FROM Gabriel Sherman
The future of FOX News after Roger Ailes News of the death of Robert Ailes broke early Thursday morning. He advised presidents and was one of the first backers of Donald Trump. But Ailes was forced out at Fox amid a sexual harassment scandal. He was also the target of smears and apparent spying. We look at his legacy and whether Fox can regain its stature with conservatives.
Roger Ailes on the way out at Fox News? New York Magazine has reported that Roger Ailes is on his way out as the leader of Fox News . The 76-year-old has been accused by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of sexual harassment. Fox has hired a law firm to investigate this and other allegations of workplace misconduct.
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Battles Sexual Harassment Charges Reporters and anchors at Fox News are defending Roger Ailes against sexual harassment charges from an increasing number of women. Ailes says the accusers are lying, but 20th Century Fox has ordered an independent investigation.
Trump vs. Fox News Tonight’s Fox News GOP debate may have less drama than the lead-up to it has had. Donald Trump will be a no-show because, he says, it’s being moderated by Megyn Kelly. At a debate in August, Trump sparred with Kelly when she pushed him on disparaging comments he’s made about women. Trump claims Kelly cannot be an objective debate moderator. A real heavyweight fight is taking place behind the scenes, between Trump and Fox News President Roger Ailes.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.