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Roger Ailes resigns as head of Fox News; Rupert Murdoch to take helm

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  • Roger Ailes attended a special screening of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in New York in Feb. 2015. 21st Century Fox says Fox News Network CEO Roger Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Roger Ailes resigned as head of the Fox News Channel, felled by sexual harassment accusations leveled by a former anchor. He’ll be succeeded by 21st Century Fox founder and Chairman Rupert Murdoch.

The company, the owner of the 20th Century Fox studio, along with cable and broadcast networks, confirmed the extraordinary change in a e-mail today.

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    • No, they just retread one dirty old racist, sexist white man for another. The waiting list is endless and when the Trump lunacy ends in November, he’ll be eligible to join the list.

  • Hmmmmn, so the architect of conservative friendly media is out on his okole. I guess they finally had to reinforce the basic notion that it is not copacetic to try and attempt to force sexual relations on your female employees. No, surprise that Bill O’Reilly was a defender of the pervy obese Roger to the end, as he is not a stranger to such harrsasement suits himself.

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