Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into an Empire, Dies at 77 –
Mr. Ailes exerted wide influence on American politics with his conservative Fox News, only to be undone by sexual harassment allegations.
As recounted in “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 biography of Mr. Ailes, a female producer looking
to work for him at NBC said he had offered her an extra $100 a week “if you agree to have sex with me whenever I want.”
In 1993, Mr. Ailes took charge of the CNBC business news network and a second NBC cable channel, America’s Talking (which gave way in 1996 to MSNBC).
Wary of television — convinced that he had lost the 1960 election to John F. Kennedy on the
basis of appearances — Nixon dismissed it in a conversation with Mr. Ailes as a “gimmick.”
“Television is not a gimmick,” Mr. Ailes said boldly, “and if you think it is, you’ll lose again.”
Nixon took those words to heart, and took the young man onto his campaign as a media adviser.
“In addition, Roger was a great patriot who never ceased fighting for his beliefs.”
Although an Ailes admirer, Mr. Murdoch reluctantly concluded in the summer of 2016
that his news chief had to go after a former network anchor, Gretchen Carlson, brought a lawsuit charging Mr. Ailes with sexual harassment.
By CLYDE HABERMANMAY 18, 2017
Roger E. Ailes, who shaped the images that helped elect three Republican presidents
and then became a dominant, often-intimidating force in American conservative politics at the helm of Fox News, which he created with Rupert Murdoch’s money and guided for two decades until he was forced out in a sexual predation scandal, died on Thursday morning.
10 Views0 Comments0 Likes
트럼프 미국 대통령이 미국이 수입하는 중국산 제품 전체에 대해 관세를 부과할 수도 있다고 위협했습니다. 트럼프 대통령은 미 CNBC 방송 인터뷰에서 "미국의 지난해 중국산 수입품이 약 500 빌리언 달러인 점을 언급하며 "난 500까...
7 Views0 Comments0 Likes
En pleine polémique sur le sommet d'Helsinki, Donald Trump persiste et signe: il a fait savoir jeudi qu'il avait invité Vladimir Poutine à Washington à l'automne afin de "poursuivre le dialogue" avec l'homme fort du K...
9 Views0 Comments0 Likes
Trump says he is willing to escalate the current tariffs on China from $34 billion to $500 billion and Business Insider reports markets around the world dropped after the comments. Traders are afraid we're heading for...
14 Views0 Comments0 Likes
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal discusses LeBron's move to the LA Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers and the business investments that helped him grow his wealth post NBA career.» Subscribe to CNBC: About CNBC: Fro...