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.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.