The "happiest voice in the room" when it comes to all the angry back-and-forth over a new biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes appears to be the book’s publisher, Random House.
The company has pushed up the publication date of Gabe Sherman’s book on Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," by a week because of media attention and intense interest in the book, reports Politico. Fox News and Sherman have been arguing publically about whether the book was thoroughly fact-checked, among other issues, as we reported previously.
“The Loudest Voice in the Room” will now be published Jan. 14, instead of Jan. 21, a spokesperson for the publisher told Politico.
“Sherman portrays Ailes as a towering media mogul and powerful political figure who is at turns volatile, manipulative and bullying,” the story says.
Ailes has sought to discredit Sherman’s reporting, telling The Hollywood Reporter that Random House “refused to fact-check the content with me or Fox News.”
But Sherman told Politico that he stands by his reporting, noting in an email that he made “a dozen requests both in writing and in person to speak with Roger Ailes. … A team of two fact-checkers spent more than 2,000 hours vetting the manuscript before publication. Roger Ailes declined every request to discuss the reporting with me."