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Old 18th May 2017, 05:50 AM   #1
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Roger Ailes dead

Can this be true ?

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Fox News founder and ex-chairman Roger Ailes has died aged 77, US media report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39963887
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Old 18th May 2017, 05:52 AM   #2
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wow.

That was possibly the only thing that could get Fox to talk about something besides Trump...
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Old 18th May 2017, 05:54 AM   #3
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Naturally I feel sorry for his wife and family who are doubtless devastated by his death.

His legacy will live on in terms of the public's willingness to embrace fake news, sign up to conspiracy theories and live within an echo chamber

IMO someone who definitely made the world a worse place....
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I assume that since he left FoxNews the supply of virgin's blood was cut off.
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Oh, look. One fewer ******* on the face of the planet.
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He owed me money.
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I'm sure someone out there cares, and to those persons (that person?) I'd like to offer my condolences.

Beyond that? I don't really care. Buh-bye.
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skirts at Fox News today will be lowered to half-mast
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This is why I still love humanity and the internet.
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I'm sure someone out there cares, and to those persons (that person?) I'd like to offer my condolences.

Beyond that? I don't really care. Buh-bye.
http://deadline.com/2017/05/sean-han...fe-1202097099/
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“Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors, Roger Ailees,” Hannity said. “For decades Ailes has impacted American politics and media. He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape single-handedly for the better. Neither will ever be the same again as he was a true American original.”
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He's with Jesus now.
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He's with Jesus now.
He moved to Mexico?
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If only the evil that men did died with them.
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Old 18th May 2017, 07:52 AM   #18
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If only the evil that men did died with them.
Yeah but to be fair, the good that men do would have to die with them as well, and that'd be tragic.
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Fake news.
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Naturally I feel sorry for his wife and family who are doubtless devastated by his death.

His legacy will live on in terms of the public's willingness to embrace fake news, sign up to conspiracy theories and live within an echo chamber

IMO someone who definitely made the world a worse place....
I think the corporate culture of sexual harassment will overshadow all of that...
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If only the evil that men did died with them.
I believe that was the point this Slate columnist was making in his piece today:

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...Ailes leaves behind one of the largest legacies of any media figure of the past century: He made our country nastier, stupider, cruder, and more bigoted. Even as the memory of Ailes the man fades, we will always be able to look back on what he built...
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Naturally I feel sorry for his wife and family who are doubtless devastated by his death.

His legacy will live on in terms of the public's willingness to embrace fake news, sign up to conspiracy theories and live within an echo chamber

IMO someone who definitely made the world a worse place....
Like Tony "Weapons of Mass Destruction in 45 minutes!" Blair?
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He also realized there was a market for a news channel that chose different stories to harp on all day, all week long. That's the real bias.

That so few of you choose to recognize this in other channels like CNN shows you have some learnin' to do.
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He owed me money.
Send a bill to the executor of his estate. You might get paid.

Yes, I know you're joking.
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He also realized there was a market for a news channel that chose different stories to harp on all day, all week long. That's the real bias.

That so few of you choose to recognize this in other channels like CNN shows you have some learnin' to do.

Evidence we don't recognize it?
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He's with Jesus now.
I would guess 8th circle of hell (fraud) or second circle (lust). He seems to qualify for more than one, and I'm not sure what the rules of precedence are.
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Wow! Ailes died, how very remarkable.

I guess Dorthy finally got close enough to throw a bucket of water on Roger.

Maybe that is why I keep hearing:

"Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!

Ding! Dong! The wicked witch is dead!"
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Send a bill to the executor of his estate. You might get paid.

Yes, I know you're joking.
I was, but now I'm wondering if your idea might actually work. Something minimal, say $50 for something or other.
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I greet the passing of Ailes with all the grief I have for the demise of a skunk. I take that back. I have more sympathy for a dead skunk.
But I am saving my real rejoicing for when Ailes boss, Rupert Murdoch, kicks the bucket.
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Wow! Ailes died, how very remarkable.

I guess Dorthy finally got close enough to throw a bucket of water on Roger.

Maybe that is why I keep hearing:

"Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!

Ding! Dong! The wicked witch is dead!"
I am saving that for when Rupert sheds his mortal coil.....
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It's not that Ailes started a network with a conservative viewpoint, I have no problem with that. It's the tone that he adapted:One of nonstop viscous attacks on his foes and borderline racism. That is along way from arguing the merits of the free market and limited government.
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I greet the passing of Ailes with all the grief I have for the demise of a skunk. I take that back. I have more sympathy for a dead skunk.
But I am saving my real rejoicing for when Ailes boss, Rupert Murdoch, kicks the bucket.
Amen to that.
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Hahahahahahahaaaaaa!
The compassion of the left, good job kiddo!

Its of course not surprising the hatred spewed from almost everyone of these posts because of politics. This is a great example of why this will all end in the street someday.
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I am saving that for when Rupert sheds his mortal coil.....
Maybe by then Dorthy will have an extra house to drop on to Rupert.
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I can't muster up a scintilla of sadness about Ailes' death. Coming just after a deep personal loss, and at about the same times as Chris Cornell, Ailes rates as a big fat nothing on my list.
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I am saving that for when Rupert sheds his mortal coil.....
It looks like spent skin, so seeing him shed it like a snake wouldn't surprise me.
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The compassion of the left, good job kiddo!
What does one have to do with the other? How can you be compassionate with the dead? What does Noah's reaction have to do with "the left"? Can you go a single day without mentioning "the left" in your posts?
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