Roger Ailes - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Roger Ailes Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee. Fox offered no details on the case, but a lawyer for the employee said Beckel had "stormed out" of his office Tuesday when the man, who is a technician, came to do work on his computer, saying he was leaving because the w... Fri, 19 May 2017 18:58:00 GMT 2017-05-19T18:58:00Z Death of Ailes reveals Fox News at a crossroads NEW YORK (AP) — On the surface, the Fox News Channel Roger Ailes left behind would seem to be thriving. Profits are strong, and it has spent much of 2017 as the most-watched network in all of cable television, not just cable news. Instead, Fox feels at a crossroads. Ongoing lawsuits related to the conduct of Ailes and others leaves a cloud over current ma... Fri, 19 May 2017 04:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T04:06:00Z 10 Things to Know for Friday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUMP CLAIMS WITCH HUNT The president denies that his campaign has collaborated with Russia or that he's tried to kill an FBI probe, contending a newly heightened investigation "hurts our country terribly." 2. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:06:00Z Roger Ailes' legacy: Transforming media and politics NEW YORK (AP) — Few media titans can claim a lasting legacy. They make their impact felt during stellar careers, and are honored and rewarded for it. Then, one way or another, they pass from the scene as other studio and network bosses, publishers and impresarios take their turns at wielding power and influence. This rule does not apply to Roger Ailes. Th... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:52:00Z The Latest: Bill O'Reilly pays tribute to Ailes on podcast NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 8 p.m. Bill O'Reilly is warmly remembering former Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes, who died after a fall at his home on May 10. During a four-minute tribute on his podcast Thursday, O'Reilly praises Ailes... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:49:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:49:00Z Fox News founder Roger Ailes died of complications from fall NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77. Ailes died after a fall at his Palm Beach home on... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:22:00Z Ailes' political legacy: GOP control in divided America NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is gone, but the world he created is not. In the wake of the Fox News Channel founder's death Thursday at 77, leaders in both parties said his TV network's influence in shaping American politics cannot be overstated. The former Nixon aide played an essential role in shifting the political debate sharply to th... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:09:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:09:00Z Reactions to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes' death on Thursday: "He wasn't perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help. RIP." —George H.W. Bush. "He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singleha... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:51:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:51:00Z Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77 NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77. The cause of death and where Ailes died was not r... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:22:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:22:00Z The Latest: George H.W. Bush weighs in on Ailes' death NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Former President George H.W. Bush is adding his voice to the many on social media mourning Ailes, saying his election in 1988 was in part due to the media strategist. Ailes acted as a consultant to ... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:45:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:45:00Z Elizabeth Ailes' statement on husband Roger Ailes' death NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Ailes' statement on husband Roger Ailes' death: I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning surrounded by his beautiful family. Roger was my best friend, the most wonderful loving husband and father to our son Zachary. He was a loyal friend to so many. Roger was a patriot, grateful to live in... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:33:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:33:00Z Fox News founder Ailes in his own brash, entertaining words NEW YORK (AP) — During the past quarter-century, The Associated Press has had sit-downs with the Fox News founder several times. He was always brash and entertaining. Below are excerpts from those interviews: July 1995 — With Fox News still a year away, Ailes had launched NBC-owned America's Talking, an advice-and-lifestyle cable networ... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:33:00 GMT 2017-05-18T15:33:00Z Fox News Channel Founder Roger Ailes Dead at 77 Roger Ailes, who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel, only to be ousted at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday,... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T14:46:00Z O'Reilly speaks out, anti-Fox News activist efforts continue NEW YORK (AP) — During an interview Friday with Glenn Beck, another former Fox News Channel personality who was the subject of an advertiser boycott, Bill O'Reilly complained of a liberal "hit job" that did him in. "In the weeks to come we're going to be able to explain all of it," O'Reilly said in his first interview since he was fired on April 19. "It h... