Well this certainly cheered me up: Roger Ailes has died.

Roger Ailes, Fox News founder and former chairman, dies at 77, family says

“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,” his wife Elizabeth Ailes said in a statement. Ailes resigned as president and chairman of Fox last year after sexual harassment allegations.

An entitled, unrepentant sexual predator who oversaw an enormously influential media conglomerate that spewed false, deadly, destructive right-wing propaganda 24/7/365 has STFU forever.

It’s still a developing story and at the moment there are no further details. But I don’t think it’s premature to let the grave dancing commence.


  1. Ice Swimmer says

    A end of on trail of lies, misdirection and abuse.

    The time to quote Lord Byron is near.

  2. says


    Wonder how they’re gonna do the “don’t speak ill of the dead” shit here?

    I never understood that rule. It’s not like dead people can hear you. Besides, RULES AREN’T THE BOSS OF ME.


    Isn’t Ailes a little big to be a squirrel?

    The Squirrel People are Democrats. You must be confusing them with Dick Cheney’s Lizard People.

  3. EigenSprocketUK says

    There’ll be a small number of people near to him who’ll be upset. Not many, perhaps. If they didn’t enable or cover up or deny his shitty side, then it’s OK to have empathy for them – and being supportive to someone like that is OK. Otherwise, good riddance to the horrible man and, in due course, all his friends who looked the other way. May they get what’s coming to them.

  4. Pierce R. Butler says

    Roger was a loving husband to me…

    I hadn’t realized the polyamory movement has spread so far.

  5. chigau (違う) says

    When it was revealed that Ailes died as a result of a fall, the SO wondered who pushed him.

  6. says

    It wasn’t me! Yes, it’s true my personal motto is Be a Pusher, Not a Jumper. But I would never, EVER do such a thing to any of Dick Cheney’s Lizard People! *blinks innocently*