NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, who mastered the art of selling political candidates like Hollywood celebrities and was the architect of conservative-oriented TV news, has died at 77.
Here are some reactions to his death:
“He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better.” — Sean Hannity.
“RIP Roger Ailes a good friend, great American and communications genius @StoneColdTruth,” — author and political adviser Roger Stone.
“Deeply saddened by death of Roger Ailes. He had many critics and like ALL of us his sins, but I remember a great patriot, friend and boss.” — Fox commentator, former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
“Love and prayers to Beth and Zach. R.I.P Roger - you changed television as we know it,” — Bret Baier.
“RIP #RogerAiles one of the most impt broadcasters in history-The genius who created #FoxNews -a good friend, who loved his family & country,” — Geraldo Rivera.
“Roger Ailes died this morning, our deepest sympathies to Beth and his son Zach. Roger was a media genius, good friend and great American.” — Lou Dobbs.
“Roger Ailes founded one of the most important and successful media outlets in American history. I will miss his friendship dearly. RIP.” — Laura Ingraham.
“Roger Ailes has died. Let all his victims now be ungagged for the true, full reckoning of his life. And give them back their jobs.” — Lisa Bloom, attorney for Wendy Walsh, who made sexual harassment allegations against Ailes.
“RIP #RogerAiles sending my love and prayers to Beth & Zachary. Roger was a friend and a mentor to so many of us @FoxNews he will be missed.” — Kimberly Guilfoyle.
“Rest in peace Roger Ailes, you made a difference in this nation, a very great difference.” — Country rock star Charlie Daniels.