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-05-12T20:58:00Z Former Fox News chief trying to sell New Jersey home CRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes is trying to sell his New Jersey home, and is asking for less than he paid for it. reports ( ) Ailes lowered his asking price for the four-bedroom, 5 ½ bathroom Cresskill home by $300,000 this week to $1.65 million. Ailes originally purchased the home i... Thu, 04 May 2017 13:07:00 GMT 2017-05-04T13:07:00Z Pressure on Fox to change not likely to go away NEW YORK (AP) — Stories about an abusive workplace at Fox News Channel aren't likely to go away even after claiming the jobs of Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Shine. The continued presence of other executives implicated in stories about harassment, discrimination and intimidation complicate Fox's ability to change its culture, both in practice and public perception. One... Tue, 02 May 2017 22:06:00 GMT 2017-05-02T22:06:00Z Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O'Reilly and a top financial executive. Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. But the longt... Mon, 01 May 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-05-01T22:16:00Z Hannity defends Fox News co-president Shine amid report NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive. New York magazine cites anonymous sources in reporting that Shine recently asked 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and his brother, Lachlan, who's... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-04-28T13:54:00Z Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity. Kelly Wright, who primarily works an overnight shift at Fox, said at an emotional news conference that his efforts at promoting diversity a... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:14:00 GMT 2017-04-26T20:14:00Z Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination NEW YORK (AP) — An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment." The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current Fox employees to a case involving three former Fox workers and their accusations against a since-fired Fox finan... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:56:00 GMT 2017-04-26T01:56:00Z O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out." "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he said in an episode Monday of his personal website's "No Spin News" podcast, available only to subscribers after this week's free window. "I was ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:28:00 GMT 2017-04-25T02:28:00Z Lawsuit claims ex-Fox News host was harassed online by Fox NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said in a lawsuit Monday she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment. She also said she believes someone hacked her computer and phone. Tantaros' attorney, Judd Burstein, filed the suit in Manhattan federal court. The lawsu... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:51:00 GMT 2017-04-24T23:51:00Z Chelsea Clinton: Someday, someone's mother will be president NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton stayed away from politics and stuck to the subject of childhood obesity Friday at a Variety magazine event honoring prominent women and their charity work — except for her last line. Responding to a pointed quip hours earlier from emcee Vanessa Bayer, a "Saturday Night Live" cast member, that none of the honorees' mothers w... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:52:00Z Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed NEW YORK (AP) — Don't let the vault door hit you on the way out. Getting forced out of a job is painful, but a couple (dozen) million dollars help salve the wound. The latest big name to get a big payment with a bye-bye from the boss is Bill O'Reilly. The longtime Fox News host is in line to get up to $25 million, according to media reports, after a string of sexual-harassme... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-04-21T22:05:00Z Without O'Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has thrived despite losing founding leader Roger Ailes and next generation star Megyn Kelly within the past nine months. Wednesday's firing of defining personality Bill O'Reilly will be its toughest test yet. Fox moved quickly to install a new lineup after announcing O'Reilly's exit due to several harassment allegations by... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:01:00 GMT 2017-04-20T21:01:00Z O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too? LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the inglorious end to Bill O'Reilly's two-decade Fox News Channel career, observers say his deep imprint on Fox and other cable news outlets and his influence on barbed political discourse are intact for the foreseeable future. Fired on Wednesday amid a drumbeat of sexual harassment allegations, the vacationing host's "The O'Rei... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:59:00 GMT 2017-04-20T14:59:00Z O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox NEW YORK (AP) — With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent. The company said Wednesday that it had parted ways with l... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:05:00 GMT 2017-04-20T05:05:00Z Fox News Channel dismisses O'Reilly, its biggest star NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years. O'Reilly lost his job on the same day he was photographed in Rome shaking the hand of Po... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:19:00 GMT 2017-04-20T02:19:00Z Who could Fox News tap if Bill O'Reilly doesn't return? NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel expects Bill O'Reilly back from his vacation on April 24, ready to resume his position as cable television news' most popular host. But given advertiser defections and the swirl of stories about payouts totaling $13 million to five women to keep harassment allegations quiet, it's impossible to dismiss the idea that Papa Bear may lose his tele... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-04-13T21:47:00Z Embattled O'Reilly takes his longest spring break in years NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly, who announced he was going on vacation starting Wednesday and returning April 24, hasn't taken off this much time consecutively in March or April for at least 10 years, an examination of his show's transcripts revealed. O'Reilly said he likes to take vacation around this time and that he booke... 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