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Fox News founder dies at 77

Fox News founder dies at 77

"I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning", she said in the statement.

In July 2016, Ailes resigned his post as the CEO of Fox News after the harassment scandal spiraled beyond his control, and the public reactions to his death have been split along party lines.

More than 20 women came forward before his death to accuse Ailes of sexual harassment, prompting Ailes to resign from Fox. With its slogan "Fair & Balanced", the network grew into not just the cable news ratings leader but a profound influence on the right wing of American politics. After leaving Fox News a year ago amid a sexual harassment scandal, he also advised Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

"The sudden passing of Roger Ailes will make it hard for Fox News to refute the allegations against him as his testimony was not secured by sworn testimony to date", attorney Douglas H. Wigodr told Radar. Nixon was reportedly impressed with Ailes' approach toward and view of television, which he told Nixon was "not a gimmick", according to Joe McGinniss' The Selling of the President 1968.

His admirers, and even his critics, agree that Roger Ailes dramatically changed the media landscape, with Fox News, back in 1996.

"Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors", Fox News host Sean Hannity said in a statement read on the channel today.




Bill O'Reilly is warmly remembering former Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes, who died after a fall at his home on May 10.

"I'd like to offer my condolences to the wife and son of Roger Ailes. In addition, Roger was a great patriot who never ceased fighting for his beliefs". "Roger and I shared a big idea which he executed in a way no one else could have", Murdoch said.

"I only understand friendship or scorched earth", Ailes once said.

Ailes started Fox News in 1996. While the idea was never taken up by the Republican president, it was the germination of a concept that eventually turned into the Fox News channel, a conservative powerhouse that debuted on October 7, 1996.

Update 4:45 p.m.: The Palm Beach County, Florida, Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death of Roger Ailes an accident, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon.

"Fox News sort of tilled the ground and made Donald Trump's candidacy possible so that a candidate with reality TV values could be accepted by the Republican base", he asserted. His death denies the rest of us the chance to hear his side of that particularly salacious story.


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