Despite Bill O'Reilly's hefty settlement payments, he still came out on top--in large part due to an impressive contract with Fox News. But sales were considerably down compared to the previous books in the Killing series: Killing England sold , copies in the four weeks following its release, according to The NPD Group. His only remaining opportunity may be with conservative media group Newsmax. As recently as last week, he was reportedly in talks with the company to host a show on its fledgling cable news network Newsmax TV, which launched three years ago and reaches about 35 million households. The golden parachute, it seems, is still keeping him afloat.
Born and raised in Ohio, Roger Ailes attended Ohio University as a young man, majoring in radio and television. During his time there, he served as station manager for the university's WOUB radio for two years. Ailes worked his way up to executive producer on the syndicated daytime talk show "The Mike Douglas Show," which began as a local program in Cleveland before expanding nationwide. After first meeting Richard Nixon on the set of "The Mike Douglas Show," Ailes was hired by the then-presidential candidate to be his media advisor during the campaign, which marked his first professional foray into politics. Ailes continued consulting on presidential campaigns, serving as media consultant for three successful Republicans: Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H. Ailes produced the famous "revolving door" ad for Bush, which painted Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis as soft on crime.
Bernstein is also suing for additional claims, including breach of contract. The plaintiffs have drawn more attention to themselves than Mr. Because 21st Century Fox was not the parent company of Fox News until , after all thee women had left the network, that hotline did not exist. Claiming that women never called an unavailable hotline, the lawsuit claims, is an attempt to smear their integrity.
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