Roger Ailes was a genius who built Fox News into an empire and gave a start to personalities like Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteran, Megyn Kelly and many others. He died at age 77 after a fall eight days ago that sent him into a coma and downward spiral. Ailes also suffered from a number of health problems.
One of his most significant contributions was his giving voice to conservative Americans, traditional Americans, Republicans. His death comes at a time when those voices are again being silenced, sometimes violently, sometimes through lies, and at other times through propaganda.
Ailes was sued for sexual harassment and one of the cases, and perhaps the most prominent, was that of Gretchen Carlson who, according to a former high-level executive Ken LaCorte, writing for Mediaite, said, “Certainly, no one reading Gretchen Carlson’s claims against Ailes – even if you believe every word of it – would think the case was worth anywhere near $20 million.”
Some, perhaps all of these ladies complaints were that of snowflakes or women looking for a pay day. Perhaps they were victimized. The point is no one knows except the parties involved and Ailes denied it. Unfortunately, Ailes, some of Fox’s former employees, and Fox News have been tried and convicted by the left.
However, since when do we celebrate death? Apparently some on the left do when it’s their opposition who die.
On this day, George Bush is speaking up for him but the left is dancing on his grave.
He wasn’t perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend & I loved him. Not sure I would have been President w/o his great talent, loyal help. RIP.
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) May 18, 2017
The left has no idea how abusive he was or wasn’t. The man never had a trial. Other than denying it, he maintained a distance from it all.
Slate is a hard-left zine people actually read and their reaction is what you’d expect if you are familiar with the rag.
— Slate (@Slate) May 18, 2017
Also from Slate, though this tweet has been taken down:
HuffPo’s Sam Stein:
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
Hard-left professor and commentator who got his start because of Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and Fox News, is speaking for many on the left:
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
The senior social media editor at Daily Kos:
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) May 18, 2017
Senior editor for the hard-left New Republic:
Death demands a humane response. Our thoughts & prayers should be with the countless women Roger Ailes sexually assaulted & humiliated.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 18, 2017
Hateful writer Charles Clymer:
Roger Ailes was a disgusting and hateful human being. Anything said more positive than that is just sugar trying to make shit taste good.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 18, 2017
Business Insider’s editor:
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
That’s only the tip — there are far more and far worse comments.
Their real complaint is likely the fact that Ailes established the first and only real voice to their opposition.
When it comes to leftist heroes like cop killers, miscreants, and piggish politicians, they sing their praises.
Sleazy Ted Kennedy was lionized, literally, he was called the Lion of the Senate. He was also the drunk in the bar who pawed a friend of mine – grabbed her crtoch, while he was married of course.
If the womanizing sexual harasser Bill Clinton dies, does anyone doubt his past will be forgotten and he will be treated with the utmost respect?