A number of liberal journalists weren’t hesitant to dance on the grave of Roger Ailes, immediately following the announcement of his death at age 77.
Yes, Roger Ailes was a TV genius. He also had an apparently monstrous personal life and nasty, dangerous editorial instincts.— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) May 18, 2017
A lesson of today: if you live as an abusive, cynical scoundrel who loves nothing more than your own power, no one will cry when you die.
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes has died. Wow. Sending deep and heartfelt condolences to everyone who was abused, harassed, exploited, and unjustly fired by him— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 18, 2017
I'm sure Roger Ailes is in a worse place looking up at us.
— Travon Free (@Travon) May 18, 2017
You would be hard pressed to find a man who did more to harm this country than Roger Ailes. That's just a fact. https://t.co/QDwWMOgFQL
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) May 18, 2017
Roger Ailes was a disgusting and hateful human being. Anything said more positive than that is just sugar trying to make shit taste good.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 18, 2017
There’s no defending Ailes regarding the circumstances leading to his resignation at Fox — but you’d think they could’ve waited even a few hours before openly celebrating? Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro (and a handful of other conservatives) couldn’t help but see the hypocrisy:
I notice that many of the same people who mourned Ted Kennedy are celebrating the death of Roger Ailes.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 18, 2017
— Velvet Sugar (@TMIWITW) May 18, 2017
@benshapiro And they'll mourn Bill Clinton.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) May 18, 2017
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— Una Blogger (@unablogger) May 18, 2017
It’s doubtful these same people will bemoan those who were “abused, harassed, and exploited” when someone like Bill Clinton passes away.