Roger Ailes' ' next task? A book

Roger Ailes in 105 seconds
Ousted Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes is composing a book. Ailes has actually not spoken openly given that Thursday, when he resigned from Fox amidst allegations of sexual harassment. However in private, he has actually informed good friends he’s getting to deal with an autobiography he has been mulling for many years. “The book is a top priority for him now,” one longtime buddy of Ailes said. A second confidant verified that Ailes told colleagues last week that he’s concentrating on the book. The autobiography is an online forum for Ailes to state his achievements, including the production of Fox News in the mid 1990s. He might opt to react in some method to the harassment accusations against him. He has actually emphatically rejected the claims in ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson’s suit. What Ailes can’t do, according to a source with understanding of his exit agreement, is criticize his former company or its owners, the Murdochs. The contract consists of a non-disparagement clause. Ailes supposedly struck a deal with Harper Collins to compose an autobiography almost 5 years ago. Because that time, two books about him have been released. But Ailes hasn’t composed any book himself considering that “You Are the Message,” a 1988 traditional about political communication. Harper Collins, like Fox News, is the book publishing arm of the Murdoch family’s media empire– a natural partner for Ailes, or a minimum of it was until today. Back in 2011 New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported that the book deal was thought to be worth $3 to $4 million for Ailes. Long time Fox News contributor Jim Pinkerton has been working with Ailes on the project, the confidant stated. However the book is still in its relatively early phases. Now Ailes has more time to complete it. The pal of Ailes said he is most likely to pursue other projects too, without defining. Ailes’ exit deal has a non-compete provision that forbids him for working for other news organizations. The duration of the non-compete is unidentified. There is widespread speculation that Ailes might coordinate with Donald Trump and recommend him in some capacity. Trump decreased to discuss Sunday. As for how Ailes is feeling, 3 days after resigning from the channel he produced, the buddy said, “I believe he’s a realist. He understands that everything pertains to an end.”

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