Book Claims Fox News CEO Offered Employee A Raise For Sex
January 8, 2014 8:58am PST
For many of us here at Mr. Conservative, we hold Fox News dear to our heart, so when a report like this comes to light, it’s a bit frightening. According to a new book, the Fox News CEO has been accused of offering an employee a raise if she agreed to have sex with him. Along with this, the book details several reports that demonstrated Roger Ailes had a, “volcanic temper, and a history of ugly run-ins with his staffers.”
Media reporter Gabriel Sherman is set to release a book in the upcoming days titled, “The Loudest Voice In The Room.” In the book, it seeks to demonstrate the crude behavior of Roger Ailes—probably in an attempt to discredit the man. But of course, it wouldn’t be the first time a person holding any significant form of power to have abused it.
As mentioned before the most volatile accusation read:
“Former employees cited in the book talked of Mr. Ailes’s volatile temper and domineering behavior. In one anecdote, a television producer, Randi Harrison, told Mr. Sherman that while negotiating her salary with Mr. Ailes at NBC in the 1980s, he offered her an additional $100 each week ‘if you agree to have sex with me whenever I want.’”
Along with his sexual advance of at least one time, the book makes an allegation that he, “used an anti-Semitic slur towards an employee in 1995.” Strangely enough, both Ailes and the man the comment was direct toward, current Discovery CEO David Zaslav, denies the claim.
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Fox News, as anyone would do, denies the book’s claims outright and offered a statement saying:
“These charges are false. While we have not read the book, the only reality here is that Gabe was not provided any direct access to Roger Ailes and the book was never fact-checked with Fox News.”
When the news leans so heavily on political standpoints (i.e. MSNBC, CNN, Fox News), it’s quite clear that there may be some politics involved in the news operation itself. So when news organizations pit themselves against one another, it’s no mystery that the truth may be bent a little to portray the story worse than it actually is.
The book’s website claims—as reported by the Huffington Post:
“Sherman used more than 600 interviews to map out ‘Ailes’s rise as a sickly kid from an Ohio factory town, who, through sheer willpower, the flair of a showman, fierce corporate politicking, and a profound understanding of the priorities of middle America, built the most influential news empire of our time.’”
Although this may be the case, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the straight-out truth. Some however feel that after Ailes fired his top communications executive, Brian Lewis, last year, it could point to Lewis having leaked some revealing information.
Since learning of the book’s intentions, Ailes has hired his own biographer in order to tell his side of the story, this time maybe, in a more uplifting light.
What do you guys think—is this below Ailes, or is a man in power capable of such things? Let us know in a comment below!
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