The man behind the most successful cable news channel is officially gone. Roger Ailes was fired out the cannon. As of 4:00pm news went out that the 76 year old political agitator and business mogul was loaded in the cannon and fired out the tent.
For a portion of his contract, he will stay on 21th Century Fox (Fox Television) until 2018.
Ailes public response leaked to The Drudge Report.
With your support, I am proud that we have built Fox News and Fox Business Channels into powerful and lucrative news organizations that inform our audience and reward our shareholders. I take particular pride in the role that I have played advancing the careers of the many women I have promoted to executive and on-air positions. Many of these talented journalists have deservedly become household names known for their intelligence and strength, whether reporting the news, fair and balanced, and offering exciting opinions on our opinion programs. . Fox News has become Number 1 in all of cable because I consistently identified and promoted the most talented men and women in television, and they performed at the highest levels.
Having spent 20 years building this historic business, I will not allow my presence to become a distraction from the work that must be done every day to ensure that Fox News and Fox Business continue to lead our industry. I am confident that everyone at Fox News and Fox Business will continue as the standard setters that they are, and that the businesses are well positioned for even greater success in the future.
I am proud of our accomplishments and look forward to continuing to work with you as an adviser in building 21st Century Fox.
All the best,
It was Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly who took the controversial Republican media mogul down. Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. She managed to get other women to inform the Murdochs about the behind the scene antics of the Fox News network.
Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan hired a law firm and did an investigation of all the workers and staff at News Corp. Some of the people working say that Roger was a nasty old guy who had a fixation for blonde women in mini skirts.
Megyn Kelly, then a reporter admitted that Ailes did harass her. It was enough to get Ailes out of Fox News effective immediately.
Ailes who has been a muckraker for most of his life finally got shafted by the Murdoch family.
The scandal comes as turmoil boils between Republicans at their own convention. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) disgraced the stage by not endorsing Donald Trump for president.
Melania Trump stole phrases from First Lady Michelle Obama and the speech was panned.
Mike Pence was extremely boring and his acceptance speech wasn't memorable. Cruz, Rudy Giuliani, David Clarke and Newt Gingrich were the biggest assholes of the night.
He leaves a company that he's ran since its beginnings in 1996.
The Drudge Report got the siren running now.
MURDOCH AND SONS TO ADDRESS NEWSROOM THIS HOUR ABOUT THE CHANGES...
If Sean "Softball" Hannity and Bill O'Reilly do leave Fox News, maybe it's a good thing for Ailes.
Ailes has been a profitable asset to Fox News. If he goes and take his loyal supporters with him, it could ruin the network.