In one of the increasing signs that we’ve entered into an all-out culture war, the Left has taken the death of Roger Ailes, who passed away today after slipping into a coma from a fall he took eight days ago, as an opportunity to celebrate and share sarcastic quips.
Here’s just a few of the tweets that have been sent out:
Glad Roger Ailes lived long enough to get caught and die lonely and humiliated. That extra year of life cost him dearly.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) May 18, 2017
A lesson of today: if you live as an abusive, cynical scoundrel who loves nothing more than your own power, no one will cry when you die.
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes has died. Wow. Sending deep and heartfelt condolences to everyone who was abused, harassed, exploited, and unjustly fired by him
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 18, 2017
And there were many that were far worse.
Friend of the Freedom Hut Ben Shapiro was not going to take the hypocrisy lying down. He sent this out:
I notice that many of the same people who mourned Ted Kennedy are celebrating the death of Roger Ailes.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2017
But defenders of Ailes are in the minority.
Say what you will about Ailes’ indiscretions–and they were quite serious–and the culture he oversaw at Fox News, the network has anchored conservative coverage for viewers sick of the bias since its inception. It may not have ever been “fair and balanced,” but it tried to balance the scales, and Ailes was crucial to its launching and development.
While Buck did not know Ailes well, he shared his thoughts on what Ailes’ passing means for the present and future of conservative media on Thursday’s show. Click below to have a listen: