Fox News chief Roger Ailes wants to take his conservative interpretation of contemporary affairs and apply to history.
Ailes told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday that he wants Fox’s parent company News Corp to team up with host Bill O’Reilly — author of a series of pop history books detailing the bloody deaths of Lincoln, JFK and, most recently, Jesus — and launch the venture.
“I would like News Corp to form a history channel and let Bill work with me,” Ailes said. “I’d run it for him because I’d like history done correctly for a change. They’re not teaching the kids the real stuff. I think there is room for another channel, and I would love to do it.”
Ailes is the subject of a highly anticipated forthcoming book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” by Gabriel Sherman. The book alleges, among other things, that Ailes once promised a former female employee a higher salary if she agreed to have sex with him whenever he wanted.
Ailes told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s not worried about the book because the publisher “refused to fact check the content with me or Fox News.”