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Conservative media remember Roger Ailes as 'brilliant' but flawed TV executive

Conservative media remember Roger Ailes as 'brilliant' but flawed TV executive

Roger Ailes, the founder and former head of Fox News who died Thursday at 77, was a towering figure in the world of conservative news media -- a trailblazer who gave right-wing political voices a national platform and who groomed influential cable news stars like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.

At the same time, Ailes' accomplishments were overshadowed by the sexual harassment scandals at Fox News that led to his ignominious departure from the cable channel last year.

Leaders in conservative media acknowledged Thursday his influential but flawed legacy to the world of cable news and conservative politics.

"He was a brilliant TV news executive who recognized a market...

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