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Bozell: Roger Ailes Saved America from a Liberal 'News' Media Monopoly

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 18, 2017 | 12:23 PM EDT

Brent Bozell

If it weren't for Roger Ailes, liberal media would have a monopoly on the so-called "news" Americans hear, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said today in response to the death of the Fox News founder.

Offering his sympathies to Ailes' wife and son, Bozell paid tribute to the "immeasurable" contribution Ailes made to America:

“I’d like to offer my condolences to the wife and son of Roger Ailes. I knew Roger for over 30 years and from the start I was in awe of his talent.

"The Left would command a monopoly control of the so-called "news" media but for the Fox News Channel, and FNC would not exist but for him. The good Roger did for America is immeasurable. May he rest in peace.”

Ailes' wife, Elizabeth, broke the news of her husband's death at age 77 on Thursday in a statement issued to Matt Drudge and The Drudge Report.