Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder, Dies

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20 May, 2017

"Roger was my best friend, the most wonderful loving husband and father to our son, Zachary". "And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life". "On the one hand, you could argue that it helps the plaintiffs in these lawsuits because Roger Ailes isn't there to respond, so you're only going to hear one side of the story".

"I was stunned", Blank said. The best tables give me 10. "When it comes, I'll be fine, calm". I will miss his friendship dearly.

The Aileses moved to Garrison in 2007 and a year later purchased the weekly Putnam County News & Recorder, based in Cold Spring.

DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: Heartfelt tributes poured in for Roger Ailes on the Fox News Channel throughout the day. The couple moved to Florida late past year and sold the paper to its editor. His political operatives prepared a 400-page dossier to serve as a source text for anonymous writers to smear my reputation online, often in anti-Semitic ways. Members of the Philipstown Town Board and Cold Spring Village Board frequently criticized the PCNR for its coverage and commentary, calling it inaccurate.

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.

Ailes' wider introduction to the community came at a 2010 public meeting over a draft revision of the Philipstown zoning code.

News doesn't have to be tiresome, insisted Ailes, who famously captured his view of sensationalism in his "Orchestra Pit Theory".

But it turned out that according to the accusations of, you know, a score of women that he had been a serial sexual harasser and that he had used his authority and his nearly complete power at Fox News to essentially solicit romantic or sexual partners to see what he could get away with and when things went south to use the Fox News dollars to make the issue go away and to pay women off. Ailes created what became CNBC but found his patron and calling in media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

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Born in Warren, Ohio, on May 15, 1940, Roger Eugene Ailes described his working-class upbringing with three words: "God, country, family". "There was an underdog spirit here", Fox anchor Shepard Smith recalled. But as he leaped, his father stepped away. It also carries a whiff of condescension - "specialists" talking down to an audience - that Ailes would never abide by, Carusone said.

At age 28, long before he launched the cable channel that would command the conservative movement, Roger Ailes was a consultant for Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign.

In 1984, Ailes worked on President Reagan's re-election campaign.

His dismissal was a head-spinning downfall and a breathtaking defeat for Ailes, a man who all his life seemed to be spoiling for a fight and was used to winning them.

Reviewing the recent dust-up between Fox News and Donald Trump over sexist comments, Roger Ailes biographer Gabriel Sherman noted that the Fox News chief "is like Trump" in that both have a history of misogyny. "I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience".

That experience began a decades-long dual track in which Ailes cast long shadows over both television and politics, culminating in his founding of Fox News.

Evangelical leader Reed, a regular Fox guest over the years, offered a more optimistic view: "Whatever one thinks of Fox News, and there are certainly people who don't like it for whatever reason, it is undeniable that it changed the media environment and ensured the conservative viewpoint was consistently and reliably represented". Verdicts in any open cases will be rendered without Ailes' testimony.


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