Thursday, July 21, 2016
Roger Ailes has resigned from Fox News and Fox Business Network but will remain with 21st Century Fox as an advisor. Rupert Murdoch will take over his duties. The NYT reports the internal inquiry sealed Ailes' fate. Brian Steinberg sees this as a tipping point for Fox News. John Koblin and Michael M. Grynbaum think Fox News will be fine, and Felix Salmon even sees this as a big positive for Fox News's future. Erik Wemple assesess the PR future for Fox News, and Gabrial Sherman takes note of the silence of Fox publicist Irena Brignati. Sonia Saraiya says none of the Fox News anchors at the RNC are talking. James Poniewozik has analysis.