Tuesday, July 16, 2024

NY Post, Fox News Still Haven’t Reported Gretchen Carlson-Roger Ailes Lawsuit or “Internal Review”

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UPDATE Fox News says it’s conducting an internal review of the Ailes-Doocy situation. But Fox News isn’t reporting the story or the review.

EARLIER Many hours have passed. Every news organization and blog in the world has reported the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson against Roger Ailes.

Every one except Fox News and the New York Post, the beachheads of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. And there’s no word from Rupert Murdoch himself, who’s been radio silent since he married Jerry Hall on March 4th.

Surprisingly: the Wall Street Journal, Murdoch’s only respected paper, has reported the story with a stealth headline. They just mention a lawsuit but don’t say it’s about Ailes or the company.

Some reports indicate that Carlson may add Fox News to the lawsuit. Right now Ailes is the sole defendant in the case, filed in New Jersey.

I’ll update when the Post or Fox News figures out how to say one of their stars until two weeks ago is suing their boss for something fairly serious.

PS No word on the other News Corp sites like Heat St. or Fox Nation.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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