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25 мая, 00:31

Sean Hannity Sees Liberal Attempt To Drive Him Off The Air: ‘This Is A Kill Shot’

As Fox News host Sean Hannity came under fire for fueling a conspiracy theory about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer, Media Matters on Tuesday ran a straightforward, yet potentially ominous headline for him: “These are Sean Hannity’s advertisers.” Last month, then-Fox News star and accused sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly saw more than 50 companies quickly flee his show following an advertiser boycott led by Media Matters and other progressive organizations. Hannity tweeted more than a dozen times Wednesday that “liberal fascists” at Media Matters now were targeting him just as Cars.com became the first advertiser to jump ship.  The recent attention being paid to his advertisers, Hannity said in an interview with HuffPost, is an attempt by progressives to silence his conservative voice.  “There’s nothing that I did, nothing that I said, except they don’t like my position politically,” he said. “They’ll try to ratchet up the intensity of their rationale. It does not justify an attempt to get me fired. And that’s what this is. This is an attempt to take me out. This is a kill shot.” Media Matters president Angelo Carusone told HuffPost his organization isn’t pushing for an advertiser boycott. He said readers turn to the group for information on conservative media figures, and an accurate list of advertisers was relevant to post given the public outcry over Hannity’s coverage of Seth Rich’s slaying. Conspiracy theorists have claimed the 27-year-old DNC staffer was murdered last summer in Washington in retaliation for being WikiLeaks’ source of party emails later published online. The U.S. intelligence community, though, concluded it was Russian hackers who infiltrated the DNC and not the work of an internal whistleblower. Washington police consider Rich’s murder to have been a botched robbery attempt. And Rich’s parents have asked for people to stop politicizing their son’s death. But Hannity continued pushing the theory on his radio show Tuesday afternoon even after Fox News’ website retracted a story featuring unproven claims of a link between Rich and WikiLeaks. He later teased a major development coming on his Tuesday night Fox News show. But Hannity said during the broadcast that he would stop speaking about the case at this time out of respect for Rich’s family. Hannity told HuffPost he received no pressure from Fox News brass or Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, to back off the story.  “I did it out of my own heart,” he said. “Nobody tells me what to say on my show. They never have and frankly they never will. I’m not that type of person you can say, ‘Go on air and say this.’ That’s been the beauty of Fox News all these years. They leave me alone.” A year ago, Fox News appeared invincible amid 15 years of rating dominance among cable news networks. But co-founder and chairman Roger Ailes left in disgrace in July following a sexual harassment scandal; he died last week. O’Reilly, the top-rated cable host, swiftly lost his perch in April following a social media-fueled boycott. Co-president Bill Shine, who Hannity personally advocated for on Twitter, was out weeks later. Carusone said he views Hannity “freaking out” on Twitter as evidence of “palpable fear and anxiety,” given those high-profile departures from Fox News. “I think it illustrates the anxiety he feels,” he said. Still, Carusone also said Hannity was exploiting the opportunity to attack the left.  Last week, Media Matters launched a campaign ― “Know What You’re Sponsoring” ― that’s aimed at making sure “ad buyers know what their clients are sponsoring if they spend their ad dollars with Fox,” according to the group’s release. Carusone said posting the list of Hannity’s advertisers is “a continuation of that conversation,” and pointed out that Media Matters compiled it through publicly available information.  Carusone said the problem with Hannity’s brand right now from an advertiser perspective is not that it’s conservative, but that it’s “completely volatile.” Hannity said he thinks Media Matters is “being cute” in claiming not to be leading and advertiser boycott. “There is an attempt, at this moment in time, to absolutely shut down the Fox News Channel and render it, frankly, a shadow of its former self,” said Hannity. “I’m like the last, sole remaining person there from the old guard.” “I think a lot of this is rooted in that people view that Fox did have an impact, people like me did have an impact in the [2016] election, or why would they waste their time, why would they care?” he said. Noting that he’s been “advancing a hard-hitting narrative about the media and a hard-hitting narrative about the ‘Destroy Trump’ movement and a hard-hitting narrative about how there is no Russia-Trump collusion,” he said of his critics: “Probably they don’t want me around for the 2018 elections and the 2020 elections. So I do believe if they can shut me down, silence me, there’s political benefits for them.” Hannity said he’s opposed calls to boycott controversial left-leaning hosts like HBO’s Bill Maher and CBS’s Stephen Colbert, and that if people don’t like what someone is saying on TV they can change the channel or turn off it off.  But pressuring advertisers, he said, can “silence the voice.” “Maybe they think that they’ll be able to mount my head on a trophy and put it in their living room somewhere,” he said. “But what is the net impact of all of this?” Conservatives, he said, may react by going “after [MSNBC’s} Rachel Maddow. And then maybe they’ll go after [MSNBC’s] Lawrence O’Donnell. And then maybe they’ll go after [CNN’s] Anderson Cooper.” Hannity said it’s great to have hosts with views “so diametrically opposed to mine” on competing networks.  “The danger here is so profound in as much as what we’re really saying is, ‘You’d better not cross this line or this line or this ― and the line keeps changing ― or we’re going to shut you down or we’re going to intimidate you.’ I actually think that coming from that side of the aisle it is the greatest hypocrisy ever.” Still, the controversy that has embroiled Hannity didn’t stem from his long-running conservative views or unapologetic support of President Trump. He’s drawn heavy scrutiny for using his radio and TV platforms to promote a baseless theory about Rich’s death. Over the past week, Hannity has aired a clip of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeming to imply in a Dutch TV interview that Rich was a source for his organization. Hannity said Assange told him Russia wasn’t the source of the Democratic emails and that he viewed the WikiLeaks chief’s comments to Dutch TV as suggesting Rich was. Though Hannity at least temporarily backed off the Rich story on Tuesday night, it remains to be seen if enough damage was done from an advertiser standpoint.  Hannity said he’s worked in an environment every day for decades “knowing people want to get me fired.”  “The great thing is, in my heart, I’m at peace,” he said. “I know I did nothing wrong.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

