Media titan Roger Ailes, who resigned from his positions as chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network amid attacks from mainstream liberal feminists, has died at age 77.
Ailes resigned from Fox in summer 2016 in the wake of former Fox News Channel Host Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Ailes had denied the allegations.
Ailes founded Fox News and helped shape the modern cable news landscape in the process. Before that, he worked as a producer and also worked in politics as a consultant. In the early 1990s, he served as president of CNBC, which he left to create Fox News after seeing a vision from Jesus.
Ailes was found dead this morning at his Florida home with half a hero sandwich reportedly stuck in his throat.
“Roger had been depressed,” said longtime friend Sean Hannity, ”He lost his job and was very upset about President Trump being constantly attacked by the mainstream liberal media. I heard he had a sandwich stuck in his throat. At least he died doing what he loved.”
In a statement to Drudge Report, his wife Elizabeth Ailes said, “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. I have loved that man ever since I met him at a party all those years ago and he walked up and put his hand up my skirt. It was love at first sight.”
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