For months, the career D. He landed a gig with a paid speaking firm. And he has been working on a pilot for a somewhat jejune talk show called Common Ground, in which he would sit down with people across the political spectrum for a friendly chat over coffee or a pint. For the most part, Spicer has been lucky enough to avoid the worst fallout from the Trump administration, leaving before the Charlottesville catastrophe, and surviving an awkward Emmys appearance with only minor tut-tutting from the left.
Fox News, the most obvious home for a former Trump staffer, did not offer Spicer a contract as a commentator. Trump had hung up on Kelly after she ran a segment about his divorce from Ivana Trump, which noted that Ivana had signed an affidavit claiming that Trump had raped her. Against this strained backdrop, at the debate in Cleveland, Kelly asked Trump a famously tough question.
Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect President? Fox received a flood of e-mails, almost all of them anti-Kelly.
It also kicked off a feud between Trump and Fox, in which Trump briefly boycotted the channel, hurting its ratings and forcing Ailes to grovel. Trump has made the debate a point of pride. Two of those sources say that they know of the tipoff from a purported eyewitness.
In addition, a former Trump campaign aide says that a Fox contact gave him advance notice of a different debate question, which asked the candidates whether they would support the Republican nominee, regardless of who won. These claims are hard to evaluate: Ailes is dead, and they conflict with substantial reporting suggesting that the rift between Trump and Fox was bitter.
A Fox spokesperson strongly denied the allegations, and declined requests for interviews with employees involved in the debate. They would have you out of business. The network apologized to Carlson, and paid her a twenty-million-dollar settlement. Murdoch was slow to see the gravity of the sexual-harassment issue, but his two sons—James, the C.
His demand forced the company to take action, since the notes of the meeting created a public paper trail. Ailes also began developing a plan to go into business with Trump. Ailes was so excited that he was willing to forfeit his severance payment from Fox, which was attached to a non-compete agreement. He asked Bannon to join the venture and to start planning it as soon as Trump lost the election.
For years, Ailes had been the focus of liberal complaints, and so when Fox pushed him out many people thought that the channel would change. They were right. Now Fox is just Trump, Trump, Trump. If you look historically, when you get rid of a Saddam in Iraq, or a Qaddafi in Libya, the place falls apart.
After Ailes was ousted, Murdoch, then eighty-five, assumed the title of acting C. For months, people close to the family say, he was in very bad shape, convalescing at home in L. When it came to numbers, like ratings, revenues, G.
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When Shine assumed command at Fox, the campaign was nearing its end, and Trump and Clinton were all but tied. That fall, a FoxNews. Diana Falzone, who often covered the entertainment industry, had obtained proof that Trump had engaged in a sexual relationship in with a pornographic film actress calling herself Stormy Daniels.
Falzone had even seen the contract. After getting one noncommittal answer after another from her editors, Falzone at last heard from LaCorte, who was then the head of FoxNews. But Rupert wants Donald Trump to win. So just let it go. Falzone pitched this story to Fox, too, but it went nowhere. In January, , Fox demoted Falzone without explanation. That May, she sued the network.
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Her attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, declined to comment but acknowledged that a settlement has been reached; it includes a nondisclosure agreement that bars Falzone from talking about her work at Fox. Ken you are such a LIAR. This story got killed by FoxNews at the highest level. I know, because I was one of your sources.
Shine was liked by most of the on-air stars he managed; they describe him as well organized and forthright. Shine, who is tough-looking, with a doughy, dented face, is the son of a New York City policeman. Colleagues say that Shine knew how to coach talent to look good on TV, and how to drive ratings. He was the one who would give you the lucrative contract. He controlled the narrative that way. They allegedly compiled a dossier on Gabriel Sherman as he worked on his Ailes biography, and obtained the phone records of another journalist, Joe Strupp, in an effort to find out who was leaking to him.
Separately, Ailes and a small group kept a close eye on internal talent. These people often get burned themselves. But at least four civil lawsuits against Fox have named Shine as a defendant for enabling workplace harassment. The suit faults Fox for spending fifty-five million dollars to settle such claims out of court.
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The use of company funds for payoffs prompted a criminal investigation by the U. In , Shine was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, but instead he agreed to be interviewed by prosecutors. A copy of the confidentiality agreement shows that Shine co-signed it. The day that Ailes left Fox, Luhn broke her silence. She had sexually serviced Ailes for years, she said, in part because he had blackmailed her with compromising videotapes.
