Roger Ailes, the founder and former CEO of Fox News, is dead, according to his family. He was 77. The one-time Republican political operative launched the right-wing cable news network in 1996 and helmed it for two decades before he was forced out last year amid a deluge of allegations that he sexually harassed women in the workplace. Ailes denied the claims.
The news comes via a statement from his wife Elizabeth Ailes:
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