Roger Ailes, who essentially created U.S. disinformation with Fox News, is dead.
Of course his death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News, the ratings powerhouse that forced him out in a sexual harassment scandal last year.
Last summer, Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox anchor, sued him for sexual harassment, and other women came forward to support her claims. Ailes resigned last July.
Ailes started the network almost from scratch in ’96 and built it into a major influence on the right wing of American politics. You could say without it, we wouldn’t have President Trump.
Normally obits contain an RIP, but I don’t wish that. And since I don’t want to be mean or celebrate anyone’s demise with a BIH hashtag, I’ll just leave it like this.
Roder Ailes was 77. (via CNN)