23 мая, 12:23

8 самых дорогих разводов в истории

Наталия Потанина, бывшая жена бизнесмена Владимира Потанина, подала к нему новый иск на 849,2 млрд руб., сообщает журнал Forbes.

23 мая, 12:23

8 самых дорогих разводов в истории

Наталия Потанина, бывшая жена бизнесмена Владимира Потанина, подала к нему новый иск на 849,2 миллиарда рублей, сообщает журнал Forbes.

23 мая, 02:09

Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column

After decades of grappling with her relationship with former President Bill Clinton and the ensuing media frenzy, Monica Lewinsky is bidding goodbye to Roger Ailes, a man who shamelessly capitalized on the scandal.  Or, rather than saying goodbye to Ailes himself, Lewinsky is saying goodbye (and good riddance) to the atmosphere he created. As she wrote in a Monday column for the New York Times: “This is not another obituary for Roger Ailes, who died last week a year after being ousted at Fox News. It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed — a culture that affected me profoundly and personally.” Lewinsky outlines the way that Ailes’ success building Fox News into the cable juggernaut it is today was intimately tied to the sensationalization and 24/7 coverage of her most painful public moments. She writes: Just two years after Rupert Murdoch appointed Mr. Ailes to head the new cable news network, my relationship with President Bill Clinton became public. Mr. Ailes, a former Republican political operative, took the story of the affair and the trial that followed and made certain his anchors hammered it ceaselessly, 24 hours a day. It worked like magic: The story hooked viewers and made them Fox loyalists. For the past 15 years, Fox News has been the No. 1 news station; last year the network made $2.3 billion. Some experts have noted that viewers found Fox for the first time because of the crisis. John Moody, a Fox executive editor, reflected on that period: “The Lewinsky saga put us on the news map.” As he put it in another interview: “Monica was a news channel’s dream come true.” Their dream was my nightmare. My character, my looks and my life were picked apart mercilessly. Truth and fiction mixed at random in the service of higher ratings. My family and I huddled at home, worried about my going to jail — I was the original target of Ken Starr’s investigation, threatened with 27 years for having been accused of signing a false affidavit, obstructing justice, suborning perjury and other crimes — or worse, me taking my own life. Meantime, Mr. Ailes huddled with his employees at Fox News, dictating a lineup of talking heads to best exploit this personal and national tragedy. Lewinsky acknowledges that every network relentlessly covered her story ― after all, it was a sex scandal and it involved the president of the United States. In 1998 and into 1999, no national news story loomed larger. However, the nature of Fox News’ coverage felt different to Lewinsky, as though there was “no rumor was too unsubstantiated, no innuendo too vile and no accusation too abhorrent.” After 20 years of running the network, Ailes was ousted from Fox News last summer amid charges of sexual harassment. Since July 2016, when Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit alleging Ailes had sexually harassed her, nine more women, including Megyn Kelly and Andrea Tantaros, have come forward with allegations of harassment. Lewinsky points out the karmic irony of this turn of events in her column. “As the past year has revealed, thanks to brave women like Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, it is clear that at Fox, this culture of exploitation wasn’t limited to the screen,” she wrote. “The irony of Mr. Ailes’s career at Fox — that he harnessed a sex scandal to build a cable juggernaut and then was brought down by his own — was not lost on anyone who has been paying attention.” Head over to the New York Times to read Lewinsky’s full column. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

23 мая, 00:00

Roger Ailes's Dream Was My Nightmare

Monica Lewinsky, New York TimesThis is not another obituary for Roger Ailes, who died last week 10 months after being ousted at Fox News. It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed — a culture that affected me profoundly and personally. Just two years after Rupert Murdoch appointed Mr. Ailes to head the new cable news network, my relationship with President Bill Clinton became public. Mr. Ailes, a former Republican political operative, took the story of the affair and the trial that followed and made certain his anchors hammered it ceaselessly, 24 hours a day.

