Down Goes Roger Ailes? Fox Boss On Rupert Murdoch’s Chopping Block

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Allegedly, Roger Ailes is not long for Fox News. The rumor is that he is going to be asked to step down by the Murdoch family in the wake of his sexual harassment scandal. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), John Iadarola (ThinkTank), and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Roger Ailes, the political and media mastermind who launched Fox News with Rupert Murdoch two decades ago, may soon lose his position atop the cable news giant amid sexual harassment accusations.

New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, the author of a critical 2014 biography of Ailes, reported Monday that Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James ― the top executives at parent company 21st Century Fox ― “have settled on removing” Ailes in light of an ongoing investigation into charges leveled by former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson.

Citing “two sources briefed” on the allegations, Sherman reports:

After reviewing the initial findings of the probe, James Murdoch is said to be arguing that Ailes should be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired. Lachlan is more aligned with their father, who thinks that no action should be taken until after the GOP convention this week. Another source confirms that all three are in agreement that Ailes needs to go.”*

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  40 comments for “Down Goes Roger Ailes? Fox Boss On Rupert Murdoch’s Chopping Block

  1. Brianna OBlivion
    July 19, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    miss honeypie killed the great wizard. Aisles’ was a dark genius who was
    smart enough to offer Lee Atwater’s soul to the devil.

  2. YouTube Comments Critic
    July 19, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Bullshit, he didn’t do it. Tons of girls in today’s society claim to have
    been raped or sexually harassed and never have proof of it. It’s surprising
    how many will claim it happened to them for sympathy. My guess is the heirs
    figured they could replace him for someone cheaper or way less experienced
    and wouldn’t be a threat to them. Maybe he started asking for more power,
    or expressed disgust at having young bosses. If you’ve had old co-workers,
    you know they hate having young bosses.

  3. Matthew Hazlett
    July 19, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    time to install a progressive in his position

  4. lunchmeat84
    July 19, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    The sexual harassment accusations are part of a conspiracy by Murdoch to
    ouster Ailes. No proof, just feels.

  5. Bring Hillary To Heel
    July 19, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    I agree with Cenk, but I don’t think he knows what it means to get “Bill
    Cosbied.” Half Kidding.

  6. Mr Instrumentalist
    July 19, 2016 at 4:55 PM
  7. Joe M
    July 19, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Genk, we can throw Wild Bill into the same predatory box as Ailes.

  8. CrisKG125
    July 19, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Come on we can do better then this, lets take down all of Fox News, AKA
    Fake News.

  9. Dan the Man
    July 19, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Without Ailes Fox News will be less of an embarrassment to all Americans.

  10. Tin tins
    July 19, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Cenk no one likes it when you say ‘I told you’

  11. Kunal Bajpai
    July 19, 2016 at 3:55 AM

    How would they prove it that this happened 20 years ago…?

    • Jefferson Davis
      July 19, 2016 at 4:50 AM

      Ask Bill Cosby, or Sandusky.. You get enough people saying the same thing
      under oath and a jury will probably believe it.

    • Kunal Bajpai
      July 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM

      +Jefferson Davis – Indictment is a different thing; how would someone prove
      that it happened 20 years ago, unless they have a tape or recording, or
      haven’t cleaned their vag since then.

  12. Viper Venom (Snoopy3527)
    July 19, 2016 at 1:52 AM

    Fox News gets rid of the bigot. It is about time.

    • Justin Martyr
      July 19, 2016 at 2:31 AM

      BUT, wut wiLL ALL the Blond’s Who Give Ailes’ his Blow Jobs!!!????

    • Bizmo Kane
      July 19, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      one down and a whole lot to go.

  13. Huge Penguin
    July 19, 2016 at 1:39 AM

    Watch out Ben, there’s a huge white tribble sneaking up behind you!

    • Cruithne
      July 19, 2016 at 2:33 AM

      Cute! Hahahaha

  14. lineartechbd1600
    July 19, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    The way Cenk described Roger, he makes him sound like Benny Hill chasing
    women around the room

    • Steven MacMartin
      July 19, 2016 at 7:22 AM

      cause that’s exactly the kind of man he apparently is.

    • Richard Nunez
      July 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM

      Because that’s LITERALLY what Roger Ailes did.

  15. Albert Merrymeeting
    July 18, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    The only thing I like about Ana is her nose. And that’s fake.

    • Guillermo Sanchez
      July 19, 2016 at 1:57 AM

      Are you a lesbian?

    • 1955RodHot
      July 19, 2016 at 2:35 AM

      She’s not even in this video.

  16. linkxx11
    July 18, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.

    • Ian Herrick
      July 19, 2016 at 1:36 AM

      Cenk needed that soundbite here!👏

    • ZeGermanGamer
      July 19, 2016 at 4:25 AM

      yeehaw! you hold ’em down and Billy-Ray chops them nuts off!

    • Luuve S
      July 19, 2016 at 9:47 AM

      hhahahaa awesome!

    • Erik Tillman
      July 19, 2016 at 3:19 PM

      Not quite yet

  17. MilitantAntiTheist
    July 18, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    You mean Ailes hasn’t been also gathering dirt on Murdoch and his family to
    use against them in case something like this ever happened?

    • Potty Mouth
      July 18, 2016 at 10:50 PM

      Are you kidding? 🙂 Murdoch has Ailies back. This is a business decision
      to minimise the damage for the Fox brand. Murdoch will get a new job for
      Ailies or one of their buddies will do so. They all play golf together.

    • Brent Posy
      July 18, 2016 at 11:25 PM

      OF COOOURSE!

    • Man on phone
      July 19, 2016 at 1:26 AM

      yeah he’s just getting the spotlight off him

    • Jay Cinco
      July 19, 2016 at 6:54 AM

      Smart man

  18. Lucifer'sLoveChild
    July 18, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Of course. Nothing is worse in the eyes of Fox than acknowledging human
    sexuality.

    • Forrest Wall
      July 19, 2016 at 6:45 AM

      +Lucifer’sLoveChild
      Lol

    • Pierre Wartelle
      July 19, 2016 at 6:57 AM

      Damn that was a burn followed by the destruction of the nearest fire
      extinguisher!
      That was a weak dis, Luke.

  19. Mr. Mars
    July 18, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Can we start liking these videos to counter the right-wing fuckers that
    come on just to dislike and comment bullshit?

    • Sopho Cles
      July 19, 2016 at 8:48 AM

      just liked your comment

    • Amy Jay
      July 19, 2016 at 9:59 AM

      +++

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