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LGBT People Won't Miss Roger Ailes, Who Resigned at Fox News

LGBT People Won't Miss Roger Ailes, Who Resigned at Fox News

Roger Ailes

The powerful head of the right-wing cable news station is leaving amid sexual harrassment charges.


Charges of sexual harassment by women at Fox News have taken down Roger Ailes, the powerful man feared for his influence in Republican circles.

News that he is stepping down broke today -- coincidentally, the same day Donald Trump officially accepts the GOP nomination in a speech from the convention in Cleveland. His resignation letter to Rupert Murdoch was posted on the Drudge Report.

The resignation was started in motion by Gretchen Carlson, the former morning news anchor on Fox & Friends, who accused Ailes of harassment over the years. She was reportedly followed by Megyn Kelly, a star anchor in primetime. And there are reports of more than 20 women in total making claims against Ailes.

What a Fox News without Ailes looks like is impossible to imagine, given it's never happened before. From early reaction on Twitter, it looks like LGBT people won't miss him, given his network's strong voice for the right-wing and its anti-LGBT agenda. The network regularly invited anti-LGBT guests listed on GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, and some are hired as Fox News contributors.

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