Karma finally came calling for Fox News co-founder, serial sexual harasser, and terrible human being, Roger Ailes.
Ailes was many things — a serial sexual harasser, an advisor to the worst leader any country has seen in recent years, pure evil.
“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement. “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…”
It’s impolite to celebrate a person’s death, but fortunately, one thing Ailes could never be accused of being is a person. Naturally, most folks disagree with Mrs. Ailes on every single point:
RIP Roger Ailes. You can sexually harass the angels now :'(
— Juggalocialism (@UweBollocks) May 18, 2017
Not even 9 am on the East Coast and
* Reuters breaks story on contact b/w Trump campaign & Russia
* Trump melting down
* Roger Ailes dead
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes behaved egregiously toward women in his organization and changed our culture for the worse, making people dumber and angrier.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 18, 2017
I feel no sorrow for this. I do pity his family.
"Roger Ailes" Dead.
— FixIt_Fitz (@fixit_fitz) May 18, 2017
It's like God was trying to make up for taking Chris Cornell so he took Roger Ailes to balance things out.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 18, 2017
I'm glad #RogerAiles lived long enough to see karma catch up to Fox News.
— Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) May 18, 2017
You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good… #RogerAiles is dead. Good!
(Apologies to Bette Davis.)
— Annalea (@citizengatsby) May 18, 2017
— SayWord.. (@_ThatsMyWord_) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes has died. Satan's minions expect a power struggle.
— fraudfeasor (@fraudfeasor) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes died last night too. Here's to hoping this begins the death of classic right wing, boys club conservatism too.
— Alex Goodstein (@agoodstein) May 18, 2017
Sorry not sorry. #RogerAiles
— Charlie Monsanto (@ChuckMonsanto) May 18, 2017
Whatta know! Evil CAN die after all! "Roger Ailes"
— Lisa (@GibbsGirlAbby) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes was a disgusting and hateful human being. Anything said more positive than that is just sugar trying to make shit taste good.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 18, 2017
Mama told me if I can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything, so I'll say this about Roger Ailes: he was presumably a person pic.twitter.com/u09Gia9wHM
— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes is dead. I will shed no tears. He created Fox News, a Parasite on the American Political System. Hell is a meaner place today.
— דוד גרינברג David (@David_613) May 18, 2017
— Mr. Gruenbaum (@AGruenbaum) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes 😭
Died at least 25 years too late
— logo, ジンで満たされた dad (@logophobe) May 18, 2017
While obviously, we should respect that his family probably misses him — those who don’t hate him with every fiber of their being for tarnishing their name anyway — the truth is that Roger Ailes should not be mourned any more than Antonin Scalia or Osama bin Laden.
The world is a better place without him.
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