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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 18, 2017 • 10:41:43am

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  May 18, 2017 • 11:13:52am

I do blame Ailes and the toxic ideology he inherited from working in the Nixon White House, and the loose oversight he was given by Murdoch, for shitting all over the way Americans talk to, with, and about each other.

He empowered the very worst impulses in American society. He took Nixon’s paranoia, hate and ugliness and, with surgical precision, injected it into the heart of gullible, low-education “silent majority” Americans.

I do not wish for anyone’s death. I do wish for them to bear the consequences of their actions. Ailes was malignant as a wasp, and he more than anything else, made it possible for our country to reach its current sad state.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2017 • 11:28:41am

If it hadn’t been Ailes/Fox, some other way would have been found for the GOP to channel and stoke white resentment after the civil rights progress of the 1960s.

So Ailes wasn’t some ‘great person’ of history. He was merely at the right time and place to profit from the GOP’s descent into the abyss of self-reinforcing propaganda.

That said, he was a malignancy that blighted everything around him, and the world is better off without him.

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Nyet  May 18, 2017 • 11:30:50am

Of the dead - nothing but good.

Ailes is dead.

Good.

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cat-tikvah  May 18, 2017 • 11:42:45am

If there is a hell, let’s hope he’s now surrounded by she-devils who will all be harassing him till the end of time.

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Citizen Bob  May 18, 2017 • 11:15:15pm

Politically I think this is a good move for him.


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