‘Patriotic Warrior’ or ‘Predatory Monster’: Media Twitter Erupts in Mourning, Celebration of Roger Ailes’ Death

ailes-300x196 Roger Ailes has left a considerable void in the world of political new media, and the reactions to his death are resounding across the Twitterverse. The former Fox News chief died at age 77 on Thursday morning, and the news has sparked a flurry of coverage on his old network and beyond. Fox News became a media powerhouse under Ailes’ leadership, but depending on your views, Ailes’ impact has inspired as many sociopolitical followers as it did enemies: Aides’ death prompted sympathetic reactions from conservative media corners and from Fox News employees: Some people decided to simply reflect on the fact that Ailes had a colossal impact on the media and political discourse. And then, there were those who made it clear that they still despise Ailes for his sociopolitical machinations and for the sexual harassment scandal that resulted in his expulsion from Fox News. [Image via screengrab] — —
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