Here’s the backstory on that ‘Roger Ailes could be indicted this week‘ story that blew around the web (and some Sunday shows) yesterday.
Barry Ritholz, the financial blogger who reported the story yesterday morning, says he met the unnamed source in a Barbados airport on his way home from vacation.
Ritholz tells Salon he “struck up a conversation with an older man sitting next to him”:
“We started chatting and next thing I know, we’re waiting to leave the gate, his phone rings and he tells his wife, ‘yeah Ailes just canceled the event,’ Ritholtz says, describing the man as “obviously annoyed and frustrated.”
The man runs an annual event in March at which Ailes was scheduled to speak, according to Ritholtz, who declined to specify the event. When he asked the man why Ailes canceled, the man said Ailes was about to be indicted. He describes the man, who he would not name, as an “Upper East Side Democrat.”
Ritholz “”passed along” the information to his blog: “If it’s true we’ll find out. If it’s not, no big deal.”
Read the rest of Salon’s piece here >
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