Disgusting: Journalists Celebrate Ailes Death, 'Created a Fantasy World for Conservative White Men'

May 18th, 2017 10:26 AM

This Thursday morning, news broke that Roger Ailes, the creator of Fox News Channel, has died. Despite sexual assault allegations that ousted him from his network last year, there’s no overstating the impact he had on television news. Ailes created a conservative media network that provided a voice for half the country, in a landscape dominated by liberal agendas. But that is exactly the reason why the left hated him and that hate continued today on Twitter in the hours after his death was announced. Journalists from every major media outlet couldn’t contain their disgust for the man, Fox News, and the right, excitedly tweeting over his death:

Josh Barro, Senior Editor of Business Insider and MSNBC contributor said Ailes network “made people dumber and angrier.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid claimed that Fox News “created a fantasy world for white conservative men” and made women “agreeable sex objects.”

Vox correspondent Carlos Maza:

Sam Stein, Senior Politics Editor for The Huffington Post and frequent guest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

CNN commentator, author and professor Marc Lamont Hill sent “condolences” to “everyone who was abused, harassed, exploited and unjustly fired by him,” followed by a flippantly dismissive tweet from Daily Kos’s social media director:

Washington Post reporter Alexandra Petri:

Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell:

Writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

Rebecca Traister, writer for New York Magazine and The Cut:

Gizmodo writer Ashley Feinberg:

The New York Times’ Ross Douthat: