Roger Ailes

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Geraldo on Ailes: 'I Am Filled With Regret'

Says sorry for doubting accusers, says Ailes is 'deceitful, selfish misogynist' if charges are true

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson has settled with Fox over her sexual harassment suit against ex-boss Roger Ailes, and Geraldo Rivera has come to terms that perhaps there was something behind her complaint. Per Variety , Rivera apologized late Thursday on Facebook for publicly expressing doubts about Carlson's claims and those of other... More »

Fox Settles Gretchen Carlson's Sex Harassment Suit for $20M

And Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson will take $20 million off Fox News' hands, settling on Roger Ailes' behalf in response to Carlson's sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit, reports Vanity Fair . Included with the settlement is what the magazine calls an "unprecedented" public apology for Carlson, an apparent effort by Fox... More »

8 'Least Powerful' People in the World

A certain former pope makes the list

(Newser) - Lists of the "most powerful" people are easy to find, but 24/7 Wall St takes the opposite tack with this one. The website set out to find the "least powerful" people in the world, defined as those who once held mighty clout but then suffered a "precipitous... More »

Ex-Host Sues: Fox Like a 'Playboy Mansion-Like Cult'

Andrea Tantaros also accuses Roger Ailes of harassment

(Newser) - The departure of Roger Ailes hasn't stopped the legal trouble over sexual harassment claims at Fox News. On Monday, former host Andrea Tantaros sued the network, Ailes, and other Fox execs and alleged that she was punished after she complained about inappropriate remarks by Ailes, reports USA Today . According... More »

Report: Roger Ailes Is Prepping Trump for Debates

But campaign denies any formal or informal role for ex-Fox exec

(Newser) - Roger Ailes has reportedly found a new role since resigning from Fox News last month: helping Donald Trump prep for the presidential debates. According to three anonymous sources who spoke to the New York Times , Ailes is helping Trump's team as they get the GOP nominee ready for his... More »

Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News

It's official

(Newser) - It's official: Fox News reports that Roger Ailes has resigned from his role as CEO of the network, effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will become acting CEO, and will also assume Ailes' former role as chairman of Fox News and Fox Business Network. "Roger Ailes has made a remarkable... More »

Report: Megyn Kelly Says Roger Ailes Harassed Her

The alleged harassment took place a decade or so ago

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is telling investigators that Fox News head Roger Ailes sexually harassed her during her early years at the network, two sources with knowledge of the investigation tell Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine. Sherman claims Kelly told investigators Ailes "made unwanted sexual advances at her" then described... More »

Sandwiched by Lawyers, Gretchen Carlson Speaks

She gives her first interview since filing her suit last week

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson says she "wanted to stand up for myself" and "for other women who maybe faced similar circumstances," in her first interview since suing Fox News chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. She tells the New York Times she first complained to Fox in 2009 when... More »

Women Step Forward to Defend, Accuse Roger Ailes

In wake of Gretchen Carlson's suit

(Newser) - After former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson sued Fox News head Roger Ailes for sexual harassment this week, more than 10 other women contacted her lawyers claiming they'd also been harassed by Ailes, Politico reports. New York Magazine spoke to six of the women—three former models, a former... More »

Ailes Slams 'Retaliatory' Sex Harassment Lawsuit

He says Gretchen Carlson is suing because her contract wasn't renewed

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson only filed a sexual harassment lawsuit because her contract wasn't renewed, according to the man she accuses of sexual harassment. The "allegations are false," Fox chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement Wednesday. "This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not... More »

Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes for Sex Harassment

And wrongful termination—she's been let go from Fox

(Newser) - Gretchen Carlson made waves last month when she voiced approval for an assault weapons ban , but that was nothing compared to the bomb she dropped Wednesday: that she's no longer employed by Fox News and she's filing a sexual harassment and wrongful termination suit against her former boss,... More »

Fox News 'Finished With Rubio'

'New York' says Roger Ailes and network have lost faith

(Newser) - "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." That's what Fox CEO Roger Ailes recently told a host at the network he leads, or so reports Gabriel Sherman for New York . Until now, according to Sherman, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from Fox, including softball interviews, "... More »

John Oliver Cracks 'Most Influential' List for Political Media

Mediaite's ranking of movers and shakers puts Roger Ailes at No. 1

(Newser) - It's been a "contentious, bizarre, and always entertaining primary season" so far in the world of politics, Mediaite notes in its roundup of the 25 "biggest movers and shakers" in the political media arena. And that type of season may have served as the perfect breeding ground... More »

Trump Finally Crossed the Fox News Line

Roger Ailes issues statement, is not pleased

(Newser) - OK, now Donald Trump has gone too far: Though the Republican presidential candidate managed to remain on decent terms with Fox News after he first slammed Megyn Kelly , his latest remarks on the Fox host have apparently, finally, crossed the line as far as the network is concerned. Roger Ailes... More »

Jon Stewart: Those 'Secret' Obama Meetings Weren't Secret

'I went through the normal White House entrance like everybody else'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart only has a few more days until his final signoff on Aug. 6 as host of The Daily Show, but he's not going quietly. The most recent noise revolves around what Politico has labeled Stewart's "secret" meetings with President Obama , a "sinister" description that... More »

Alec Baldwin Getting MSNBC Show: Report

Host to focus on politics in prime time slot: insider

(Newser) - Sounds like Alec Baldwin will soon have a regular outlet for his political views. An unnamed insider tells Mediaite that Baldwin is set to host a politically-focused MSNBC show on Fridays at 10pm. The channel hasn't confirmed the news, though the source says it's a certainty. The show... More »

Murdoch Tried to Buy US Presidency—Media Yawn

Carl Bernstein rips into coverage at Washington Post, elsewhere

(Newser) - Carl Bernstein can't quite believe how the US media mostly ignored what he sees as a bombshell story: As his Watergate partner Bob Woodward revealed earlier this month , Rupert Murdoch tried to get David Petreaus to run for president last year, promising to bankroll his campaign and give him... More »

Petraeus: 'I Love Roger Ailes'

Transcript of call with Fox Reporter revealed

(Newser) - Did Roger Ailes really try to convince David Petraeus to run for president in April 2011? Just how close was the general with the conservative network? Well, you can now judge for yourself, because the Washington Post has published the full transcript of the call Bob Woodward obtained between Petraeus... More »

Fox's Ailes Offered to Back Petraeus Presidential Bid

He urged general to reject CIA directorship, reports Bob Woodward

(Newser) - Fox News chief Roger Ailes made a serious effort last year to enlist Gen. David Petraeus to seek the GOP nomination for president, reports Bob Woodward for the Washington Post . Fox News national security analyst Kathleen McFarland was asked to speak to the general on Ailes' behalf on a trip... More »

Why Murdoch, Ailes Are No Romney Fans

Romney 'too soft' for News Corp honcho, NYT reveals

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch has never been a big fan of Mitt Romney, and the lukewarm feeling is mutual, the New York Times finds. On Romney's two visits to the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal—which printed a scathing attack on the "confused" Romney campaign yesterday—there was... More »

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