Roger Ailes Penning Tell-All Book

Let's hope there's a whole chapter about Sarah Palin. Fox News chief Roger Ailes is in talks with publisher HarperCollins (owned by Fox chief Rupert Murdoch) to write an autobiography, New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports—with help from Jim Pinkerton, the ghostwriter behind Michele Bachmann’s Core of Conviction. Ailes’s new literary venture could signal that he's planning to leave Fox News when his contract expires in the summer of 2013. He has not tapped a successor inside Fox, but he recently expressed interest in owning the Cleveland Indians. The 71-year-old Ailes has a long history with Pinkerton, with whom he worked on George H.W. Bush’s 1988 presidential campaign. A Fox News spokesperson did not deny any of the claims outright but told The Daily Beast in a statement: "There is one source with direct knowledge of Roger’s plans … and that’s Roger himself. Since Roger has never spoken to [New York reporter] Gabe [Sherman] in his life, we continue to be fascinated with Gabe’s uncanny ability to read his mind."