New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman, who is currently writing a biography on Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News, received some surprising news on Friday.
The 146-year old paper, with which Ailes has said he has little involvement, will now have to compete against a rival newspaper launching today. The newspaper is published by Gordon Stewart, a former speechwriter for Jimmy Carter. Sherman wrote that PCN&R editor Doug Cunningham called Stewart asking if there was a liberal conspiracy behind his new paper.
Following his report, Sherman learned that PCN&R canceled his subscription to the paper. When Sherman called Cunningham to ask why, the PCN&R publisher told him the cancelation was related to his biography on Ailes and Fox News. "We don't desire to have a relationship with you," Cunningham reportedly said. Sherman tweeted that even when his wife tried to subscribe after he was told he could not, PCN&R canceled her subscription as well.