Ruh-roh! The Murdochs are saying that Roger Ailes is going to have to report to the guy he called a "f***ing dope" after all.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will in fact report to James and Lachlan Murdoch when the sons of Rupert Murdoch assume control of 21st Century Fox on July 1.
The revelation comes after the Ailes-run Fox Business Network reported June 11 that Ailes would continue to report to Rupert even after Rupert handed official control of the company to his sons.
"Roger will report to Lachlan and James but will continue his unique and long-standing relationship with Rupert,” 21st Century Fox spokesperson Nathaniel Brown said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
I recently noted that Ailes has butted heads with both Murdoch sons, that he called James a "f***ing dope" and that James' environmentalist wife once worked for the uber-villainous (to Fox) Clinton Foundation.
So will the sons let Ailes run the money-earning juggernaut that is Fox News unimpeded? Or will the three find it impossible to get along? And will the 75 year-old Ailes even want to try, given that, as THR noted, his contract is up next summer?
Grab the popcorn!
Ailes photo by Sgt. Christopher Tobey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“Grab the popcorn!”
Yes — assuming Jabba the Ailes doesn’t eat it all first!