVE SOUL SEARCHING FOLLOWING SCHOOL SHOOTING

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reacting to the Connecticut shootings on Friday, Rupert Murdoch tweeted, “Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” The following day he reacted to President Obama’s statement on the tragedy by commenting on Twitter: “Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy, but how about some bold leadership action?” His remarks immediately […]

JAMES MURDOCH: CENSURED IN UK, UPPED IN US

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after the British media regulator OFCOM said that James Murdoch’s conduct as head of News International while the telephone hacking scandal unfolded “repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman,” reports emerged that News Corp is about to appoint him as head of […]

ALL (BUT ONE) NEWS CORP EXECS TAKE COMPENSATION HIT

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all of News Corp’s top executives, only Fox News Channel Chairman Roger Ailes received a raise in 2011, according to SEC filings reported by today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times. Ailes, in fact, received a 30 percent increase in compensation to $21.1 million versus $15.6 million in 2011. Other top officers took significant hits to […]

AILES REPORTEDLY REGRETS COMMENTS ABOUT NEW YORK TIMES

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes regrets his choice of words at Ohio University last Monday when he referred to New York Times reporters as “a bunch of lying scum,” media reporter Howard Kurtz wrote today (Wednesday) in TheDailyBeast.com. Kurtz, who remarked that Ailes’s words amounted to “a pretty sweeping indictment of a top newspaper, even […]

ROGER AILES — AP ISN’T “NEUTRAL”

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes believes that the Associated Press is yet another mainstream news outlet that is neither fair nor balanced. In an interview with WOUB, a public radio station in Athens, OH, and reported by TVNewser.com, Ailes said that he began his career working at Ohio University’s radio station. “They used to […]

MORE FOX NEWS POSTINGS FROM GAWKER’S “MOLE”

April 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Well, Gawker’s “mole” may have been outed — and ousted — by Fox News PDQ, but it now appears that he may have made off with the equivalent of the Pentagon Papers. Gawker today (Friday) is publishing some additional files it received from Joe Muto, including a photo of three men and a topless woman. […]

FOX NEWS CHANNEL — TEN YEARS AT NO. 1

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel celebrated the tenth anniversary of the day it overtook CNN to become the most-watched cable news network. It has never looked back. Last year it averaged 1.87 million viewers in primetime versus 689,000 for CNN, according to Nielsen Research. Thus far in 2012, it has averaged 1.9 million viewers versus […]

AILES RAILS OVER PALIN’S DISLOYALTY TO FOX

November 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Sarah Palin’s future as a Fox News commentator appears to be in doubt following a New York magazine report that she angered Roger Ailes, the conservative news network’s chairman, by making her announcement that she will not run for president on Mark Levin’s radio talk show instead of Fox News. The magazine, citing unnamed sources, […]

AILES COULD JUMP FOX NEWS’S SHIP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News chief Roger Ailes maintains that he has not made a decision yet about whether he will remain with the cable network after his contract expires in less than two years. In an interview with the Associated Press, he also left open the possibility of entertaining offers from competitors. “The bad news is, I […]

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