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Does this Count as Roger Ailes’ Second Act, or his Third? October 3, 2006

Posted by David Card in Media.

Amusing what-have-you-done-for-me-lately smackdown of Fox’s Roger Ailes on Page One of the Journal today. He sounds suspiciously — probably unbelievably — out of the loop:

    Executives at CBS Corp., frustrated with the slow pace of negotiations between the two, didn’t tell Mr. Ailes they planned to shutter CBS’s UPN network, which ran on 10 News Corp. stations, until 10 minutes before the January news conference….Mr. Ailes says he got a call from CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves 10 minutes before the announcement was made. “Les called me on his way into the press conference,” Mr. Ailes says. “Had they signaled any kind of urgency or intensity we would certainly have met with them.” He says he met with CBS executives once.

And this bit, about imposing the Fox News look and feel on local affiliates, is amusing:

    When the new logo rolled out in Los Angeles in April, morning-show host Jillian Barberie jokingly complained on air about the size of the logo, which covered up her shoes.

Apologies for sketchy posting of late — server problems upgrades. Grrr…

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