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December 5, 2012 | By James Rainey
Just a little more than a week ago, military affairs journalist Tom Ricks outraged the right-wing faithful by saying that Fox News Channel obsessed on the terrorist attack on Benghazi, Libya, in part because the station “was operating as a wing of the Republican Party.” Oh the rudeness! The gall! The sheer outrage it took for one of America's most honored reporters on military affairs to suggest, while a guest on Fox News, that Fox News was not quite on the up-and-up.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before drinking more coffee because I'm on no sleep! The Skinny: Last Monday, I was up late breaking news about New York Times reporter Brian Stelter going to CNN. Last night, I was up even later breaking news about the latest in the Nikki Finke-Jay Penske battle (see below). Hope I get to go back to breaking news about media instead of about media reporters I compete against! In today's roundup, ABC had high hopes for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " but after a strong start, the show has lost some luster.
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BUSINESS
August 2, 2007 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
It was Roger Ailes who came up with the slogan "First in Business News" for CNBC when he was running the channel. Now, he's determined to knock it into second place. Ailes is a key architect of News Corp.'s new Fox Business Network. The channel, which is scheduled to launch Oct. 15, helped drive media mogul Rupert Murdoch's pursuit of Dow Jones & Co. News Corp. won its $5-billion bid for the company, which owns the Wall Street Journal, this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Maria Bartiromo, a groundbreaking financial reporter who helped put the cable news channel CNBC on the map, is jumping to rival Fox Business Network. Bartiromo, who first made a name for herself by reporting live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, will be reunited with her old CNBC boss Roger Ailes, who now runs the Fox News empire. The departure of Bartiromo, who hosted CNBC's afternoon show "Closing Bell," is a major loss for the cable channel. The reporter, who was initially known as the "money honey" when she first rose to prominence, is still one of CNBC's most popular personalities.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2002 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
The new book "Bush at War," by Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward, says Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes offered advice to President Bush in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Ailes is a former media advisor to Bush's father and other prominent Republicans, but he said he left politics when he took the job at the Fox News Channel. According to a report that ran Saturday in the Post, Ailes sent his memo to Bush senior advisor Karl Rove, who took it to the president.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1996 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest challenge to CNN, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch outlined plans for a new 24-hour news channel he said will be launched by the end of the year. Murdoch said Roger Ailes, the former president of NBC's CNBC cable network, will be chief executive for the channel and will also oversee Fox News, the news division of News Corp.'s Fox TV network.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2008 | Matea Gold, Gold is a Times staff writer.
Roger Ailes, the savvy and hard-charging television executive who transformed the Fox News Channel from an upstart enterprise to the top-rated cable news network, sealed a deal Wednesday to remain in his post for another five years. Ailes' new contract extends the key role he plays in News Corp. as chief executive of Fox News and chairman of the Fox Television Stations. "Roger has done a remarkable job building Fox News into a force in journalism," News Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 1993 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People who know Roger Ailes only as a tough media strategist for Republican candidates may have been surprised when he was named president last month of CNBC, NBC's business-and-talk cable channel. Sure, these days he's the executive producer of Rush Limbaugh's syndicated TV series, but what they didn't realize is that he'd also been a television producer before he was in politics. And the skills he brings to one job apply to the other, he points out.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Fox News always dominates in its competition against CNN and MSNBC, but last week the cable channel managed the unusual feat of beating all other cable networks in viewers, including juggernauts ESPN, USA and TBS. In prime time, Fox News averaged almost 3.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That was almost a million more than ESPN averaged. Fox News also won the total day crown with an average of 1.66 million viewers, nipping kids channel Nickelodeon, which averaged 1.63 million viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
You remember Karl Rove: He's the Republican strategist and Fox News contributor who made television history last month when he refused to accept that President Obama had won the state of Ohio and effectively clinched the entire election, leading to a showdown between Megyn Kelly and the behind-the-scenes statisticians on the network's “Decision Desk.” If a report out Wednesday from Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine is to be believed,...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football. The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office and the latest (which isn't much) on the Time Warner Cable-CBS fight. Have a good weekend and stay out of trouble. If you are getting into trouble, call me because I get pretty bored these days and could use the excitement.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013 | By Meg James
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is being coy about how he will restructure the network's prime-time lineup to make room for daytime anchor Megyn Kelly. "Megyn has earned a better time period; she will be in our prime-time lineup," Ailes said Thursday during a "fireside chat" with Fox News Managing Editor Neil Cavuto during an investor conference for parent company 21st Century Fox in Los Angeles. But Ailes stopped short of saying what time period Kelly, who will be returning from maternity leave, would occupy in the prominent 8 to 11 p.m. prime-time programming block or who she might replace.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before sending Tim Duncan a note to feel better. The Skinny: I felt so bad for Tim Duncan missing that shot Thursday night and not just because I was rooting for the Spurs. He's a class act. Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office and more drama at Warner Bros., this time on the movie side. Daily Dose: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has tapped as its new president an executive familiar with mobile and digital platforms.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Sarah Palin and Roger Ailes have evidently made up. The former Alaska governor will return as an on-air commentator on Ailes' Fox News Channel next week, the network announced Thursday. She'll also nab a role on its sister network, Fox Business Network. The move comes as a surprise after Palin's abrupt exit from Fox News early this year. The onetime GOP vice presidential pick disappeared from Fox after reports of tension between her and network boss Ailes, who according to a magazine article had privately dismissed her to associates as "stupid.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes sent a memo to the channel's staff critical of the Obama administration in the wake of revelations that the Justice Department was probing phone and email communications by Fox News reporter James Rosen and described him as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act. "We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News...
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By James Rainey
Just a little more than a week ago, military affairs journalist Tom Ricks outraged the right-wing faithful by saying that Fox News Channel obsessed on the terrorist attack on Benghazi, Libya, in part because the station “was operating as a wing of the Republican Party.” Oh the rudeness! The gall! The sheer outrage it took for one of America's most honored reporters on military affairs to suggest, while a guest on Fox News, that Fox News was not quite on the up-and-up.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012 | By Joe Flint
NBCUniversal has tapped E. McRate "Mac" Budill as president of TV Networks Distribution. He succeeds Bridget Baker who resigned last week. The post is a key one for NBCUniversal. Budill will be responsible for negotiating distribution agreements for the media company's array of cable networks including USA, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Channel and the Golf Channel. Budill will also handle retransmission consent negotiations for the broadcast stations owned by NBC and its Spanish-language network Telemundo.
NEWS
August 14, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Into the dog days of August, when politicians usually give voters a break from seasonal vitriol, came the angry voice Monday of Roger Ailes. The nation's best-known Republican political consultant, media guru for President Bush's 1988 election campaign and the lightning rod for the GOP nominee for state treasurer, Thomas W. Hayes, was launching a campaign of his own.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
You remember Karl Rove: He's the Republican strategist and Fox News contributor who made television history last month when he refused to accept that President Obama had won the state of Ohio and effectively clinched the entire election, leading to a showdown between Megyn Kelly and the behind-the-scenes statisticians on the network's “Decision Desk.” If a report out Wednesday from Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine is to be believed,...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Fox News always dominates in its competition against CNN and MSNBC, but last week the cable channel managed the unusual feat of beating all other cable networks in viewers, including juggernauts ESPN, USA and TBS. In prime time, Fox News averaged almost 3.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That was almost a million more than ESPN averaged. Fox News also won the total day crown with an average of 1.66 million viewers, nipping kids channel Nickelodeon, which averaged 1.63 million viewers.
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