Just in case you needed further evidence that former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is not a good person, New York reports that he used company money to spy on journalists that had covered him.
Ailes allegedly had what he called the “black room,” an office at News Corp’s headquarters which he used to coordinate with outside consultants he had hired to conduct negative PR and surveillance campaigns against those he saw as his enemies.
Ailes’ targets included John Cook and Hamilton Nolan of Gawker and Joe Lindsley, the former editor of Ailes’ local paper, the Putnam County News and Recorder. Gabriel Sherman, the New York reporter who broke this and many other Ailes stories, was also followed by Ailes’ henchmen.
Through a lawyer, Ailes said these allegations were “totally false.” We know of at least 20 women who probably think otherwise.