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wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 18, 2017 07:54AM
....at 77....


Roger Ailes Dead at 77

....Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, has died. He was 77.

Ailes’ death was first reported by The Drudge Report. Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Ailes, released the following statement:

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…

Ailes resigned from his post at Fox News last July after former Fox and Friends and The Real Story anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her ex-boss. (21st Century Fox eventually agreed to settle with Carlson for a staggering $20 million.) Reports later surfaced that Megyn Kelly (who has since left Fox News to host a newsmagazine on NBC) had told 21st Century Fox’s independent investigators that Ailes had also made unwanted sexual advances toward her when she was a young correspondent.



just popped up on news...............?!



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 18, 2017 08:39AM
Good riddance to bad rubbish.



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 18, 2017 08:42AM
From a purely objective viewpoint - No one person did more to transform American Politics, and broadcast media than he did. Whether you agree or disagree with what he accomplished, he still did what many never thought possible.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 18, 2017 09:01AM
No cause of death. I wonder if his wife knows whether he died in the saddle or not?

He ran one of the best propaganda machines this country has ever seen. No tears shed anywhere.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 18, 2017 09:10AM
....... Fox News confirmed his death this morning. He was 77. The cause of death is not immediately known.......



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 18, 2017 09:12AM
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NewtonMP2100
....... Fox News confirmed his death this morning. He was 77. The cause of death is not immediately known.......

Or where he died.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 18, 2017 09:31AM
"He did more to pollute and degrade political discourse than anyone in this country's history."

Would that fit on his headstone? smiley-shocked003



Once we place nonhuman animals outside our sphere of moral consideration
and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
- Peter Singer
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 18, 2017 09:35AM
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NewtonMP2100
....... Fox News confirmed his death this morning. He was 77. The cause of death is not immediately known.......

Cleveland boy....lifelong hemophilia... surprised he lived this long.
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: robfilms
Date: May 18, 2017 09:37AM
20 years of spewing venom.

ymmv

be well

rob
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 18, 2017 09:38AM
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robfilms
20 years of spewing venom.
...
rob

Oh, way more. You missed the fact that he taught Nixon how to use TV..
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 18, 2017 09:44AM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
"He did more to pollute and degrade political discourse than anyone in this country's history

My thoughts as well, with the possible exception of Rush. Well, he's gone to his reward.
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 18, 2017 09:55AM
"They say you shouldn't say nothin' about the dead unless it's good. He's dead. Good!" ~Jackie "Moms" Mabley



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 18, 2017 10:50AM
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pdq
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
"He did more to pollute and degrade political discourse than anyone in this country's history

My thoughts as well, with the possible exception of Rush. Well, he's gone to his reward.

He's the one who put Rush on the scene.
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: hal
Date: May 18, 2017 12:55PM
Stolen from twitter:

skirts at Fox News today will be lowered to half-mast
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 18, 2017 12:57PM
Hal, you beat me to it!
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: mstudio
Date: May 18, 2017 02:26PM
Oh man, tough crowd. Can't find one good thing to say? His wife said he was a good husband, father and friend.... What does she know....
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 18, 2017 02:31PM
She's in denial.



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 18, 2017 02:33PM
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mstudio
Oh man, tough crowd. Can't find one good thing to say? His wife said he was a good husband, father and friend.... What does she know....

Maybe she doesn't know (or want to believe) the many women who worked for Ailes that he asked to get into bed with in return for favorable treatment.

Here's ten for starters.
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: mstudio
Date: May 18, 2017 02:34PM
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$tevie
She's in denial.

goodone
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 18, 2017 05:01PM
....news now says he died of complications....he fell and hit his head.......



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 18, 2017 08:18PM
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NewtonMP2100
....news now says he died of complications....he fell and hit his head.......

Which one?



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 19, 2017 09:05PM
[www.rollingstone.com]

Amen
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 20, 2017 12:53PM
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bfd
[www.rollingstone.com]

Amen

I'm going to say rest in peace. Because it's what I have always done and I'm not going to allow myself to turn "exactly" into what they are. I am somewhat ashamed of my lack of empathy.

THAT BEING SAID!

That _____________ sorry sack of ____ can kiss my ___ from here to Tulsa.
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: May 20, 2017 05:47PM
I loathe Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi almost as much as I loathed Roger Ailes.



Once we place nonhuman animals outside our sphere of moral consideration
and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
- Peter Singer




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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 20, 2017 08:40PM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
I loathe Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi almost as much as I loathed Roger Ailes.

No matter, Taibbi was dead on.



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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 21, 2017 07:57AM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
I loathe Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi almost as much as I loathed Roger Ailes.

I just hated his Hillary bashing that I'm aware of...
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Re: wow.....Roger Ailes is dead....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 21, 2017 12:29PM
Matt Taibbi is an excellent writer. I frequently disagree with him, but he expresses himself in a compelling manner and he has a consistent moral compass, which it rare these days and I appreciate it.



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