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22 мая, 23:53

Состояние Руперта Мердока сократилось на $1,6 млрд из-за скандала вокруг Fox News

Акции 21 Century Fox обвалились после того, как стало стало известно, что звезда Fox News - Билл О'Рейли - обвиняется в неоднократных сексуальных домогательствах Состояние Руперта Мердока сократилось на $1,6 млрд на фоне скандальных новостей о Fox News, сообщает Forbes.1 апреля стало известно, что Билл О'Рейли, один из основных ведущих телеканала, неоднократно обвинялся в сексуальных домогательствах и неуместном поведении в интернете. С этого момента состояние исполнительного директора медиа-империи News Corp уменьшилось на $1,6 млрд.Это падение во многом объясняется снижением стоимости акций 21 Century Fox - материнской компании Fox News - которая торговалась на годовом максимуме накануне публикации отчетности. После сообщения об обвинениях в адрес О'Рейли они упали на 16%. Сейчас состояние Мержока, более 70% состояния которого приходится на акции Fox, оценивается в $12,1 млрд.Турбулентность в Fox News продолжается уже почти год. В июле 2016 года Гретхен Карлсон, бывший журналист телеканала, подала иск против председателя и генерального директора сети Роджера Айлеса, обвинив его в сексуальных домогательствах и мести. После этого еще несколько других женщин выдвинули аналогичные обвинения в его адрес, и он был вынужден подать в отставку, однако получил $40 млн выходного пособия.(http://www.forbes.ru/mill...)

22 мая, 12:27

Состояние Руперта Мердока сократилось на $1,6 млрд из-за скандала вокруг Fox News

Акции 21 Century Fox обвалились после того, как стало стало известно, что звезда Fox News — Билл О'Рейли — обвиняется в неоднократных сексуальных домогательствах

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20 мая, 16:00

Rupert Murdoch's Net Worth Drops $1.6 Billion Amid String Of Fox News Scandals

The Murdoch family fortune is taking a major hit.

20 мая, 14:08

Melania scours media to protect Trump

As she travels with the president this week, the first lady will be in a position to exert greater influence over his chaotic operation.

19 мая, 01:38

Roger Ailes And His Fox News Empire

Roger Ailes was a brilliant and fearless television executive who built from scratch the most powerful conservative news brand in television.   Ailes died Thursday at the age of 77, and less than year after he resigned as Fox News CEO in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. No one would have bet on the success of the Fox News Channel when it was launched in 1996.  CNN had dominated the cable news world, and Microsoft and NBC News had just teamed up to create MSNBC.  But Ailes had a vision and a mission to create a voice for conservative Americans that he felt would be successful in tapping into the “silent majority.” I was Fox News President in 1995, having been hired by Rupert Murdoch to create a “proper news organization.”  Murdoch hated CNN and its founder, Ted Turner.  My challenge at that time was that no other senior executive at Fox was interested in airing network news programming or creating a news channel.  The Fox owned local stations, which aired their own very profitable newscasts in the morning and at night, did not want to turn programming time over to the network.  Meanwhile, a cable news channel would be extremely expensive to build, and it would be very costly to obtain cable clearances. After months of frustration I put together a news service and produced some network news specials using a core news staff that I had hired.  Later, I put together a plan for a Sunday morning public affairs program I titled, “Fox News Sunday.”  I identified several anchors, many of whom Murdoch rejected as too liberal.  We finally agreed to hire the late Tony Snow, a conservative columnist and former White House spokesperson for President George H. W. Bush. Murdoch had greatly admired Roger Ailes for his politics, tenacity and bombast.  When Ailes left NBC in late 1995, Murdoch hired him as Chairman of Cable and News.  I was asked to report to Ailes, a breach of my contract.  Ailes reached out to me to arrange a luncheon meeting. Ailes got right down to business at lunch.  He said, “I need you; I don’t know anything about news.”  But soon the conversation turned to an attack of the news media.  Ailes said he hated CNN and Ted Turner.  He told me he wanted to create an “alternative news channel,” a conservative alternative.  He then asked me why I was liberal.  He added that he knew I had worked for “The Communist Broadcasting System (CBS News).”   I said that I didn’t think CBS News was liberal, and that I had always worked hard to provide fair coverage in all my work.  He asked me to stay on, saying, “It’s up to you, you have a good reputation, but let me know your decision soon.” Ailes was in a hurry. Following our lunch I reflected on Ailes’ political work for Republicans, from President Richard Nixon to President Bush.  I thought about his role in creating many misleading political commercials, and his ruthless reputation.  He was well known for his bullish and brutish style of management; you had to be totally loyal to Ailes or you were out.   And I remembered the role he played in the infamous live television showdown between CBS News anchorman Dan Rather and President Bush.  I was the CBS News Washington Bureau Chief at the time. Ailes had accompanied President Bush to his remote interview location on Capitol Hill.   When Rather asked the president about his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal, Bush testily responded, ‘’It’s not fair to judge my whole career by a rehash on Iran. How would you like it if I judged your career by those seven minutes when you walked off the set in New York?’’  Rather had, in fact, walked of the set a year earlier when a U.S. Open tennis match ran long and preempted the first few minutes of “The CBS Evening News.”  It turned out that Ailes had prepared cue cards for the president and held them up under the camera lens to assist Bush. Ailes saw the interview as an opportunity for Bush to win over wavering conservatives who viewed Rather as the personification of the liberal media.     In the hours that followed my luncheon with Ailes, I found out he had asked members of my staff of they were liberal or conservative. He terminated some who he thought were liberal, or he didn’t think he could control.  That night I decided I had had enough.  The next day I told Ailes I was resigning because I do not do “alternative journalism.”   I agreed to help during my transition, which would give my lawyer time to work out my contract. Roger and I periodically remained in contact, and I appeared dozens of time on panels for “The Strategy Room,” a Fox News internet program.   But then one of Roger’s many spy’s reported to him that I had been quoted about our luncheon in Senator Al Franken’s 2003 book about Fox News, “Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them).” I was told I was banned from all Fox News programs and I wasn’t to call Roger again. It is hard not to admire Ailes’ brilliance as a cable programmer: He created one of the most powerful news organizations ever, and he decided what stories would be emphasized throughout each day.   He became powerful and rich doing what he loved to do.  But he was anything but fair and balanced as a journalist and as an executive.   Ailes used fear and intimidation to rule his empire, and he created a workplace atmosphere where sexual harassment was overlooked.  Still, he had many devoted supporters and friends, including President Donald Trump.   He always thanked the television crew members, and, according to reports, he donated a large amount of his earnings to charities, including religious organizations. While Ailes resigned from Fox in disgrace, for more than a decade he was one of the most powerful media executives in the world.  Yet, no other media executive did more to divide the country.  After all, Ailes was the founding father of alternative news.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 мая, 00:24

Roger Ailes Was a Revolutionary in Reactionary Clothing

Love him or hate him, he created our political world.

18 мая, 19:34

Roger Ailes' Lasting Legacy: Making Trump President

Roger Ailes may be dead, but the country is now left suffering through his legacy: a politics of resentment fueled by a stream of racist, sexist propaganda made palatable with a populist spin. Ailes’ baby Fox News, which he founded with media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 1996, fundamentally reshaped conservative politics, radically changed the media landscape and inarguably fertilized the dirty muck out of which grew President Donald Trump. “The impact of Roger Ailes on American politics and media was indisputable,” said CNN commentator David Axelrod, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, on Twitter Thursday morning, when news of the former Fox CEO’s death at the age of 77 became public. Others were more blunt: “American politics would have been infinitely better off had Roger Ailes gone to barber college,” blogger Charles Pierce tweeted. It’s not just that Fox News and Ailes gave Trump a platform to spout his relentless birther conspiracy about Obama. Or that Ailes, who helped craft former President Richard Nixon’s anger-stoked presidential campaign, informally advised Trump during his run for president. He also helped put former President George H.W. Bush in office in part with a racially charged campaign. He wasn't perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help. RIP.— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) May 18, 2017 The real driver that created Trump the politician was the network’s decades-long campaign to discredit the “biased liberal media” and its constant handwringing over “political correctness.” In Fox-land there’s almost nothing worse than PC culture, essentially the idea that white men can no longer say whatever offensive thing is on their mind. Trump’s relentless need to attack and offend his perceived enemies perfectly embodies that worldview. The network radically reshaped the Republican Party, away from its intellectual roots into more of the party of the everyman that decried academic thought or so-called elite concerns (like the environment) and was best embodied by men like Bill O’Reilly, whose most recent book, “Old School,” celebrates what he calls “traditional Americans,” and rails against “sensitive snowflakes.” Fox relentlessly told its viewers that mainstream outlets are biased, while its take on the news was “fair and balanced,” priming the Trump voter to believe his spin on the horrible media. Ailes famously called CNN the Clinton News Network and CBS the Communist Broadcasting system. Trump found other words with which to slam the mainstream media. Fox segments also made sure to stoke hatred for Muslims, portraying them as terrorists and black people, as scary inner-city criminals. And, of course, Fox kept alive the notion that women are mainly beautiful objects best clad in skirts ― Ailes prohibited female anchors from wearing pants ―  and endlessly deferential to men. The last notion helped bring about Ailes’ demise at the network, he was forced out of the network he built last summer after many women accused him of horrifying sexual misbehavior. There are still harassment suits filed by Fox News employees pending against Ailes.  Trump was one of Ailes’ biggest ― and only ― defenders at the time the scandal broke last year. And though Ailes is gone, his network is still returning that favor. Fox continues to support the president. It hasn’t even bothered to cover the current scandal now rocking the White House, HuffPost’s Michael Calderone reports. Pro-Trump hosts instead used their time on air to discuss 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and a conspiracy theory about the Democratic National Committee. Fair and balanced lives on. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

18 мая, 19:01

Fox News co-founder Ailes dies aged 77

Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerful cable giant that transformed both American television and politics, has died at the age of 77. The Fox co-founder, a consultant to Republican presidents

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18 мая, 18:00

Умер основатель Fox News Роджер Эйлс

Основатель американского телеканала Fox News Роджер Эйлс умер в возрасте 77 лет. Об этом телеканалу сообщила его вдова Элизабет Эйлс. О причине смерти не сообщается.Роджер Эйлс основал Fox News в 1996 году и возглавлял телеканал до июля 2016 года, когда ведущая Гретчен Карлсон подала на него в суд, обвинив его в сексуальных домогательствах и неправомерном увольнении. Роджер Эйлс подал в отставку. Его заменил 85-летний Руперт Мердок, контролирующий медиахолдинг 21st Century Fox.

18 мая, 17:48

Fox News Personalities Praise Roger Ailes After His Death

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Fox News host Sean Hannity also spoke of Ailes’ patriotism, sharing his condolences in more than dozen tweets and issuing a warning to Ailes’ “enemies.” Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors. Roger Ailes. For Decades RA's has impacted American politics and media.— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 18, 2017 He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better. https://t.co/nZssNxFKAr— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 18, 2017 But to his enemies know this; I say ADVANTAGE ROGER, In his mind he just has a head start in preparing to kick your ass in the next life. https://t.co/gcRFTom0fG— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 18, 2017 Hannity also called Ailes a “second father.” “In 1996 he took a huge risk on an inexperienced, young, local radio talk show host in Atlanta,” Hannity wrote on Twitter. “He saw something in me and many others he hired that we never saw in ourselves, and he forever changed the trajectory of thousands of [people’s] lives.” Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox, called Ailes a “brilliant broadcaster” who “played a huge role in shaping America’s media over the last thirty years.” “Roger was a great patriot who never ceased fighting for his beliefs,” Murdoch said in a statement. Others called Ailes a “genius” and heralded his achievements at Fox News, which he helped start in 1996 and turned into the top cable news network.  RIP #RogerAiles one of the most impt broadcasters in history-The genius who created #FoxNews -a good friend, who loved his family & country— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 18, 2017 Friends for decades #RogerAiles hired me twice-at #CNBC & #FoxNews after 9/11. I so lament his passing & the circumstances of his last year— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 18, 2017 Roger Ailes founded one of the most important and successful media outlets in American history. I will miss his friendship dearly. RIP.— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 18, 2017 Roger Ailes died this morning, our deepest sympathies to Beth and his son Zach. Roger was a media genius, good friend and great American.— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) May 18, 2017 Deeply saddened by death of Roger Ailes. He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 18, 2017 Love and prayers to Beth and Zach. R.I.P Roger - you changed television as we know it. https://t.co/1vjhGFQaDc— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 18, 2017 Terribly sad news. R.I.P. https://t.co/K90HHnc1fx— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 18, 2017 RIP #RogerAiles sending my love and prayers to Beth & Zachary. Roger was a friend and a mentor to so many of us @FoxNews he will be missed— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) May 18, 2017 For all he controversies surrounding Roger. He created jobs and a pathway for me to realize my goals. I'm grateful.— Mike Tobin (@MikeTobinFox) May 18, 2017 Roger Ailes was a great American patriot. May the Lord comfort you, Beth and Zachary.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 18, 2017 RIP Roger Ailes, who 20 yrs ago gave me a chance to thrive @ the fledgling Fox News Channel. Thoughts & prayers for Elizabeth & Zachary.— RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) May 18, 2017 Others in the media shared condolences for Ailes, as well as criticism. Rodger Ailes Dead! RIP founder of modern talk radio and Fox News.. Say what you want but we stand on his shoulders. pic.twitter.com/SWcU1aLBP5— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) May 18, 2017 Roger Ailes behaved egregiously toward women in his organization and changed our culture for the worse, making people dumber and angrier.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 18, 2017 Matt Drudge, founder of influential conservative media site the Drudge Report, broke the news of Ailes’ death on Twitter. Then he shared his respects and recounted recently spending a “magical day” with the newsman.  Roger brought news to life. A true American classic. So many stories... pic.twitter.com/2JZ17tUwPh— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) May 18, 2017 Spent magical day with Ailes in Palm Beach last month. He loved life, country, Beth. News! We sat for 9 hours. He was excited for the future pic.twitter.com/iouxq3E0uK— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) May 18, 2017 Rick Folbaum, an anchor for CBS’s local news station in Miami who previously worked for Fox News, reflected on Alies and the sexual harassment scandal that dominated the past year. Bur I saw enough good in him - loyalty, patriotism, humor and generosity - that that's how I choose to remember him today. https://t.co/g44mHVIg6w— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) May 18, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

