Roger Ailes

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They went IN on Ailes.

Depending on your worldview, you took the death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes one of two ways. To conservatives, he was remembered as a media visionary, someone who took on an entrenched liberal establishment and gave the right the kind of honest programming and unfiltered news they deserved. If you were a liberal, well, it truly put to test the axiom that you can’t slander the dead.

One Breitbart writer, upset with how journalists on the left blasted Ailes for his various transgressions (including being forced out at Fox News for various instances of alleged sexual assault), spoke up in his defense on Twitter.

Expecting writers to be chastening by being included in his article, lots on the left instead jumped at the chance to have their dislike of Ailes entered into the permanent record.

https://twitter.com/ShutUpAndrosky/status/865324200701050880

One pointed out that the founder of Breitbart, Andrew Breitbart, loved to blast people after they died.

It continued all dang day.

https://twitter.com/PaulMMCooper/status/865373727218958336

Some even called it a self-own.

Shaw denied that it was anything of the sort.

Well it just depends on your own point of view.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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