Erik Wemple: Roger Ailes


Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Can Fox News’s Bill Hemmer please bump Hannity?

Fox News chief says that the smooth Hemmer could anchor any hour in the lineup. Then get him out of his morning slot!

By Erik Wemple  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hemmer, Fox News, Martha MacCallum, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Critic: Fox News is a ‘retirement community’

Just how much should liberals freak out about Fox News?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, New York Magazine, Roger Ailes

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/17/2014

PunditFact: Fox Newser Andrea Tantaros’s ‘pants on fire’

A history lesson from ‘The Five’ panelist goes awry

By Erik Wemple  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrea Tantaros, Fox News, punditfact, Roger Ailes

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Roger Ailes biographer: On the lookout for ‘misinformation’

Sherman says that Ailes was trying to ‘fish’ for his sources.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Is Fox News a Republican Party propaganda organ? Rather says no.

‘Pros’ at network are ‘pretty good,’ says veteran newsman.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, David Petraeus, Fox News, Republican Party, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Say something positive about Roger Ailes!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes, Stephen Colbert

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Benghazi: More ‘stand down’ fallout for Fox News

Senate Intelligence committee delivers more cold water for Oct. 2012 “scoop.“

By Erik Wemple  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, President Obama, Roger Ailes, Senate Intelligence committee, stand down

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Why did Roger Ailes’s brother cooperate with new biography?

Something of a journo-coup vis-a-vis the Ailes family.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Robert ailes, Roger Ailes

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/15/2014

The Daily Show finds love on Fox News’s ‘The Five’

Does anyone watch cable news as carefully as the “Daily Show” does?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  "The Five", Bob Beckel, dana perino, Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Greg Gutfeld, Roger Ailes

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/13/2014

How does Roger Ailes divide the country?

Biographer does a lamentable job of defending the title of his book.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Roger Ailes told tall tale about belly dancer, boa constrictor: New book

Just what happened on the Jan. 9, 1968, episode of the Mike Douglas Show?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS This Morning, Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/09/2014

The paranoia of Fox News’s Roger Ailes, cont’d

Bathroom reading at Fox News HQ.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, New York Magazine, Roger Ailes

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Roger Ailes paranoid? More evidence

The Ailes directive: ‘Don’t bad-mouth your employer’

By Erik Wemple  |  06:03 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Garrison, New York Magazine, Roger Ailes

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Roger Ailes biography: The “fact-checking” bogosity

Fox News sounds almost as if it wanted author Gabriel Sherman to trust them!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Fox News’s anti-Obama video, revisited in new Roger Ailes book

A biography of Roger Ailes reopens an old question about an four-minute video that aired on “Fox & Friends.”

By Erik Wemple  |  08:55 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Fox News stonewalls the New York Times

The leading cable network can suppress its secrets for only so long.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Lewis, Fox News, New York Times, Roger Ailes

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Fox News’s anonymous PR ‘rants’: Classic Roger Ailes paranoia

Why on earth would any big organization obsess over blog comments?

By Erik Wemple  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Folkenflik, Fox News, PR, Roger Ailes

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Fox News’s Megyn Kelly keeps footrest, other stuff

New show looks and feels a lot like the old one.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:56 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes, the kelly file

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Fox News uses ‘misleading’ boast about its trustworthiness

Yes, Fox News is the most trusted source of news, according to a poll. It also claims another superlative in the same poll.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, polling, Public Policy Polling, Roger Ailes

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Fox News proves strength with Megyn Kelly move

The night isn't long enough for Fox News.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/05/2013

'Books about Roger Ailes': Site breaks down offerings

Site generates excitement -- and a particular view -- about biographies on the Fox News chief.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox Mole, Gabriel Sherman, Joe Muto, Roger Ailes

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 07/25/2013

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Roger Ailes would do 'backflips' if Weiner were NYC mayor

Weiner-as-mayor would serve a 'poster boy' for all that the Fox News chief despises.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:17 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Fox News, MSNBC, Roger Ailes

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Geraldo, Benghazi and the alleged mic cut-off, revisited

Author had given Rivera a chance to deny the story long before it became a story.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, Roger Ailes

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 06/07/2013

What's up with Roger Ailes and the supply closet?

Did this guy really hole himself up in a backroom of Fox News over fear of surveillance?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:37 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Jonathan Alter, Roger Ailes

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Fox News's Roger Ailes responds to Justice Dept. investigation

The network chief's memo to his staff today shows why he has such a loyal workforce.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:57 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Fox News, please stop promoting MSNBC!

Ten minutes and 55 seconds: That's how long "The Five" spent discussing an MSNBC ad.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Roger Ailes

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Hannity interviews an author of 'Killing Jesus'

Hold on -- which "Killing Jesus" book are we talking about here?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, killing jesus, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Fox News all day: Hard, and conservative

No question: Fox News does a ton of hard news during its daytime programming. But its "objective" coverage also tilts rightward fairly often.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, Pew research center, Roger Ailes

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Roger Ailes's biographer definitely not 'authorized'!

What's an authorized biography, and has Zev Chafets written one?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Roger Ailes's biographer whiffs when asked to criticize him

The man who wrote a glowing account of the Fox News boss says he was not troubled by anything he saw.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:11 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox News's Roger Ailes backtracks on error rate

Roger Ailes moves the goalposts on his network's allegedly clean error rate.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Roger Ailes keeps public focus on Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes says something edgy about some public figure: Fire up the presses!

By Erik Wemple  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Roger Ailes biographer follows people on Twitter

Just what does it mean to "follow" someone on Twitter. Are we talking "stalking" here?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Roger Ailes's biography boost

Whenever Fox News comes under attack, it retreats to a comfy zone.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes, Zev Chafets

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Fox News's Ailes: Latino audience a 'tremendous business opportunity'

Roger Ailes thinks Fox News and conservatives have something in common with Latinos.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Roger Ailes

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Roger Ailes biography sparks an Internet shopping spree

Someone has gone on a shopping spree for domain names related to the upcoming book on the Fox News chief.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Gabriel Sherman, Roger Ailes

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Roger Ailes claims he's out of politics.' Ha!

Somehow the Fox News chief manages to keep a toe or two in in his erstwhile profession.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Woodward, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Five takeaways from the Fox News-David Petraeus conspiracy

Fox News tells a top official that everyone at Fox News loves him, that he can call in headline changes if he so wishes, and that the boss might help him run for president.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, David Petraeus, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Roger Ailes, driven by detractors

Fox News’s Roger Ailes, media’s towering interviewee.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes fox news, roger ailes fox news, roger ailes fox news interview, roger ailes fox news chris ariens, roger ailes fox news contract

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Fox News and the Associated Press: What’s next?

What’s next for the two big media operations?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news roger ailes ap, roger ailes ap, fox news roger ailes ap bias, fox news roger ailes bill o'reilly ap, fox news ap, fox news associated press, associated press fox news bias ailes

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Roger Ailes’s Fox News contract: Four more years of six things

Report: Ailes scores another Fox contract

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes contract, roger ailes contract fox news, fox news roger ailes contract, four year contract ailes fox, fox ailes contract

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Please kill ‘Fox & Friends’

Memo to Fox: Kill the morning show; you’ll survive

By Erik Wemple  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, fox & friends, glenn beck, roger ailes, cancel fox & friends, new york times

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Washington Monument to Fox News: Take that!

Washington Monument tells Fox News who’s boss.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, washington monument, stable, base, dave doyle, roger ailes, megyn kelly

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Roger Ailes biographer encounters third-rate online taunting

Biographer of Roger Ailes faces lame online campaign.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gabriel sherman, new york magazine, roger ailes, biography, new america foundation, jennifer stahl, foundations exposed, msnbc

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Fox News: We did fine on Supreme Court coverage

Network dodges any culpa on Supreme Court ruling

By Erik Wemple  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, supreme court, individual mandate, mistake, statement, roger ailes, health care ruling, justice john roberts

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2012

“Fox & Friends” doesn’t like the look of itself

Looking for insults in the New York Times profile of Fox News program

By Erik Wemple  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes, fox news, fox & friends, new york times, jeremy w. peters

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/06/2012

News media derivatives: June 6

Roundup of media stories for June 6.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed schultz, gabriel sherman, roger ailes, GOOD magazine, drudge report, new yorker, news corp., disney, espn star sports

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Media news derivatives: June 5

A roundup of media stories for June 5.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:40 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart, good magazine, new york times, john solomon, elizabeth ailes, roger ailes

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Roger Ailes’s turn to answer some questions

The Fox News chief takes part in a university forum.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:25 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes, fox news, robert ingram, andy alexander, ohio university, fox news

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Roger Ailes attests to Fox News’s factual perfection

Fox News chief brags about network’s journalistic record.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roger ailes, fox news, chapel hill, university of north carolina, new york times, gabriel sherman, david folkenflik

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Mole yields PR coup for Fox News

Otherwise, how to explain lameness?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  joe muto, fox mole, fox news, gawker, news corp. roger ailes, new york times

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Fox News claims to have found its ‘mole’

OPINION | Can they please deploy their resources toward anti-terrorism?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, counterintelligence, roger ailes, gawker, mole

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Rick Santorum on Fox’s alleged Romney tilt: Good for business

Nothing new here!

By Erik Wemple  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, bret baier, rick santorum, rachel maddow, roger ailes