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Some Thoughts and Questions Upon the Death of Roger Ailes and the Post-Fox Era*

Roger Ailes, destroyer of credibility

Roger Ailes, destroyer of credibility

Fox News, under the guidance of the late Roger Ailes, influenced and radicalized millions of Americans. The day of reckoning has come for them, and for the rest of us.

Fox News, the Trump administration, and much of the GOP are together imploding under the weight of their loads of dishonesty, hypocrisy, and hatred.

How soon before the lot of them swirl into the sinkhole of infamy?

How soon before those who’ve wallowed in Fox’s slops trough realize that what they eagerly lapped up was garbage intended to poison rather than nourish? How many will recover? How many will die of acute cognitive dissonance and the absolute inability to distinguish truth from delusion?

Has our saturation in deceit and willful ignorance risen so high for us to self correct?  Will we all of us be swept into the sewer, never to escape?

How long will it take for us to develop decency in discourse with an intention toward good will and harmlessness? Is that goal even possible?

I do hope so. Because those of us who saw Fox for what it was—along with its hosts of attendants throughout the right-wing media that gave us Donald Trump—need something to hope for and to work toward.

*Here is a brief description of Roger Ailes and his mission to make sure nothing is believable other than what Fox serves daily. Thank you, Mr. Ailes, for your ignominious contribution to the cause of ignorance and delusion.

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