Roger Ailes leaves tarnished legacy

Former chairman and CEO of FOX, Roger Ailes, died May 19 of complications from a fall he suffered last week. He was 77. Ailes was known for being a political advisor for presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and is remembered as being a loving husband and father. An alleged offender of sexual harassment, he was ousted last year by Fox News, the very organization he started.

In my latest pulchronomics piece I touched on how former FOX anchors, Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson had accused Ailes of sexual harassment. After Carlson accused Ailes of sexual harassment, 20 other women came forward with similar accounts.

Ailes left FOX News with a $45 million severance package. While he may have had a long career, he also left behind victims of his alleged violations.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and his son Zachary.

© Stephanie A. Taylor (5/18/17) FF2 Media

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Stephanie A. Taylor is a multi-award-winning journalist whose accolades span three publications including FF2. Some of her favorite articles she's written are Emma Cooper’s ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Tapes, FACETS Honors Chaz Ebert F2F at Screen Gems 2022 Benefit, and Dorothy Arzner’s ‘Merrily We Go to Hell’ Discusses Modern Day Problems. She currently lives in Chicago. Reading, writing, and watching old films are some of her many passions.
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