Breaking: Drudge Has Statement From Spouse That Roger Ailes Has Died – IOTW Report

Breaking: Drudge Has Statement From Spouse That Roger Ailes Has Died

UPDATE: FOX announces Ailes’ death.

The purported statement by wife Elizabeth Ailes is being run in the banner at Drudge Report this morning, stating the loss of the Fox News founder and long time CEO this morning. As of this writing the declaration has not been verified by other news sources though some online outlets have picked up the statement from Drudge.

Statement from Elizabeth Ailes:

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…

 

 

16 Comments on Breaking: Drudge Has Statement From Spouse That Roger Ailes Has Died

  1. I stopped watching Fox a long time ago, but we have to thank Roger Ailes for giving us a voice. When I was a kid there was NO conservative media. Rush and then Fox were the trailblazers and without them we would probably be living in a communist hell hole right now.

  2. I think Merc has it right. Stress initiated this whole thing.

    Now, the left-wing Murdoch boys and their ‘wives’ will contaminate the one oasis of a pseudo conservative media network until the ratings plummet into CNN’dom.

    Maybe it’s time for us as Americans to finally grow up and disconnect from the media industrial complex completely and get back to our roots as individual trailblazers.

  3. Chris Matthews couldn’t keep his thrill down for long during the Ailes coverage. He said that “rational” viewers come to MSNBC, and that’s why Madcow Disease is winning.

  4. It’s a twofer today. Chris Cornell also passed, his last song last night was a Zeppelin cover, In My Time Of Dying.

    RIP Roger, but today is going to be an Audioslave and Soundgarden day.

  5. For those with DirectTV, they’ve added OAN to their offering. I don’t know what subscription level you have to be at in order to get it, but it’s channel 347 on my guide.

    Fewer commercials than FoxNews and while the anchors are a lot of young unknowns, they do straight news during the day with no Beckel, Rivera or Juan Williams.

  6. Sadly, I drastically reduced how much I watch lately because of some of their decisions about personnel and some of their reporters. I doubt I’ll ever turn it on again now that their sons will be in charge.

  7. If Ailes did what those women said he did (years ago), and they got their jobs and high salaries anyway, what does that say about THEM? It is easy to make a charge, especially when you don’t have to prove it.

  8. Ailes has been under attack from the left for decades, and it’s a wonder he accomplished what he did and lived as long as he did. Fox News became a juggernaut under Ailes, but like the mucky-mucks at ESPN, the current FNC management is intent on killing an alternative viewpoint – and coincidentally damaging its own channel.

    RIP, Mr. Ailes. You had the courage to go against the grain and develop something successful and necessary.

  9. Absolve, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
    the soul of Thy servant,
    from every bond of sin,
    that being raised in the glory of the resurrection,
    he may be refreshed among the Saints and Elect.
    Through Christ our Lord.

    Amen.

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