The country woke up to the news this morning that Roger Ailes, the man who helped Fox News become a network powerhouse, had died at age 77. Ailes, of course, left the network earlier this year amid numerous reports of sexual misconduct in the workplace; he was rarely heard from following his exit.
Many Fox News personalities were quick to offer their condolences.
Love and prayers to Beth and Zach. R.I.P Roger – you changed television as we know it. https://t.co/1vjhGFQaDc
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 18, 2017
Terribly sad news. R.I.P. https://t.co/K90HHnc1fx
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 18, 2017
Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors. Roger Ailes. For Decades RA’s has impacted American politics and media.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 18, 2017
Hannity actually went on a many-tweets-long tribute to Ailes. And the hosts of Fox & Friends cried when breaking the news of his death.
Then there’s the reaction from the left. They once again prove themselves to be the feckless, God-less morons they glory in being.
In memory of Roger Ailes, who made bigotry, fear, and paranoia permanent fixtures of American conservative media: pic.twitter.com/nxw2XYZIRK
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) May 18, 2017
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
I’ve decided Chris Cornell is doing God a favor by providing vocals to the soundtrack of Roger Ailes’s descent into hell.
— TOMÁS RÍOS (@TheTomasRios) May 18, 2017
You get the picture. A quick spin around the #RogerAiles hashtag is a good snapshot of how awful social media can be when combined with a rabid leftist ideology. Meanwhile, these same people fell to their virtual knees in agony over the death of Fidel Castro.