- Paul Callan: If allegations of efforts by Roger Ailes to smear journalistic and political opponents are true, it is a disgrace
- Fox News felt like it was led by an all-powerful individual who would not hesitate to destroy perceived enemies, he says
Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst and a former media law professor. He is a former New York homicide prosecutor and criminal defense attorney who serves as "of counsel" to Edelman & Edelman, PC and is senior trial counsel at CallanLegal, where he focuses on civil rights and wrongful conviction litigation. Follow him on Twitter: @paulcallan The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Employees of the Fox News Network are unlikely to be surprised by reports from Gabriel Sherman that Roger Ailes ran a "Black Room" division to spy on his enemies. After all, Ailes got his start in politics as an adviser to disgraced former President Richard Nixon, an expert in the field.