A spokesperson for Shine has denied this account, and has said that Shine was unaware that Ailes and Luhn had a sexual relationship. She has since left NBC. Shine soon followed him out the door. Hannity proposed Shine as a top communications official, or even as a deputy chief of staff. A year later, Shine was both. By the time Trump was elected, Murdoch had adeptly improved ties with him.
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Murdoch appears to have been wise in securing a rapprochement. Hundt, the former F. The Murdoch family will receive more than two billion dollars in the deal, and will become a major stockholder in the combined company. The Justice Department expressed no serious antitrust concerns, even though the combined company will reportedly account for half the box-office revenue in America.
Trump publicly congratulated Murdoch even before the Justice Department signed off on the deal, and claimed that it would create jobs. In fact, the consolidation is projected to result in thousands of layoffs. In July, the F. The F. New York is under threat, Maladias has sent his three kings to forge the way open for him by killing every mage they can lay hands on, and they are shapeshifters so the dangers they pose to the council of mages, the academy and the court of the arcane arts over in Scotland This 2nd book takes off right where book 1 left off, and we see Aspen struggling on her own, angry at Isak for deserting her, at Lucien for betraying her, and at the world in general for the danger which is lurking everywhere.
New York is under threat, Maladias has sent his three kings to forge the way open for him by killing every mage they can lay hands on, and they are shapeshifters so the dangers they pose to the council of mages, the academy and the court of the arcane arts over in Scotland are enormous. Mages are being picked and killed off and there is no trace of the Kings presence. Aspen knows she has to find Isak and bring him back somehow and that she was the King's next target.
Isak was angry at Aspen for killing his mentor, the only person who ever cared for him in his life, Xavier but Xavier was the one who had killed Aspen's parents right in front of her very eyes, so it seemed as though they were at an impasse unless they could see each other's point of view!
This young adult urban fantasy novel is full of action, magic and other worldly creatures, suspense and thrills all the way, and a lot of love amidst all the angst and insecurities which everyone was facing. I am so in love with this series and I am really looking forward to book 3 to see the end of Maladias I hope! May 08, Rosemary rated it it was amazing Shelves: all-action-thriller , fantasy , epic-adventure-thriller , overcoming-the-odds. Mage's Trial - a review by Rosemary Kenny MC Aspen Rivest is not a truly magical being - she's a 'GM' human, known in the world of Magic as a Null, meaning she can absorb magic whether or not it's being used against her!
She is being mentored by a senior Mage, Lucien and has now become a Mage herself, though some who know her human antecedents mock her as a 'False Mage'. All Mages and other inhabitants of the magic 'boroughs' know that trouble is coming in the form of an evil High Fae, who has Mage's Trial - a review by Rosemary Kenny MC Aspen Rivest is not a truly magical being - she's a 'GM' human, known in the world of Magic as a Null, meaning she can absorb magic whether or not it's being used against her! The two fell out and he left, after finding out Aspen had killed his own mentor Mage Xavier, after believing he'd killed her human parents.
As the world of Mages is on the verge of being destroyed, can the beleaguered youngsters and their allies stand against Maladias' evil plot? Read Mage's Trial to find out? Jun 16, Pris rated it really liked it Shelves: arc , lroa , lrobb. As a fitting sequel to the series, it takes the reader on the quest of finding out more about Aspen's past especially regarding her parents , search for the missing Isak, and traveling to the other side of the ocean in hopes of finding answers on how to defeat the Kings. I loved the descriptions of both Edinburgh and the Academy of Magic.
As for the battle scenes, they'll certainly take your breath away though they aren't for the faint of heart since both are preceded by blood baths. I certainly found Aspen's growth admirable throughout the book. I also especially enjoyed getting a few chapters from Isak's POV, and I think his and Aspen's reunion was very sweet and very fitting for the series and Aspen's character though don't expect it to happen during the first half of the book. All in all, a great sequel that leaves you wanting the final installment of the series as soon as you finish it. PS: where do I get a Loki?
Aug 02, The Mysterious Reader rated it it was amazing. No longer a simple thief, she is a Mage of growing powers, but the Council of Mages is in shambles and the servants of Maladias yes, this is a truly nasty evil sucker are out to kill all Mages left alive.