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Roger Ailes Dead at 77 – Leaves Behind Fox News

The Washington Post

Roger Ailes, 77, the founding father of Fox News, has died. His decades-long run at Fox ended last year with his resignation, the first of several ousters from the network resulting from widespread accusations of sexual harassment and numerous settlements of claims brought by former Fox female employees. With the departure of stars such as Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly (himself the subject of multiple claims and settlements), Ailes leaves behind a much-diminished operation.

Indeed, at what should be the pinnacle of its success — election of a president whose message aligns perfectly with Fox’s favorite themes (illegal immigration, antagonism toward the mainstream media), Fox is floundering.

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