18 мая, 16:18

Умер создатель Fox News

На 78-м году жизни скончался основатель и экс-глава американского телеканала Fox News Роджер Эйлс, сообщается на сайте телеканала. Печальную весть подтвердила вдова Элизабет Эйлс. По ее словам, супруг скончался утром 18 мая. "Роджер был любящим мужем и отцом, а также верным другом для многих людей. Он также был патриотом, который был благодарен тому, что жил в США. В стране, которая

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18 мая, 15:58

Fox News founder Roger Ailes dies aged 77

Former Nixon aide turned Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel into potent force in television

18 мая, 15:57

Скончался основатель Fox News Роджер Эйлс

СМИ сообщили о кончине основателя и главы Fox News Роджера Эйлса. Американский журналист, продюсер и медиамагнат ушёл из жизни в возрасте 76 лет. Обстоятельства его гибели пока неизвестны. Роджер Эйлс возглавлял Fox News с момента запуска телеканала в 1996 году. До этого он работал советником у президентов США Ричарда Никсона и Рональда Рейгана. В июле 2016-го Эйлс подал в отставку с поста главы Fox News. После этого функции руководителя телеканала взял на себя 85-летний Руперт Мёрдок, контролирующий медиахолдинг 21st Century Fox. Отметим, Fox News называют любимым телеканалом Дональда Трампа. А одну из его журналисток — ведущую шоу Fox & Friends Хизер Нойерт — и вовсе назначили официальным спикером Госдепа США.

18 мая, 15:51

Roger Ailes remembered as a pioneer

Former Fox News chief, who passed away Thursday morning, left a complicated legacy.

18 мая, 15:51

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chairman and CEO, dies age 77

Family announces death of channel’s ousted founder and former presidential adviser, a key force in shaping contemporary media and politicsRoger Ailes, the controversial, visionary founder of Fox News who was forced out of the company amid a sexual harassment scandal, has died aged 77.Ailes, a former presidential adviser, joined the network in 1996, building it into the major conservative force in American politics, a profits powerhouse for Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and a company now mired in scandal. Continue reading...

