“Roger and I shared a big idea which he executed in a way no one else could have. In addition, Roger was a great patriot who never ceased fighting for his beliefs,” the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Channel – Rupert Murdoch – said. Television personalities took to social media to express their shock and offer their condolences. Many of them described him as “a great patriot, friend and boss”. As a big founder who had built a major company, Roger Ailes said about himself: “Almost everything I do is related to my ability to hire good people. I don’t take much of the credit myself. I think I have a good eye.” In 1984, Ailes worked on President Reagan’s re-election campaign. Four years later, he was a key player in the successful presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush.