Rupert Murdoch - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Rupert Murdoch 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 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 Fairfax Media cuts staff in Australia after NZ merger tossed SYDNEY (AP) — Struggling Australian publishing giant Fairfax Media said Wednesday it would axe around a quarter of its newsroom staff in Australia, prompting journalists at two of the company's major newspapers to strike. Fairfax's announcement that it would slash 125 editorial jobs at its Australian newspapers came just hours after the company's New Zeal... Wed, 03 May 2017 06:52:00 GMT 2017-05-03T06:52:00Z 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 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 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... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:30:00 GMT 2017-04-13T08:30:00Z Will Bill O'Reilly survive advertiser defections? NEW YORK (AP) — The rapid defection of advertisers this week from Bill O'Reilly's show because of sexual harassment allegations raises what once seemed an unthinkable question: Can O'Reilly survive at Fox News Channel? In just the few days since The New York Times reported that Fox News' most popular prime-time host and his employer have paid $13 million ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:09:00 GMT 2017-04-06T00:09:00Z Fox thrives despite scandals involving O'Reilly and Ailes NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Fox News Channel was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal last summer. The network's No. 1 star, Bill O'Reilly, has been accused of crude and vindictive behavior toward women. Lawsuits depict a toxic environment at the company's New York headquarters. And yet, by the most important yardstick for television executives, F... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:47:00 GMT 2017-04-04T22:47:00Z Hacked New York Post app sends out 'Heil President' alert NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Post app has been hacked on April Fools' Day, sending out push alert notifications that included "Heil President Donald Trump." The Post apologized Saturday night, shortly after its app sent out a series of alerts. The newspaper said in a follow-up alert: "Our push alert notification system was compromised this evening. We are working to resolve ... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:19:00 GMT 2017-04-02T04:19:00Z UK considers intervening in Sky merger with 21st Century Fox LONDON (AP) — Britain's Culture Secretary says she is considering intervening in the proposed merger of Sky and Twenty-First Century Fox. Karen Bradley said Friday she is "minded to" issue a European Intervention Notice because of concerns about the proposed merger. She said she has not made a final decision and is inviting both parties... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:44:00 GMT 2017-03-03T12:44:00Z News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to avoid questions about hot-button issues facing the White House — such as the future of national security adviser Michael Flynn and a North Korean missile launch — in a news conference Monday where selected reporters asked non-challenging questions and other, shouted-out inquiries were ignored. Trump appear... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:26:00 GMT 2017-02-14T15:26:00Z Shepard Smith stands out in Fox's sea of opinion NEW YORK (AP) — The Twitter stream on a producer's computer a few feet from where Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith anchored his newscast several days ago steadily churned out invective. You're a liberal, Shep. You belong on MSNBC. President Trump doesn't watch your show. Those are the printable messages, and illustrate the island he often finds himself up... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:32:00 GMT 2017-01-31T19:32:00Z AP Interview: Formula One's new owners plan US street race LONDON (AP) — Formula One's new owners plan to add a street race in the United States in an attempt to improve a sport which they feel stagnated under Bernie Ecclestone's control. Chase Carey, who ended Ecclestone's four-decade reign as F1's chief executive, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the sport will no longer be run as a "one-man show." ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:53:00 GMT 2017-01-24T15:53:00Z Big business warns Trump against mass deportation WASHINGTON (AP) — Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy. The push, led by an advocacy group backed by New York billio... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:33:00 GMT 2016-12-09T20:33:00Z Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe's Sky NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all after the U.K. phone-hacking scandal scotched a previous effort. Sky said Friday that Murdoch's entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal to buy the rest of Sky for 10.75 pounds ($13.60) per share, the equivalent of about 11.2 billion pounds ($14.1 billion). ... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:42:00 GMT 2016-12-09T18:42:00Z Broadcasting industry veteran Bob Bennett dies at 89 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was 89. Bennett died Tuesday at a Newport Beach, California, hospital after a long illness, according to spokesman Jerry Digney. The cause of death was not specified. In the... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:12:00 GMT 2016-12-03T02:12:00Z