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Roger Ailes

  1. cable news news
    Ailes on Ailes: Fox News Chief Is Writing an Autobiography Does this mean he’s thinking of stepping down?
  2. early and often
    The Fox News Candidate Is … Fox NewsLike any good candidate, the network plans to tack toward the center for the general election.
  3. cable news news
    Why Does Fox News Have 24/7 NYPD Protection?Maybe it’s because of Roger Ailes.
  4. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin Got Scolded by a Furious Roger Ailes“I paid her for two years to make this announcement on my network.”
  5. the national interest
    Roger Ailes Continues to Insult Fox News“I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.”
  6. the national interest
    Roger Ailes Abuses His Employees in PublicFor some reason, he just unloaded on all his anchors, one after another.
  7. jesus christie
    Gawker Is Taking Chris Christie to CourtThe New Jersey governor’s relationship with Fox News boss Roger Ailes is the target of the gossip blog’s lawsuit.
  8. video
    Gabriel Sherman and John Heilemann on Morning Joe: Will Murdoch Prevail?Plus, how Fox News is looking strong, despite wider News Corp. controversy.
  9. murdoch scandal
    In the Murdoch Hacking Scandal, Roger Ailes Stands to GainAiles’s Fox News fiefdom has avoided any connection to the hacking uproar.
  10. roger ailes
    Gawker Uncovers a 1970 ‘Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News’What else is just floating around the Nixon Library?
  11. jesus christie
    New Jersey Hush-Hush on Chris Christie’s Relationship With Roger AilesGawker blocked by executive privilege.
  12. cable news news
    Roger Ailes: ‘I’d Like to Hire Hillary Clinton. She Looks Unhappy’Also, Andrew Cuomo “could be a good candidate for president.”
  13. cable news news
    Traveling With Roger Ailes Is ‘Like a Scene Straight Out of 24That sounds kind of fun?
  14. video
    Gabe Sherman on Morning Joe: Roger Ailes vs. Glenn Beck“Roger realized Glenn’s brand was overtaking his network.”
  15. cable news catfights
    Roger Ailes: ‘People Tell Me All the Time It Was Truly Pathetic That I Was the One Who Gave Chris Matthews His Start on Television.’To be fair, Matthews kind of walked into it.
  16. reganomics
    Judith Regan Settles Lawsuit That Threatened to Implicate AilesA lawsuit that threatened to pull in Roger Ailes is settled out of court.
  17. cable news news
    If You Work at Roger Ailes’s Upstate Local Newspapers, He Might Have You FollowedOr watch you poop.
  18. cable news news
    Roger Ailes Doesn’t Care If You Say Beck Quit or Got Fired“We’re pretty happy with both.”
  19. media moguls
    Roger Ailes and Jon Meacham Had Lunch Together at Michael’sA man date!
  20. media moguls
    James Murdoch Annointed as Deputy COO of News Corp.He’ll continue to serve as CEO and chairman of News Corp. International.
  21. america’s sweetheart
    Going Rogue on Ailes Could Leave Palin on Thin IceAsking advice from the Fox News chief, then ignoring it.
  22. party chat
    Judith Regan Wants to Publish a Book of Charlie Sheen’s PoetryAnd she wants to be his nanny.
  23. cable news news
    Roger Ailes Is the Fox News Exec Judith Regan Claimed Ordered Her to Lie to FedsBear with us.
  24. bubba
    Bill Clinton’s Liberalness Isn’t Why Roger Ailes Didn’t Offer Him a Show on Fox NewsIt was that he wouldn’t shut up.
  25. cable news news
    Esquire: Roger Ailes Is a Sensitive Fighter Because He’s … a Hemophiliac?There’s one theory.
  26. cable news catfights
    Roger Ailes Is Very Sorry He Called NPR a ‘Nazi’Some selections of from the #NPRGoesNazi tweet meme.
  27. cable news catfights
    Roger Ailes Calls NPR ‘Nazis,’ Threatens Dana Milbank’s Balls“They are, of course, Nazis.” Of course.
  28. cable news catfights
    Roger Ailes: Obama ‘Just Has a Different Belief System Than Most Americans’Is that “socialism”? Or “Islam”?
