The titan is dead. Gretchen and Megan killed him. For those of us who hoped he would head a new network to fill the vacuum left by a now moribund Fox, well, that dream died too.
Fox News has been moving to the left and its ratings reflect the abandonment of its loyal viewers. They are tanking while MSNBC takes the lead. I kid you not. Remember, it was not long ago that Fox beat the competition with double, sometimes triple the ratings. We are talking decades of unchallenged dominance.
Ex-Fox News head Roger Ailes dead
The Hill, May 17, 2107:
Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died Thursday morning at 77, Fox News reported.
The network shared a statement from Ailes’s wife Elizabeth Ailes announcing the death. The statement was first obtained by conservative website The Drudge Report.
“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” the statement said.
“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 resigned as the head of Fox News in July 2016 after 20 years leading the network, amid sexual harassment allegations.