( Daily Mail ) Roger Ailes, the former chairman and CEO of Fox News, has died at the age of 77, eight days after falling and hitting his head at his Florida mansion.
Ailes’ death comes less than a year after he resigned from the network he founded over allegations of sexual harassment.
His wife Elizabeth, with whom he has one 16-year-old son, broke the news on Thursday with a statement to Matt Drudge:
‘I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many.
‘He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise – and to give back.
‘During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions.
‘And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life,’ the statement reads.
Ailes, who was a hemophiliac, died about a week after falling and hitting his head in the bathroom of his Palm Beach, Florida home, according to an incident report.
The report say they got a call from Ailes’ residence just before 2pm on May 10. The caller said that Ailes was bleeding heavily on the ground and was not responding to questions. Paramedics arrived within a minute and he was taken to a hospital.
FOX NEWS TO GET NEW COMPETITION FROM ROGER AILES AND MILO YIANNOPOULOS AS MURDOCH SONS – JAMES AND LACHLAN – TURNING FOX INTO LEFT-CENTER
- MILO: 12 million dollar 30-person team media company, MILO, Inc. dedicated to the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left
- Roger Ailes would like to get back into TV because Fox is becoming too left of center attributed to Rupert Murdoch’s sons James, 44, and Lachlan, 45.
- . James and his ( liberal ) progressive-minded wife, Kathryn, have long been embarrassed by certain elements of Fox News.
MILO story below:
( Breitbart ) Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO has announced the founding of his new $12 million dollar media company, MILO, Inc.
In a Facebook post, MILO outlined his new business plan and the $12 million investment funding that it has received from undisclosed investors. He has reportedly hired a seasoned media executive to lead the new 30-person team that will be based out of Miami, Florida. The new company will manage MILO‘s books, tours, merchandise and radio and TV opportunities.
In a statement, MILO said, “This isn’t some vanity nameplate on a personal blog. This is a fully tooled-up talent factory and management company dedicated to the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left. I will spend every waking moment of the rest of my life making the lives of journalists, professors, politicians, feminists, Black Lives Matter activists and other professional victims a living hell. Free speech is back — and it is fabulous.”
The statement also outlined MILO’s plans for free speech week at Berkeley, “MILO will release more details about Free Speech Week, his book, DANGEROUS, his new tour and the media company at a live-streamed “Cinco de Milo” party in Florida on May 5, with occasional updates between now and then on how fans and enemies can see, hear, and read his work.”
Read more: MILO Announces New Media Venture
ROGER AILES story:
( Daily Mail ) Separately, a source told Mediaite that ‘high-powered television executives’ are plotting a new conservative news network because Fox is allegedly becoming too left of center.
‘I’m working on it hot and heavy,’ the source said. ‘It’s live, it’s real.’
The channel could be ready for airwaves in 10 months, the source said.
This news comes as New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman asserts that two sources close to Ailes, 76, say he would like to get back into TV.
And considering the recent firing of Bill O’Reilly, 67, from Fox News and Tomi Lahren, 24, from The Blaze, coupled with suggestions from Mediaite that Sean Hannity will not have ‘a long relationship’ with Fox, there are multiple potential new anchors galore for a new channel.
The change in direction at Fox News is primarily attributed to Rupert Murdoch’s sons James, 44, and Lachlan, 45.
James serves as CEO of Fox News parent company 20th Century Fox while Lachlan serves as co-chairman.
The Rupert Murdoch sons, James and Lachlan, who allegedly are taking Fox News to the left.
From New York Times :
In House of Murdoch,
Sons Set About an
Since taking over two years ago, James and Lachlan
Murdoch seem determined to rid the company of the
old-guard culture on which their father built his empire.
….James and Lachlan introduced additional benefits, including more paid vacation, vastly enhanced reproductive coverage for women and “expanded coverage for our transgender colleagues.”
…When they first took over, they stepped gingerly around Fox News. James and his progressive-minded wife, Kathryn, have long been embarrassed by certain elements of Fox News, associates said, while Lachlan’s views of the network have been more in line with his father’s. Both sons were willing to tolerate the freewheeling Fox News culture because of the enormous profit the channel generates.
….James and Kathryn Murdoch — whose Twitter feed shows disdain for President Trump — are also building what has been called a survivalist compound in rural Canada that has its own water and energy supply.
…The brothers are radically different in style. James is a speed-talking, tightly wound technophile — cool and calculating, to the degree that he can come across as slick, several associates said. Fashion forward, James socializes with young technology kingpins like Elon Musk, a founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.
DEMOTED FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR JULIE ROGINSKY ACCUSES KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: SHE WOULD ‘GET ON HER KNEES FOR ANYONE’…JEALOUS OF KIM?
( Daily Mail ) Fox News contributor sues network alleging Roger Ailes looked down her dress while making her kiss him, said Kimberly Guilfoyle would ‘get on her knees for anyone’ and demoted her for refusing his sexual advances.
- Julie Roginsky filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the County of New York on Monday
- The Fox News contributor states in her complaint that she was denied a promised promotion because she refused the sexual advances of Roger Ailes
- Roginsky, 43, claims in her court filing that Ailes would insist on kissing her while positioned in a manner to look down her dress at meetings
- He also made sexist comments, saying Kimberly Guilfoyle would ‘get on her knees for anyone’ according to the complaint
- Roginsky also describes what was known as ‘Team Roger,’ a group of employees who allegedly launched attacks against Gretchen Carlson after her 2016 suit
- Ailes’ attorney Susan Estrich responded to this latest lawsuit against her client by calling Roginsky’s filing a ‘copycat complaint’ and her claims ‘total hogwash’
READ MORE: Fox News contributor sues network alleging Roger Ailes looked down her dress while making her kiss him, said Kimberly Guilfoyle would ‘get on her knees for anyone’ and demoted her for refusing his sexual advances