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.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.