When New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman jumped on to the CNN airwaves Monday to chat with Brian Stelter and Brooke Baldwin about the first of several atomic Roger Ailes scoops, viewers were surprised to see the reporter’s arm in a sling. Turns out Sherman bore the injury from tripping and falling July 16 on a Cleveland sidewalk. (Sherman joked over the weekend that he was “typing slowly.”)
This afternoon, as news that Ailes has been forced out of Fox News detonated, several media peers were quick to praise Sherman while bringing up that injury. The tweets are a remarkable capper to national affairs editor Sherman’s efforts, which greatly accelerated the downward momentum of Ailes and brought Rupert Murdoch back today from vacation in the south of France to address the Fox News troops.
Huge props to @gabrielsherman who worked the Ailes story from the beginning. All with one of his arms in a sling.
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) July 21, 2016
MVP award this week must go to @gabrielsherman, who was ahead of everyone on Ailes despite a broken arm.
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) July 21, 2016
— Jason Zengerle (@zengerle) July 19, 2016
— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) July 19, 2016