Murdochs Have Decided to Remove Roger Ailes — the Only Question Now Is When (New York magazine)
Roger Ailes’s tenure as the head of Fox News may be coming to an end. Rupert Murdoch and sons Lachlan and James — co-chairmen and CEO, respectively, of parent company 21st Century Fox — have settled on removing the 76-year-old executive, say two sources briefed on a sexual-harassment investigation of Ailes being conducted by New York law firm Paul, Weiss. After reviewing the initial findings of the probe, James Murdoch is said to be arguing that Ailes should be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired. Lachlan is more aligned with their father, who thinks that no action should be taken until after the GOP convention this week. Another source confirms that all three are in agreement that Ailes needs to go.
I’ll put the champagne on ice but won’t open it until I see Roger lugging a banker’s box out to his limo (might have to hire a Town Car since the limo came with the job). That’s the part of these stories I’m most interested in but never get to see.
Yes, Roger has millions socked away and a mansion in upstate NY but that’s a long way from the action and power nexus he’s enjoyed for so long. Hard to imagine him sitting on the sofa next to Mrs. Ailes, watching The View, so does he rent an office in the Big Apple? Maybe do some consulting? (“Hire the one with the big tits”). Seeing the fall isn’t enough for me. I want to see ’em hit the sidewalk and bounce.