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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:22 AM

Gawker editor: Ailes was having me tailed

Source: Huffington Post/ Capital Pro

Here's something you won't read in Gabriel Sherman's hotly anticipated, scoop-filled book about Roger Ailes: Gawker editor John Cook told Capital he was reliably informed that Ailes, the powerful chairman of the Fox News Channel, had him tailed in 2012.

Cook, 40, has a history of reporting aggressively on the leading cable-news network and its 73-year-old chief. In April of 2012, he published proprietary company information that was leaked to the site by the so-called "Fox Mole," later revealed to be Joe Muto, a former associate producer. Then there was Cook's 2009 ambush of Fox News "ambusher" Jesse B. Watters, and a series of 2011 reports on a Putnam County-based community newspaper owned by Ailes and his wife. One of those stories claimed that Ailes had spied on the paper's reporters.

Cook told Capital that during a private converstion with a former Fox News executive last summer, Cook was asked if he takes his kids, then aged 2 and 4 (he's since added another to the family), to Prospect Park for picnic lunches. Cook replied that yes, he does in fact take his kids to Prospect Park during lunchtime on the weekends. But how would said Fox News insider have knowledge of this, Cook wanted to know?

Cook said that his source, whose name he did not want to appear in this article, divulged that Ailes had commissioned someone (or some people) to tail Cook, and that they had reported back to Ailes on his whereabouts. Cook said this person had first-hand knowledge of the situation and he provided related text messages to Capital documenting that this conversation took place.


Read more: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/01/8538708/gawker-editor-ailes-was-having-me-tailed



I wonder if this one will get national attention? Roger Ailes is quite a vindictive person it is reported later on in the article. What else is new?

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Kingofalldems Jan 2014 #1
MynameisBlarney Jan 2014 #2
JustAnotherGen Jan 2014 #3
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bucolic_frolic Jan 2014 #5
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:28 AM

1. Looks like an investigation into Fox ala Europe is warranted.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:35 AM

2. As bad as Murdoch is...

Ailes is worse by several orders of magnitude.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:38 AM

3. Kick!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:58 AM

4. K & R

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 12:04 PM

5. Creepy!

Like something out of a Len Deighton novel

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2014, 07:36 PM

7. Stalker

 

But that's what they do now right? Jacking phones and spying and lying. They don't think this will come back to haunt them?

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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 12:38 PM

6. K & R

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