Roger Ailes, the embattled former chairman and CEO of Fox News died this morning at age 77.
His wife, Elizabeth Ailes just released this message on the Drudge Report:
“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back. During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life… “
Breaking News: Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, his family announced. pic.twitter.com/AksPdNSZaI
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 18, 2017
Ailes was let go from Fox News last year over sexual harassment claims. He was given a severance package of $40 million.
The cause of death is unknown at this time.
And of course, liberals are disgustingly dancing in the streets:
Roger Ailes has died. Wow. Sending deep and heartfelt condolences to everyone who was abused, harassed, exploited, and unjustly fired by him
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 18, 2017
Yes, Roger Ailes was a TV genius. He also had an apparently monstrous personal life and nasty, dangerous editorial instincts.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) May 18, 2017
I once spent a day interviewing with Roger Ailes for a job at Fox. He was a disgusting scumbag. I'm glad he can't hurt people anymore.
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) May 18, 2017
Former @FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes (77) has died, but his legacy of racism & sexual harassment will live forever. Sad, unfortunate asterisk.
— Kristi Hoss Schiller (@kkschiller) May 18, 2017
American politics would have been infinitely better off had Roger Ailes gone to barber college.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes behaved egregiously toward women in his organization and changed our culture for the worse, making people dumber and angrier.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 18, 2017
@FoxNews God is good.
— Sit Here, Mika (@AMJoesMoustache) May 18, 2017
— Jacob Vail (@JacobVail1) May 18, 2017
@FoxNews Burn in Hell. 🔥
— Mikel Marker (@mikel_marker) May 18, 2017
@FoxNews Special council yesterday, now this😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
— Kelvin Rose (@KelvinRose13) May 18, 2017
— Spicey Huckabee 🤡 (@NYNURSE10550) May 18, 2017
— Impotent Elephant (@GOPSackSuckers) May 18, 2017
— Kevin Whitney (@kevinjwhitney) May 18, 2017