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Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:00

Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Dead at 77

Written by  Mary Chastain

Cause of death not given.

Roger Ailes, who founded and built news powerhouse Fox News, died today at the age of 77. No one has released a cause of death. His wife released this statement via CNBC:

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. 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 worked as a political consultant and producer in the 1960s and 1970s, which is when he started to formulate ideas for what would eventually become Fox News. From CNN Money:

Long before Fox News, Ailes was a Republican operative who saw long before most what television could do for the party.

As an aide to President Richard Nixon in 1970, he prepared a 300-page memo titled, “A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News.

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We need more folks like Roger. We need those who care about God, and country, and fair play. Today too many news organizations shun fair and equal coverage. They are not for God, country or the people! They censor the news, they subvert the news, and they manufacture the news to suit their goals. The truth is not in them!

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