"Jon is a respected journalist and an expert in the digital realm," said Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman and CEO. "We've enjoyed competing with CNN during his tenure and I'm confident he'll be an asset to any news organization he joins in the future. I look forward to continuing our personal dialogue."
"I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don't have to do it with bombast," said Roger Ailes, president of Fox News, in an exchange with music mogul Russell Simmons, posted Monday on Simmons' website.