  29. make my day
    Rich, Polarizing New Yorkers Carry GunsThese are probably the guys who need a little extra security.
  30. white men with money
    So What Did the Big Media Executives Rake in Last Year?A lot, as it turns out.
  31. cable news news
    Is Keith Olbermann More Vengeful Than Even Roger Ailes?Let’s compare two recent gaffes at MSNBC and Fox News.
  32. in other news
    Don’t Expect News Corp. to Ditch Roger Ailes Anytime SoonReports out this morning have the Fox News titan on the outs with the Murdoch family, and therefore out at the media conglomerate. But don’t bet on it.
  33. media moguls
    Cower in Fear Before Your Master: Fox News Chief Roger AilesIn case you needed a reminder: dude is powerful.
  34. politics as unusual
    Friends Want Roger Ailes to Run for President in 2012Related: We want Tina Fey to run for governor.
  35. what the fox
    The Battle Between Fox News and the White House RagesMaybe O’Reilly and Gibbs should just arm wrestle and end it.
  36. Fox Warlock Roger Ailes to Remain in Power for Another Five YearsHe will continue casting his conservative spells over viewers of Fox News and Fox Business Network until he is 73 years old.
  37. gossipmonger
    Naomi Campbell Justly Booed for Cutting the Customs Line at JFKIt’s about time the little people struck back against Naomi! And more, in Friday’s gossip roundup.
  38. in other news
    Phil Griffin Will Not Let the Fox News Baddies Get Him DownThe new MSNBC president sounds off on rival Fox News.
  39. company town
    Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Shares Already Sinking AgainWashington’s weekend moves appeared to initially help but may not have stuck. That, and other industry news in our daily wrapup.
  40. company town
    Fox News Sicced Bill O’Reilly on NBC’s Punk AssThin-skinned media bigwigs trade insults, Microsoft and Yahoo continue to make eyes at each other across the boardroom table, and a mysterious, rich felon moves into the Plaza … all in today’s roundup of media, finance, law and real-estate news.
  41. company town
    Steve Schwarzman Takes the Fun Out of BuybacksFINANCE • Steve Schwarzman found yet another way to stiff his investors, using the GSO deal as an elaborate cover to buyback shares of Blackstone without the typical benefit a buyback program gives to other shareholders. No wonder the Chinese, who have lost $1 billion on Blackstone, hate him. [DealBook/NYT] • Bank of America bought Countrywide Financial, the huge mortgage company teetering at the edge of bankruptcy, for $4 billion in stock. Some observers worry the deal will take the bank down, but considering Countrywide was worth $30 billion before the mortgage meltdown, it may yet make B of A CEO Ken Lewis a king. [Deal Journal/WSJ] • Merrill Lynch will likely take a $15 billion write-down next week, far in excess of the $12 billion some already bearish analysts had predicted. John Thain is looking to rescue the bank with still more foreign investment capital, but with the Senate getting anxious, that stream dry up. [NYT, NYP]
  42. in other news
    Roger Ailes Is Chesty, Related to Lucifer. Maybe.Many of you may not know Dan Cooper. He’s a sort-of-disgruntled former employee of the Fox News Channel who worked through its launch in 1996 and 1997 (according to his Website, he helped figure out how to get “truly local weather to be placed in a ‘bug’ in the corner of the screen”). He’s been writing a book about the experience, called Naked Launch, which is apparently pretty scathing to FNC co-creator Roger Ailes. Jossip hears that he’s about to set part of his criticism on his Website later today, including this gem: The best thing that ever happened to Roger Ailes was 9/11. Even Roger Ailes, Machiavellian as he was, couldn’t have dreamed up anybody as fabulous as Usama bin Laden (Allah told Roger to spell it Usama), or UBL, as Fox News called him. Because somebody up there, or down there, loved Roger, 9/11 happened on his watch. It gave him the opportunity to throw gasoline on the bonfire he had already set to scorch and destroy traditional liberal values. For those of you under 50, the United States once had liberal values. There was even such a thing as liberal Republicans. That’s enough of that, because I know talking about the Devil’s spawn and blond big-boobed temptresses is far more interesting. But hang on a bit. On 9/11 and Ailes, well, duh. But we kind of love Roger Ailes for what he’s done with the Fox Business Network of Joy and for being so unashamed about everything Foxy. Still, “Devil’s spawn” and “big-boobed temptresses”? We’d totally buy a book about him if it were written in the voice of Anne Rice! Former Roger Ailes Confidant Dan Cooper is Ready to Spill Blood [Jossip]
  43. intel
