Why Roger Ailes Took Me Off Fox News

Elaine Chao did not like me writing critically about​ her husband, Mitch McConnell.

Several years ago, during the early days of the 2014 primary season, I was scheduled to be on Fox News and the hit got…

Roger Ailes had Bill Shine reach out before he himself reached out. Roger had a problem and the only way he could resolve the problem was to take me off the air. Elaine Chao was on the Newscorp board of directors and, according to Roger, Elaine was "riding [his] ass" about me being on Fox. I was supporting Matt Bevin in the 2014 Republican primary in Kentucky against McConnell. And it didn't matter why I was on television and on what topics I was or was not talking, Chao had told Roger I was an unwelcome presence on Fox and not a team player. Roger had not only told me, but conveyed to my boss at RedState that I was becoming a problem for him with Elaine.

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