Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News, passed away today at age 77.
Obviously, there are a lot of different opinions about him considering the various sexual harassment allegations that were thrown his way over the past year.
That still doesn’t justify the insane vitriol we saw from the left in response to his death.
Bill O’Reilly, who was recently fired from Fox for sexual harassment allegations of his own, weighed in on Ailes’ passing and it’s definitely turning heads.
From Washington Examiner:
O’Reilly believes Ailes never recovered from that episode of stemming from a “cloud of suspicion” for which “few sought the comprehensive truth.” In his op-ed published by USA Today, O’Reilly, called out some in the left-leaning media who “continued to demean him even on the day of his death.”
“We are living in a rough age, with technological advances changing behavior and perspective. The downside of that is turning us into a nation where hatred is almost celebrated in some quarters,” O’Reilly said.
“Roger Ailes experienced that hatred and it killed him. That is the truth,” O’Reilly said. “But he would not want to be remembered that way. He did both good and bad in his life and in that, he has something in common with every human being.”
O’Reilly celebrated Ailes as a man whose advice benefited the likes of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, but also supported O’Reilly during difficult times.
Look, Ailes clearly had some problems.
That doesn’t mean his remarkable accomplishments should be diminished and it also doesn’t mean he didn’t have a positive influence on O’Reilly.
I’m not going to pretend I know what happened behind closed doors at Fox. You shouldn’t either.
If he did what they said he did that’s awful.
At the same time, a guy just died. A guy with a family who is devastated right now.
Let’s wait five minutes before we pile on.