Murdoch Sons Monitor Roger Ailes Lawsuit Closely

Times are tense.

James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch, CEO and co-executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, respectively, are keeping a close eye on Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment suit against Fox News president Roger Ailes.

According to The New York Times, the Murdoch boys have had daily meetings about the lawsuit with a team of lawyers. Their father, Rupert Murdoch, also phones in to discuss the crisis. The meetings are a way for the Murdochs to ensure that “impartial and thorough consideration is given to the matter.”

Of course, impartiality is impossible. Ailes has successfully run Fox News for many years, and the Murdoch dudes know this. So they aren’t going to act rashly and disrupt the money-making network; especially right before the 2016 presidential election.

Somewhat ironically, Fox News—a network that thrived on fear mongering—is in the grips of that very emotion.