27 ноября 2014, 09:05

ЕС vs США: Google предлагают разбить на куски

Европейский парламент готовится к обсуждению странного вопроса: "стоит ли разделить компанию Google на несколько отдельных сервисов?" У американских коллег сама идея вызывает все возможные негативные эмоции - от недоумения до негодования.  Показать "Кузькину мать" Европарламент не способен разрушить Google. В конце концов, штаб-квартира компании находится в США, и кроме американских властей структуру ее бизнеса никто не может изменить. Но в Европе продолжается антимонопольное расследование деятельности Google, в рамках которого политики и чиновники придумывают новые способы ограничения экспансии американцев на своей территории. На таком фоне действия Европарламента являются скорее намеком на продолжение преследования зарубежного интернет-гиганта. Законотворцы могут поддержать идею отделения поисковика Google от других фирменных сервисов. Если это произойдет, американцы должны получить четкий сигнал, отражающий позицию властей Евросоюза. До сих пор центральное место в расследовании занимали именно антимонопольщики из Еврокомиссии. В Америке на выпад со стороны европейцев уже отреагировали сразу два правительственных комитета. Их представители, сенаторы Рон Уайден и Оррин Хэтч заявили: "Это предложение и другие подобные ему идеи способствуют строительству стен, а не мостов. При этом не учитываются в полной мере те негативные эффекты, которые могут навредить торговым отношениям США и ЕС". В США считают, что Европа нарушает принцип открытых рынков. Говорится также о "политизации" процесса. Действующие лица Интересно, что против разделения Google выступает Гюнтер Эттингер. Да, тот самый Гюнтер Эттингер, который раньше отвечал за энергетику и присутствовал на переговорах между Украиной и Россией по газу. Теперь он еврокомиссар по вопросам цифровых технологий. Эттингер уверен, что бить Google на части никто не будет. Кто же тогда решил голосовать? Это Андреас Шваб, представитель консервативного крыла Европарламента и испанец Рамон Тремоза, представляющий интересы Каталонии. Эти политики утверждают, что усилия Еврокомиссии пока не оправдали себя, а поведение Google на рынке Старого Света напоминает монополизм. "До сих пор Google отказывалась придумать какие-либо идеи, способные изменить ситуацию и снять претензии со стороны Еврокомиссии. Вместо этого компания продолжала вести дела как ей заблагорассудится. Таким образом она давит на конкурентную среду, что вредит европейским потребителям и бизнесу", - считают Шваб и Тремоза.  Ссылки по теме Мердок: "Google – шайка пиратов" Европа забывает, Google хочет вспомнить все Google наконец договорилась с европейскими властями В самой Еврокомиссии произошли перестановки. Хоакин Альмуния отправился в отставку, и его место заняла Маргрете Вестегер. Интересно, какую позицию займет она и как далеко готова будет пойти ради обеспечения свободной конкуренции на интернет-рынке в том виде, в каком эту конкуренцию видят консерваторы из Европарламента. Битва за правду или зависть? В данный момент 90% поисковых запросов в Европе приходится на Google. В 2010г. конкуренты подали жалобу на американского игрока, объявив, что он мешает им развиваться. Речь идет в частности о рекламе и выгодном положении партнеров в поисковых результатах. Напомним, что ранее медиа-магнат Руперт Мердок сделал громкое заявление по поводу Google. С помощью исполнительного директора News Corp Роберта Томсона он попытался донести до антимонопольных органов мысль о том, что Google отдает предпочтение своим сайтам-партнерам. Если пользователь вбивает запрос в поисковик, то якобы получает именно те результаты, которые принесут Google максимальное количество денег. Подобные претензии озвучивались и раньше, но News Corp сформулировала их, пожалуй, максимально жестко. Отметим, что Google все-таки пытается найти мирное решение. Так в начале этого года компания согласилась выводить в результатах поиска рекламные объявления, предоставляемые конкурентами.

