Roger Ailes' gay whisper campaign
Ailes held a curious preoccupation with the sexuality of his anchors and enemies.
Michael Wolff’s book, “The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty,” is titled perhaps prematurely, given that Fox remains the No. 1 cable news network and continues to hold an outsized influence on conservative politics and culture.
But it is also fortuitously timed, given the 92-year-old’s retirement from his executive roles at his media companies. Lachlan Murdoch, the 52-year-old son will succeed his father, ushering in a new era of the family dynasty.
Here are 5 nuggets from the Wolff book, which will publish on Tuesday, including bits on Roger Ailes’ biting rivalry with Lachlan Murdoch, his suspicion that a certain notable anchor was gay and Kimberly Guilfoyle’s secret tryst.
ROGER AILES’ WHISPER CAMPAIGN: The former chairman and CEO of Fox News held boiling resentments against Murdoch’s children and the