Does Rupert Murdoch's retweet signal a desire to be rid of Fox News chief Roger Ailes?
Donald Trump has not only sowed the seeds of discord between Fox News and its viewers but also between Fox chief Roger Ailes and uber boss Rupert Murdoch. Recently, it seemed that Murdoch had given in. But a recent tweet suggests otherwise.
So, did Murdoch miss the #FireAilesNow or was the retweet a deliberate message or a Freudian slip?
We report, you decide.
“When questions arose about whether Murdoch would renew Ailes’s contract, which was set to expire in 2016, Ailes reportedly said, ‘Rupert is going to need me to elect the next president.’ Ailes got that contract renewal — but clearly his job is to get a Republican elected. And not that kind of Republican — Ailes is supposed to get someone elected who’ll pursue an agenda somewhere between Establishmentarian and Kochian. Trump threatens that. So Ailes, on Murdoch’s behalf, is clearly expected to rein him in now.”