Paul, Weiss' investigation of Deflategate resulted in a judge's reprimand for bias.
That media coverage was resurrected when it was hired by 21st Century Fox as outside law firm to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment at Fox. Former Fox anchor, Gretchen Carlson, had filed a lawsuit against Fox head Roger Ailes as an individual. The defendant was not Fox. It was Ailes per se.
So, of course, Paul, Weiss had to be totally objective in its investigation.
On Abovethelaw.com, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, reports that their findings might be ending the long era of domination of Fox by Roger Ailes. The Three Mediateers, Papa Bear Murdoch and the two sons, seem to have decided he must go. The question seems to be: Now or after the RNC? Here is her coverage.
According to sources, notes Rubino, what was found was not only evidence of sexual harassment. In addition, it was discovered that the workplace was a hostile entity.
One example, no surprise to us who understand how public relations can operate, was the conga line of Fox employees stating in public what a great leader Ailes was. On it were big brandnames such as that of Money Honey. Many of us recall that Nick Cavuto had published an opinion-editorial praising Ailes.
Were those employees who supported Ailes subjected to heavy pressure to do that? And, by whom?
The end of the Ailes era could bring in less far-right media at Fox. Soon enough that cable network will be competing with Facebook Live for eyeballs. Some speculate that with Facebook's more than a billion members, its news function could become the go-to place globally. Who would need Fox or CNN?
If Ailes goes, the influence and power of his one-time (and maybe even current) personal public relations representatives, Bob Dilenschneider of The Dilenschneider Group, could be in play.
Dilenschneider purchased the $15,000 of ads promoting a positive Ailes biography to counter the publication of the negative one "The Loudest Voice in the Room" by Gabriel Sherman. Since Shermans's book, out in 2014, remains a brisk seller on Amazon, the Dilenschneider initiative doesn't appear to be a homerun, does it.
In addition, without Ailes as the head of Fox, The Dilesnchneider Group could lose access to placing its clients on that media outlet.
We will be hearing more about the Ailes saga this week as the RNC plays out.