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Roger Ailes Media Guru Dead at 77

Roger Ailes Media Guru Dead at 77

Rogers Ailes who headed Fox News and recently resigned after sexual harassment charges forced the media company to pay out roughly $40 million is dead at 77.

The former GOP operative to candidates worked with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and was a one-time adviser to President Donald Trump. Ailes displayed a mastery of modern messaging early in his career. He became notorious for the negative ads that helped Bush I defeat Michael Dukakis for President. He highlighted the fact that Dukakis was soft on crime and let a convicted killer out of prison to kill again.

His wickedness inside the news room included allegations that he coerced a Fox employee into having sex and then videotaped it, using it as blackmail to force her into an alleged sexual relationship for 20 years.