08 сентября 2014, 17:03

20 миллиардеров, которые управляют политикой США

Они добились успеха в бизнесе и инвестициях, и теперь пытаются протолкнуть свои и чужие политические идеи в политической системе США. В нашем списке самые влиятельные миллиардеры-политики Америки.  20.Элис Уолтон Элис Уолтон - наследница богатства крупнейшей в мире розничной сети Wal-Mart, пусть и не единственная. Уолтон вполне открыто поддерживает Хиллари Клинтон и вложилась в так называемый "PAC" (Комитет политических действий) под названием "Ready for Hillary".  19.Дональд Трамп Владелец конгломерата The Trump Organization и король американского сектора недвижимости Дональд Трамп, как и многие представители большого бизнеса, придерживается республиканских взглядов. Напомним, что Республиканская партия поддерживает наиболее мягкую налоговую политику в отношении богачей.  18.Марк Андрессен Инвестор-миллиардер Марк Андрессен уверен, что будущее за Республиканской партией США. Он поддерживал кандидата от республиканцев Митта Ромни на президентских выборах 2012г. В данный момент Андрессен инвестриует в широкий спектр активов, многие из которых будут влиять и на политический фон. Стоит вспомнить хотя бы о криптовалюте bitcoin.  17.Питер Дж. Питерсон Питерсон был министром торговли при Ричарде Никсоне, а теперь управляет мощным фондом. Миллиардер ратует за уменьшение государственного долга, и с помощью Peter G. Peterson Foundation основал такие организации, направленные на борьбу с долгами США как Fix the Debt и Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  16.Поль Зингер Поль Зингер - бизнесмен с партийным билетом. Он консервативный республиканец, но выступает за однополые браки. Именно эта идея стала для него центральной в политической деятельности. С помощью организации American Unity он вложил $2 млн в поддержку республиканцев, которые также выступают за однополые браки. Главный актив Зингера - Elliott Management Corporation.  15.Арт Поуп Бывший председатель бюджетного комитета Северной Каролины и преуспевающий бизнесмен Арт Поуп вложил миллионы долларов в продвижение своих политических идей. В первую очередь, речь идет о свободном рынке, который Поуп считает основной составляющей успешной экономики. Арт Поуп также республиканец.  14.Пьер и Памела Омидьяр Семья иранского происхождения, которая добилась успеха в США, вкладывает существенные средства в продвижение идеи прозрачности и открытости. Пьер и Памела интересуются также вопросами прав на собственность и экономического развития.  13.Джефф и Макинзи Безос Кто бы мог подумать, что руководство Amazon.com может интересоваться политикой. Однако Джефф Безос недавно приобрел издание Washington Post и вложил $2,5 млн в поддержку однополых браков. Напомним, что этот вопрос в США остается одним из наиболее острых в области внутренней политики.  12.Марк Цукерберг И снова миллиардер из высокотехнологического сектора, который интересуется политикой. Марк Цукерберг совместно с организацией FWD.us работает над иммиграционной реформой, а в Нью-Джерси проталкивает реформу начального образования. Напомним, что самому владельцу Facebook в настоящий момент всего 30 лет.  11.Питер Тиль Питерь Тиль, известный инвестор, владелец хэдж-фондов и сооснователь PayPal, вложил $2,6 млн в предвыборную кампанию в 2012г., деньги получил Рон Пол, который вылетел из гонки во время праймериз. В последнее время Тиль активно выступает в пользу увеличения минимального размера оплаты труда.  10.Уоррен Баффет Миллиардер Баффет, владелец знаменитого Berkshire Hathaway, сыграл важную роль в политике США после избрания Барака Обамы на пост президента. Уоррен Баффет выступает за ограничение власти богачей, увеличение налогов для них, и собирается расстаться с большей частью своего богатства в рамках The Giving Pledge ("Клятва дарения").  9.Пенни Прицкер Пенни Прицкер была министром торговли и одним из главных лоббистов идей Барака Обамы. Кроме того, Прицкер является сооснователем PSP Capital Partners, Pritzker Realty Group и еще ряда крупных фирм, что придает ее голосу значимость, когда речь заходит о внутренней политике.  8.Джон и Лора Арнольд Джон Арнольд управлял крупным хэдж-фондом, и фокусировался на инвестициях в газовые активы а потом стал филантропом. Правда, не каждый найдет желание помочь людям в его стремлении добиться сокращения пенсий и добиться роста финансовой нагрузки для работников предприятий.  7.Билл и Мелинда Гейтс The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - один из самых авторитетных благотворительных фондов, инвестирующих в борьбу с болезнями и бедностью в развивающихся странах, в частности, в Африканских. Также основатель Microsoft и его супруга сражаются за реформирование американской системы образования и легализацию однополых браков.  6.Руперт Мердок Руперт Мердок контролирует Wall Street Journal и Fox News - это важнейшие поставщики политических и экономических новостей. Таким образом, Мердок сосредоточил в своих руках активы, способные задавать новостной тон и влиять на настроения в обществе. Кроме того, Руперт Мердок сотрудничает с Bloomberg по вопросу иммиграционной реформы.  5.Джордж Сорос Джордж Сорос открыто лоббирует идеи демократов. Он потратил $1 млн в 2012г. на поддержку Барака Обамы на выборах. Кроме того, Сорос в данный момент является сопредседателем комитета политических действий "Ready for Hillary".  4.Шелдон Эделсон Наша жизнь - игра, и один из королей игорного бизнеса Шелдон Эделсон активно вкладывает средства в политику. Он потратил $93 млн, чтобы "победить Барака Обаму". Речь, конечно, не о том, что бизнесмен надеялся участвовать в выборах, а о поддержке республиканцев, которые "выполняют свои обещания". На следующих выборах Эделсон инвестирует в кампанию вдвое больше.  3.Том Стейер Стейер - сооснователь и один из руководителей фонда Farallon Capital Management. Он также основал несколько банков. Помимо бизнеса Тома Стейера интересуют вопросы охраны окружающей среды, и он активно лоббирует соответствующие идеи в политической среде.  2.Майкл Блумберг Бывший мэр Нью-Йорка и основатель агентства Bloomberg Майкл Блумберг активно борется с бесконтрольным распространением оружия. Он инвестировал $50 млн в противодействие организации NRA, которая как раз пытается добиться свободной торговли оружием на всей территории США, делая отсылку ко Второй поправке к Конституции.  1.Чарльз и Дэвид Кох Братья Кох инвестировали $30 млн в программу, которая выявляет слабые стороны демократов. Это специальная рекламная кампания, навредившая тем политикам, которым есть что скрывать. К следующим выборам общий объем инвестиций в эту программу семья Кох собирается довести до $290 млн. Еще одной жертвой стала программа здравоохранения "Obamacare".