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What's Fox News without Roger Ailes?

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What's Fox News without Roger Ailes?

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>> Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson not letting a power play by her former boss Roger Ale silence here. Carlson posting a video on Twitter Wednesday to complain about his attempts to keep details of her lawsuit away from the public.>> Forcing victims of sexual harassment into secret arbitration proceedings is wrong because it means that nobody ever finds out what really happened.
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>> Ailes, the man responsible for turning Fox News into America's cable TV juggernaut in less than 20 years, is being pushed out the door amid allegations from Carlson and others of sexual harassment, leaving many to wonder what happens to the network without his vision and his dominance? It's no secret the Ailes strategy and the success of Fox News totally hinges on his political ideology.
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Unabashedly conservative and unapologetically Republican, taking a page from old partisan newspaper barons but never before done in an American TV newsroom. The departure of a legend could usher in an era of a gentler, lefter Fox News under the guise of Rupert Murdoch's son, James. He now runs Fox News' parent company 21st Century Fox and as a political centrist, he's known to have disdain for Fox's heavy leaning to the right.
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But a shift in tone could put a company cash count in jeopardy, possibly turning off tens of millions of nightly viewers and the deep pocketed advertisers who love them. And what happens to the face of FOX News if you swap out the mastermind? The network's top two stars Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity are Ailes' loyalist and both could bolt with him according to media reports leaving Megan Kelly, a rising star, could make her more valuable to Fox, but she might also take heat for helping push out the boss.
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A published report this week said that she too alleged Ailes had sexually harassed her in the past, a claim he denies. Kelly's contract with the network is up next year.