03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Roger Ailes Threatened To Quit Over Possible Obama Endorsement: 'NYT'

In the fall of 2008, Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, went to his boss, Rupert Murdoch, with two complaints: he had heard that Mr. Murdoch was considering endorsing Barack Obama for president in The New York Post, and he had read a book excerpt in Vanity Fair suggesting that Mr. Murdoch was sometimes embarrassed by the right-leaning Fox News.