Roger Ailes Penning Tell-All Book

    FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes  poses at Fox News in New York. Propelled by Ailes' "fair and balanced" branding, Fox has targeted viewers who believe the other cable-news networks, and maybe even the media overall, display a liberal tilt from which Fox News delivers them with unvarnished truth. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, file)

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    Let's hope there's a whole chapter about Sarah Palin. Fox News chief Roger Ailes is in talks with publisher HarperCollins (owned by Fox chief Rupert Murdoch) to write an autobiography, New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports—with help from Jim Pinkerton, the ghostwriter behind Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction. Ailes’s new literary venture could signal that he's planning to leave Fox News when his contract expires in the summer of 2013. He has not tapped a successor inside Fox, but he recently expressed interest in owning the Cleveland Indians. The 71-year-old Ailes has a long history with Pinkerton, with whom he worked on George H.W. Bush’s 1988 presidential campaign. A Fox News spokesperson did not deny any of the claims outright but told The Daily Beast in a statement: "There is one source with direct knowledge of Roger’s plans … and that’s Roger himself. Since Roger has never spoken to [New York reporter] Gabe [Sherman] in his life, we continue to be fascinated with Gabe’s uncanny ability to read his mind."

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