    CNBC and the ‘Times’: United Against Fox Business Network!Did anybody else notice the funny timing of the New York Times’ attack coverage of Fox Business Network? On January 4, Jacques Steinberg and Brian Stelter wrote a story called “Few Viewers for Infancy of Fox Business,” in which the two television writers tore down the new channel for getting only about 6,000 viewers during the day. “By contrast, Fox Business’s chief competitor, CNBC, attracted about 283,000 viewers each weekday,” the story explained, going on to accuse FBN of having “bravado” during their launch. “Thus far, at least, CNBC would seem to have easily eluded Fox’s crosshairs,” the writers cackle. The numbers were based on secret Nielsen ratings for the new channel that only CNBC and FBN had paid to receive. On the same day, there were several other stories on the topic, with less gleeful Schadenfreude. And since, in those stories, a Fox rep spoke with reporters, it’s probably a safe bet that they didn’t cooperate on the Times story. In other words, they probably didn’t leak the unpublished Nielsen ratings: CNBC most likely did. Now, it’s pretty easy to understand wanting Rupert Murdoch and Fox to fail. But the aggression in this story was put into a surprising new context yesterday when it was announced that CNBC and the New York Times are starting a content-sharing partnership that has been in the works for a while. From the Reuters story reporting the collaboration: The deal also gives the Times and CNBC access to each other’s breaking business news as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp prepares to fight them both with the nascent Fox Business Network cable channel and the recently acquired Wall Street Journal. Um, huh. Is it us, or does it seem like CNBC and the Times had already started fighting side by side?
  44. company town
    CNBC to Roger Ailes: ‘Nanny Nanny Boo Boo’MEDIA • Despite Roger Ailes’s declaration that Fox Business Channel would start a “revolution” against rival business channel CNBC, this war appears to have petered out after a skirmish: Only about 6,300 people a day, on average, watch the babes of FBN, compared to the 283,000 who tune in to CNBC for that dreamy hunk Charlie Gasparino. [NYT] • Let the stunts begin! David Letterman plans to shave off his beard on the air next Monday: “Can we get a guy in here Monday to shave me? Now, a good guy, because the last time we did this, I looked like—when he was done, I looked like I’d been in a knife fight.” No word yet on whether Conan O’Brien, who’s writers unlike Letterman’s are still on strike, will lose his whiskers. Meanwhile, Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel turned down Colbert’s invite to appear on his show, showing solidarity with the strikers. [NYDN, NYO] • The Writers Guild is facing its own little labor problem: The East Coast branch’s internal staff claims that the contract they signed back in October was later changed without their permission. Let’s see, what’s that word … something writers always love. Oh, right, irony. [NYP]
  45. in other news
    Mel Brooks Hiding Concerns About ‘Young Frankenstein’?On Wednesday night when we ran into Mel Brooks at the Fox Business Network launch party, he told us that he was still making “nips and cuts” to his new Broadway show, Young Frankenstein, which is in previews right now. “It’s going in the right direction,” he assured us, jollily. But apparently Mel is painting a rosy picture. In today’s Post, Michael Riedel reports that Brooks and the Frankenstein crew are panicking because lead actor Roger Bart’s back problems are going to prevent him from taking the stage in most performances. He has a talented understudy, but Riedel’s source (someone ridiculously nicknamed “Deep Abby Norman”) says that producers are looking for a more famous lead. Eddie Izzard and Hugh Jackman have both been mentioned. We’re guessing, though, if he happened to ask Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes at the FBN party for their thoughts, they’d have given the same advice we will: Pick whoever is the hottest. Decision Is Spinal [NYP] Earlier: Fox Business Network: The Victory Party
  46. party lines
    Fox Business Network: The Victory PartyLast night’s launch party for Fox Business Network had so many media and business moguls, you couldn’t throw a canapé without mussing up the rug of some very important dude. Seriously, our throats were burning from inhaling the perfume of wealth and success. In one corner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, Liz Smith chatted with Mel Brooks and Harvey Weinstein. (Apparently, Harvey loves the channel. “I love Roger Ailes,” he said, though he would not tell us what he liked the best or whether he ate Money for Breakfast.) In another corner, Oscar and Annette de la Renta greeted Regis and Joy Philbin. And kingly in the middle of it all, like a pair of samurai and their husbands, were Rupert Murdoch, Les Moonves, Julie Chen, and Rupert’s wife, Wendi Deng. “Wendi, we love your bracelets!” we cried in unison, suddenly morphing into Blair’s sidekicks in Gossip Girl. “They were only twenty dollars,” she exclaimed. Wow, we thought. Wendi is so down-to-earth! “But this wasn’t,” she laugh-cackled, flashing us her index finger, which was adorned with what looked to be the actual Hope Diamond.
