Watch Fox Hosts Defend Roger Ailes: “He Saved America By Starting Fox News”


During Thursday’s show of ‘Fox & Friends’, the hosts talked about the life of disgraced former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes by claiming that he “saved the country.”

After announcing the death of the 77 year-old, the hosts of Fox’s popular morning show fought tears back as they recalled how Ailes first started working for in the television business.

“Roger believed in hard work,” host Ainsley Earhardt said. “He ran four political campaigns. Many people out there would say that he saved this country by starting the Fox News channel.”

Although he didn’t specify the reason Ailes’ career ended, Earhardt did admit that the former chairman left the network in a “sad way.”

“Roger gave every single one of us on this couch an opportunity,” she said. “He put food on our table. And you know, he went out in such a sad way. But who doesn’t have sins. We all have our sins and cross to bear. And Roger, we will love you forever.”