Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dies at 77

Brunilde Fioravanti
Mag 19, 2017

Roger Ailes, the bombastic and controversial founder and CEO of Fox News ousted past year in a sexual harassment scandal, has died.

"Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many", Elizabeth said in a statement.

"He wasn't ideal, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him".

"He saw something in me and many others he hired that we never saw in ourselves, and forever changed the trajectory of thousands of people's lives".

It's unclear what factors contributed to Ailes' death. According to reports, Ailes allegedly took a fall last week at his Palm Beach home, and suffered a blood clot that led to his death.

Conservative broadcaster and economics adviser to President Trump Larry Kudlow was on WLS Thursday morning reacting to news that former FOX News CEO Roger Ailes had died.

New York Rep. Peter King said he had "some differences" with Ailes but that doesn't diminish his impact on news and politics. At least a half-dozen other women, including former Fox News star Megyn Kelly, came forward to accuse Ailes, who denied wrongdoing.

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity tweeted a multi-part tribute to the man he credits with making him who he is today, calling him a "true American original" and "one of [America's] great patriotic warriors".

The founder of Fox News and longtime Republican political operative had a profound influence on American life, building Fox News into a powerhouse that transformed the media landscape and conservative politics.

But four years later, Ailes would become founder and CEO of the Fox News Channel.

Nixon would later invite Ailes to travel from Media, Delaware County, where he lived at the time, to NY, where, Ailes told the Inquirer, "Nixon's staff grilled me for three hours".

Ailes was ousted from Fox in July after accusations of sexual harassment.

Geraldo Rivera, Brit Hume, and Laura Ingraham were among the the journalists who praised Ailes in tweets. Carlson settled with 21st Century Fox, the network's parent company, for $20 million.

When Ailes bought The Putnam Country News and Recorder (PCNR) in 2008, he made Tilson its publisher. Ailes reportedly helped coach the now president for last year's election campaign debates.

Then-Vice President George H.W. Bush gets some advice from his media advisor, Roger Ailes, during the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

"By fusing television's power to conjure feelings of anger and resentment to an ideology of cultural populism that demonised liberal elites, Ailes set forth the methods and the message that would help conservative politicians win and maintain power for decades". He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and son Zachary.

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