Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died after fall in home

The ex-chairman and founder of Fox News Roger Ailes has died aged 77, his family says, APA reports quoting BBC.

Others were more blunt: "American politics would have been infinitely better off had Roger Ailes gone to barber college", blogger Charles Pierce tweeted.

The family statement called Ailes "a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise and to give back".

Ailes resigned from Fox News last July in the wake of a series of sexual harassment allegations.

Ailes was later a media consultant for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush he also advised Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.

"He will be remembered by the many people on both sides of the camera that he discovered, nurtured and promoted", Murdoch said. Ailes reportedly helped coach the now president for last year's election campaign debates.

But there is no denying Ailes impact on the modern American television industry.

"You don't get President Trump without Roger Ailes", CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer said.

Hosts Bret Baier, Bill Hemmer, and Sean Hannity quickly praised Ailes, and Ainsley Earhardt choked up on "Fox & Friends" while announcing Ailes' death.

Warren native and former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has died at age 77.

"I'd like to offer my condolences to the wife and son of Roger Ailes". Ailes saw something in him that made O'Reilly the biggest cable news guy.

"Basically how they shaped that conservative opinion that quite frankly before Fox news many thinks didn't have that play before".

Few of the reactions on the right acknowledged the accusations levied against Ailes that led to his resignation at Fox News, and those that did chose to minimize them in a "nobody's perfect" fashion. Carlson said she was sacked for refusing Ailes' sexual advancements, and Tantaros alleged Fox News was "steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny". "Roger was a patriot, who never ceased fighting for his beliefs".

"Everybody at Fox News is shocked and grieved by the death of Roger Ailes", he said.

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"I only understand friendship or scorched earth", Ailes once said.

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