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Roger Ailes's Son May Have Just Threatened Father's Alleged Victims In Speech At Funeral

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died unexpectedly last week, and there was a markedly mixed reaction to the news. Friends of Ailes released a number of heartfelt tributes, while a number of detractors took the news of his death as a green light to unload on the man and besmirch his legacy as much as possible. That’s a bad look regardless of the circumstances, and it’s even more appalling when you stop to think that he left behind a wife and son that are coming to terms with their shocking loss while being subjected to some absolutely callous statements making the rounds about their loved one.

As Yahoo shares, funeral services were held for Ailes over the weekend, and it’s quite clear that the stinging rebukes directed his way have struck a chord with his family. His 17-year-old son, Zachary, gave a speech at the service, and he had a message for those who may feel like dancing on his father’s grave.

“I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them, and hell is coming with me,” he said.

Zachary is obviously upset, but it’s understandable that he may have an axe to grind with those that have spoken unfavorably about his father. He also may have been alluding to the women that filed sexual harassment claims against his father through the years. Although the elder Ailes denied the allegations, his career at Fox News came to an abrupt end as the allegations continued to pile up. Zachary also noted that he knows his father had plenty of enemies, but that was simply part of his legacy.

“I loved my father,” he said. “He considered how much certain people hated him a measure of success.”

It’s quite clear that Ailes was a driven and complex figure that rubbed some people the wrong way. That being said, he had an accomplished career in both the media and in politics, and he was the driving force behind making Fox News the cable powerhouse that it is today. A simple tip of the cap at the time of his passing is all that is needed.

While his story is not complete without digging into the allegations that brought him down, there’s no reason to cross the line and pass judgement at the time of his passing. That’s incredibly distasteful, and also pretty comical that those who act holier-than-thou while discussing him will think nothing of slamming someone on the day they died.

Source: Yahoo News
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