Drudge Report was first to report that former Fox News chief Roger Ailes is dead at the age of 77.
A statement said to be from Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth, is included in breaking news alert:
“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,” the statement reads
“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…”
The breaking news sent shockwaves through media as can be witnessed by the short, but emotional report given by the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
Breaking News: Former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, his family announced. pic.twitter.com/AksPdNSZaI
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 18, 2017
The emotion in their voices didn’t stop liberal hate from piling on the news:
— Mar Kazama (@Sir_Hurizzel) May 18, 2017
@FoxNews Blessed be the fruit..May the Lord open…. the doors of hell.
— dareling1986 (@dareling1986) May 18, 2017
@FoxNews Burn in Hell. 🔥
— Mikel Marker (@mikel_marker) May 18, 2017
— Spicey Huckabee 🤡 (@NYNURSE10550) May 18, 2017
— Impotent Elephant (@GOPSackSuckers) May 18, 2017
Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors. Roger Ailes. For Decades RA's has impacted American politics and media.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 18, 2017
No doubt, there will be explosive reaction from news of Ailes’ death. BPR will continue to keep you posted.