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Many conservatives were in morning Thursday after news broke of the death of Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes. In a statement, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell stated that “the Left would command a monopoly control of the so-called "news" media but for the Fox News Channel, and FNC would not exist but for him.” But for NBC, it was a time to tear down what he did for conservative media and politics in general.
“The coroner says Ailes died from complications related to a head injury that he suffered after a fall in his home in Florida,” announced Anchor Lester Holt during NBC Nightly News. “His death at 77 comes less than a year after he was ousted from the empire he built following a sexual harassment scandal.”
The segment on Ailes’ death was put together by Ann Thompson, who wasted little time before ripping into him. “A polarizing figure to the end, Roger Ailes combined his two passions, politics and television to build Fox News. Allegedly abusing his power for his own pleasure,” she chided.