July 28, 2016
Of course Roger Ailes is writing an autobiography
by Taylor Sperry
Amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations (most recently by popular host Megyn Kelly), the ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has announced he’s working on his autobiography.
Because of course he is.
As Michael Schaub reports in the Los Angeles Times, it’s unclear whether the former executive will address the accusations, but he will not be able to write anything negative about Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, or his family—from whom Ailes reportedly accepted more than $40 million in exchange for leaving the company, owned by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
In addition to resuming work on the book—it was originally sold to HarperCollins (also owned by Rupert Murdoch) in 2011 for $3-4 million–—many speculate that Ailes “might team up with Donald Trump and advise him in some capacity,” Brian Stelter reports for CNN.
Trump hasn’t said much one way or the other, except that Ailes is “such a great guy,” and so is Murdoch: “I’m sure it was friendly. I know Rupert. He’s a great guy.”
Taylor Sperry is a former Melville House editor.