He was obliged to stand down past year amid accusations of sexual harassment. Ailes denies them. A string of similar allegations and lawsuits follow over the next two years. There was a famous saying inside Fox News when Ailes launched the network in 1996 - "People don't want to be informed, they want to feel informed".
Roger Ailes' death has brought out an array of weird euphemisms and sexist excuses from the conservative media as they try to eulogize the controversial man. The death has been ruled accidental and there was no evidence of foul play.
Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died on Thursday as a result of complications after falling and hitting his head at his home the previous week. As much as I hate to admit it, I can't think of a single individual who's had more impact on our country's politics over the last 20 years. In addition, Ailes owns four other properties in Cresskill, New Jersey and Garrison, New York. - Fox commentator, former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
As a product of a working-class OH factory town not unlike Warren, where Ailes grew up, it's not hard for me to see where he first noticed the grim vision of looming gloom that percolates at the core of "resentment TV", my description of the Fox News format Ailes created.
Sherman: Federal prosecutors as we speak are subpoenaing documents and records to look at whether Ailes and Fox News broke laws in the way he ran Fox to serve his personal agenda.
As someone who spent my professional life, starting at age 16, in the newspaper business, I'm saddened and disappointed that editors, reporters and broadcasters seem not to have learned much from 2016. "He was a genius". And in 1988, he orchestrated the media campaign for Vice President George H.W. Bush's presidential bid.More news: Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California
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"Ailes gave them all blunt advice that led them to success". "Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. In my opinion, few sought the comprehensive truth about Roger Ailes", O'Reilly wrote. It was a sign, classmates say, of Ailes' strong-willed independence. A Palm Beach police report showed Ailes fell on May 10.
No other details were announced. One Fox journalist on Thursday described the newsroom discussions about Ailes as "awkward". Sinclair Broadcast Group's recent agreement to buy Tribune Media will dramatically increase Sinclair's reach into new marketplaces and its potential to influence viewers with a right-leaning viewpoint. "RIP", Ingraham wrote on Twitter.
"He will be remembered by the many people on both sides of the camera that he discovered, nurtured and promoted, " Murdoch said.
"Roger and I shared a big idea which he executed in a way no one else could have", he added.
"Roger was a great patriot who never ceased fighting for his beliefs". It was Ailes work and leadership that helped Fox News account for $1 billion in annual profit for 21st Century Fox, a key component of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's vast empire News Corp. He also attended dinners with a group of former classmates, including Pat McLean, 77, who kept in touch with Ailes even after allegations of sexual harassment ended his Fox News career last July.
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