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Fox News CEO Rules Out Presidential Bid in 2012

'I can't take the pay cut,' Roger Ailes jokes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2009 5:30 PM CDT
Fox News CEO Rules Out Presidential Bid in 2012
Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes visits the studio of Fox Business Morning during its debut on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Roger Ailes won’t run for president in 2012, despite appeals from friends and associates. The Fox News CEO says he thinks he’ll serve the nation better in his current role: “This country needs fair and balanced news more now than ever before, so I’m going to decline a run for the presidency,” Ailes tells Politico. “Besides, I can’t take the pay cut.”
(Read more Roger Ailes stories.)

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