$20 million settlement and a host’s abrupt exit add to Fox’s summer of discontent

September 6, 2016 11:26 PM

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$20 million settlement and a host’s abrupt exit add to Fox’s summer of discontent

It took years for Roger Ailes to build Fox News Channel into the dominant player in cable news. It’s taken just two months for its future to become uncertain.

The network took twin public-relations blows on Tuesday, culminating a summer of turbulence. Fox’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, agreed to pay $20 million to former Fox host Gretchen Carlson to settle her sexual-harassment claims against Ailes, the network founder and former GOP strategist who w...

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