Tag Archives: Roger Ailes

Trump Rages At Fox: “Where Are You, Roger Ailes?”

The Hill reports: President Trump targeted Fox News late Tuesday while tweeting praise for its late chairman, Roger Ailes. Trump swiped at the network in multiple tweets for having Donna Brazile, a former Democratic National Committee chair, as a contributor. Trump critics quickly pounced on the president’s tweet about Ailes, noting that the former Fox chairman, who had been accused …

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TRAILER: Bombshell – The Roger Ailes Story [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Real clips of Fox News personalities like Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade are spliced throughout the jaw-dropping new trailer for Bombshell — a movie from director Jay Roach about the downfall of late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and the sexual harassment allegations that precipitated it. The first full trailer for the movie shows clips of Doocy and …

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BOOK: John Boehner Offered Roger Ailes Benghazi Info To Stop Fox News From Booking Fringe Republicans

From reporter Yashar Ali’s newsletter: In 2014, then-Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to bait Fox News Chief Roger Ailes into pulling certain conservative lawmakers off the Fox airwaves by revealing non-public information about a forthcoming House investigation into the Benghazi attack, according to a new book set to be released next week. The book, “American Carnage” by Politico …

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Roger Ailes Doc Grosses $12K On Opening Weekend

From the Hollywood Reporter: Documentaries have flourished at the box office this year — but not Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, a critical examination of the infamous and hugely influential Fox News chief who was ultimately brought down by numerous allegations of sexual harassment. Magnolia Films, which acquired U.S. rights to the doc out of the Toronto …

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John Lithgow To Play Roger Ailes In Sex Scandal Film

Has John Lithgow ever played somebody so totally evil? John Lithgow will play Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief who masterfully exploited the country’s political divisions to rise to the top of the cable news heap, in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about the sexual harassment scandal that ended his career. The Tony and Emmy winner joins a cast of heavyweights that …

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Nicole Kidman To Play Former Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson In Movie About Roger Ailes Sex Abuse Scandal

Variety reports: Nicole Kidman is in talks to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down. Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray former network host Megyn Kelly. Jay Roach is directing, with “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph penning the …

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White House Formally Announces Hiring Of Former Fox News Exec Alleged To Have Shielded Sexual Harassers

CNBC reports: Bill Shine, who was the co-president of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, has officially joined the Trump administration, the White House said Thursday. Shine will join the White House staff as President Donald Trump’s assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications, the White House said. Shine “brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and …

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Russell Crowe To Play Roger Ailes in Showtime Series

Deadline Hollywood reports: Showtime has given an eight-episode order to a limited series about Roger Ailes, with Oscar winner Russell Crowe set to star as the controversial Fox News founder in his US television debut. The as-yet untitled series, a Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and his …

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REVEALED: Disgraced Former Fox Host Bill O’Reilly Paid $32M Sexual Harassment Claim, Sent Woman Gay Porn

The New York Times reports: Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such …

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Fox News Drops “Fair & Balanced” Slogan

New York Magazine reports: As Fox News moves further into the post–Roger Ailes era, the network is shedding one of its most iconic elements. According to network executives, Fox News has abandoned the marketing slogan “Fair & Balanced.” The decision was made last August after Ailes’s ouster by Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, because the phrase had “been mocked,” one …

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Son Of Roger Ailes Vows Revenge On His Late Father’s Sexual Harassment Accusers: “Hell Is Coming With Me”

From Laura Ingraham’s Lifezette blog: Friends and family of former Fox News chairman and founding CEO Roger Ailes gathered together and mourned his death Saturday during an intimate service at the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida. Family and friends alike remembered Ailes as fiercely committed to his principles and always willing to lend a hand to …

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Bill O’Reilly: Fox Founder Roger Ailes Died Of “Hatred”

The Daily Dot reports: Fox News founder Roger Ailes officially died of complications from “a subdural hematoma” after falling and hitting his head in his home. But according to Bill O’Reilly that is incorrect. His former boss died because of “hatred.” “We are living in a rough age, with technological advances changing behavior and perspective,” O’Reilly said in his obituary …

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George H.W. Bush Pays Tribute To Roger Ailes: “Not Sure I’d Have Been President Without His Loyal Help”

The Washington Examiner reports: Former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday paid tribute to Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, who acted as a political consultant to Bush and other Republican presidents. “He wasn’t perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend and I loved him,” Bush wrote Thursday on Twitter. “Not sure I would have been President without his …

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Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Dies At Age 77

Matt Drudge is reporting that Fox News founder and former chairman has died at the age of 77. Ailes resigned from the network last year after multiple women came forward with claims of sexual harassment. Ailes’s wife has issued a statement: I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a …

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Fox News Sex Lawsuit Tab Soars To $45 Million

The Hill reports: Twenty-First Century Fox has incurred $45 million in costs from litigation related to alleged sexual harassment, according to a new report. The company disclosed the numbers Monday in a regulatory filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, The New York Times reported. The SEC filing said $10 million of the total is “related to settlements of pending …

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Fox News Fires Co-President Bill Shine After Accusations That He Covered Up Incidents Of Sexual Harassment

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News. The move comes as Shine was due back on Monday after two days out of the office for a pre-planned long weekend. Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Roger Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the network last …

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Fox News Contributor Sues Company, Claims She Was Denied Promotion For Refusing To Screw Roger Ailes

Business Insider reports: Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky on Monday filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News, the network’s current co-president, and its ex-Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The explosive complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court, alleged Ailes made a regular hosting spot on “The Five” contingent on Roginsky having a sexual relationship with Ailes, which the …

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VOICE OF TRUMPERICA: Roger Ailes Reportedly Up For State Department Post Running The Voice Of America

According to reports on Twitter, disgraced former Fox News president Roger Ailes is under consideration to become Trump’s Under Secretary of Diplomacy and Public Affairs, a State Department post that would place him in charge of the Voice Of America. Additionally, Trump is reportedly planning to revamp the Voice Of America in the style of Russia’s state-run propaganda outlet, RT …

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Fox News Latino To Close Down Tomorrow

Roger Ailes is out and now so is the spinoff he created. The Hill reports: Fox News Latino’s (FNL) six-year run will officially end at midnight Friday. FNL national correspondent Bryan Llenas tweeted the news on his personal account on Thursday. “When we launched in October of 2010, we were faced with a daunting task: Report on Latino stories in …

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REPORT: Megyn Kelly Reveals Sexual Assault Attempt By Former Fox Chairman Roger Ailes In New Book

Radar Online reports: Fox News star Megyn Kelly has unveiled explosive new charges against the network’s founder, Roger Ailes, claiming the disgraced 76-year-old executive tried to sexually assault her in his New York office and hinted she would be fired when she “pushed him away.” RadarOnline.com can reveal that the 45-year-old anchor’s bombshell account was added at the last minute …

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