  47. in other news
    Optimism Rules! FBN Takes a Bite Out Of CNBCSo the numbers are in, and it looks like Fox Business Network and its ruthless cadre of joy buccaneers has made a dent on the cable finance-news market. Well, the numbers aren’t quite in – FBN won’t be officially tracked until next year. But it looked like during their first week on the air, audience numbers for rival CNBC dipped noticeably Monday through Thursday across a wide range of indicators. This is great news for Roger Ailes, who was probably only planning on measuring the network’s success on how much it damaged CNBC, his former home, anyway. CNBC did make strides in the coveted 25 to 54 age demographic, but this is where their pragmatism will get in the way. A slight positive in a wash of negative news on CNBC would be treated as a defeat. On FBN, it would be a win, win, win!! Viewership Dips, But Key Demo Gains During Four Days After Fox Business Network Launch [Multichannel]
  48. party lines
    Jack and Suzy Welch Envy Each Other Last night moguls and media types gathered to celebrate the revamp of Business Week. Henry Kissinger, Dylan Lauren, Atoosa Rubenstein, and Alexis Stewart (Martha’s daughter) all rallied at Guastavino’s to toast editor-in-chief Stephen Adler. Michael Eisner praised the redesign and then got down to business with us about — what else? — the Fox Business Network.”When you have Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes doing a project, you can’t discount it,” he told us. “So I suspect it will be competitive and successful.” Eisner reminded us that he has his own show on CNBC, a network he thinks is “pretty entrenched and well done.” “I think it will be a long time before they’re taken over the way CNN was taken over by Fox News,” he said. “It’s not really analogous.”
  49. in other news
    Fox Business Network and CNBC: Can’t We All Just Get Along?The Economist makes a good point today. Why, if CNBC is distributed into 90 million homes and the fledgling Fox Business Network has only barged its way into 30 million, is the old network so worried? CNBC is already doing what FBN claims it will try to newly achieve — that is, bringing business news to the common man and taking a pro-business approach. Since both FBN and CNBC were shepherded into life by Roger Ailes himself, Fox will obviously face a major problem differentiating itself, let alone improving upon the formula. But will that even matter? As the mag points out, a rising stock market tends to be good for ratings, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is at a new record high. Plus, the subprime crisis in August gave CNBC its best numbers in half a decade. If that all continues, there might be enough demand for both networks to flourish. Now that wouldn’t be any fun, would it? A New Business Channel Takes on General Electric’s CNBC [The Economist]
  50. in other news
    Roger Ailes on CNBCWhen we saw the Wall Street Journal interview today with Fox Business Network overlord Roger Ailes, we were excited to learn more about the soon-to-debut channel. So when we began to flip through, we were less than delighted that all we read about was … CNBC. Ailes began his interview with the WSJ’s Rebecca Dana by saying, “I think the CNBC Fox Business Network so-called rivalry could be overblown.” And then he went on to rant about his former network for much of the rest of the interview. “They’ve embraced capitalism suddenly,” he chortles. “They’ve put on shows: what? Capitalism’s good! What a plan.” Oh, har. If this is the kind of muckraking journalism we can expect from FBN, we’ll definitely tune in! After the jump, more on what FBN’s Roger Ailes has to say about — what else? — Another network.
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