Ailes was openly enraged when NBC swapped the "America's Talking" network,
his baby, for MSNBC. I suspect Ailes only agreed to FoxNews with the
so-called key man clause because he had no access to AT talent after the
net's implosion.

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Tom Wolper <twol...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 2:37 PM, Bob Jersey <bob.in.jer...@juno.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','bob.in.jer...@juno.com');>> wrote:
>
>>
>> Steve Timko wrote:
>>>
>>> It was called the key man clause.
>>> [CNN (link)]
>>> <http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/16/media/fox-news-key-man-clause-roger-ailes/>
>>>
>>> So take him out and risk losing other hosts.
>>>
>>
>> A whole slew of two-bit lefty sites now will fight amongst themselves for
>> bragging rights as to having broke the story.
>>
>
> It has become clear that Gabriel Sherman at NY Magazine broke the story
> and did most of the legwork. I haven't seen anyone else claim credit.
>
> About the "key man" clause: TV people generally sign non-compete clauses
> when they leave stations/networks. I am guessing that doesn't come with a
> "key man" exit since it can happen even during the term of a contract. It
> looks like a tremendous screw-up on Fox's part.
>
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