Donald Trumps Inside Leverage Over Fox News? — NYMag
This would explain a lot. If true, I’d love to see someone else spill these beans. One, take away Trumps leverage, and two make Fox come clean on the firing. Getting that guy off their back would seem to be well worth the brief $ or p.r. hit likely over a questionable firing.
This campaign is so aberrational I’d not be at all surprised to see all of this further shown to be true. After all the evidence is far better than for Benghazi, latter day classified emails, the IRS “scandal”, Whitewater, Vince Fosters death, etc etc.
So let’s act accordingly, right? What’s that sound I hear on the right?
*sound of cricket, then a single drip of water in a cave*
More seriously at some point the breach of checks and balances must be addressed.
Inside the most unorthodox campaign in political history.
It was also thanks to some information he had gathered that Trump was able to do something that no other Republican has done before: take on Fox News. An odd bit of coincidence had given him a card to play against Fox founder Roger Ailes. In 2014, I published a biography of Ailes, which upset the famously paranoid executive. Several months before it landed in stores, Ailes fired his longtime PR adviser Brian Lewis, accusing him of being a source. During Lewis’s severance negotiations, Lewis hired Judd Burstein, a powerhouse litigator, and claimed he had “bombs” that would destroy Ailes and Fox News. That’s when Trump got involved.
“When Roger was having problems, he didn’t call 97 people, he called me,” Trump said. Burstein, it turned out, had worked for Trump briefly in the ’90s, and Ailes asked Trump to mediate. Trump ran the negotiations out of his office at Trump Tower. “Roger had lawyers, very expensive lawyers, and they couldn’t do anything. I solved the problem.” Fox paid Lewis millions to go away quietly, and Trump, I’m told, learned everything Lewis had planned to leak. If Ailes ever truly went to war against Trump, Trump would have the arsenal to launch a retaliatory strike.