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In this May 18, 1971 file photo, political consultant Roger Ailes, who died last week, is shown in his office in New York. From communications guru and TV producer to Chairman-CEO of Fox News Channel, Ailes' used a "fair and balanced" branding approach, targeted at viewers who believed other cable-news networks, and maybe even the media overall, displayed a liberal tilt from which Fox News delivered them with "unvarnished truth." Associated Press photo

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FILE - In this July 24, 2006 file photo, Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, speaks during the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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In this Aug. 17, 1988 file photo, Vice President George H.W. Bush, left, gets some advice from his media advisor, Roger Ailes, right, as they stand behind the podium at the Superdome in New Orleans, La., prior to the start of the Republican National Convention. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1996 file photo, Roger Ailes, left, speaks at a news conference as Rupert Murdoch looks on after it was announced that Ailes will be chairman and CEO of Fox News. Fox News said on Thursday, May 18, 2017, that Ailes has died. He was 77. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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In this combination photo, Fox contributor Julie Roginsky, left, appears on "The Five" television program, on the Fox News Channel on March 30, 2015, in New York and then Fox News head Roger Ailes attends a special screening of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" on Feb. 9, 2015 in New York. Roginsky said that a promised position on the Fox show "The Five" never happened after she rejected Ailes' sexual advances. In a complaint filed in New York state Supreme Court on Monday, April 3, 2017, Roginsky said she was pressured to defend Ailes when Gretchen Carlson filed the initial harassment complaint against him but that she refused. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, left, and Charles Sykes, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, Roger Ailes attends a special screening of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" in New York. A lawyer for Ailes is denying that the Fox News Channel chief executive sexually harassed network star Megyn Kelly. A statement on Tuesday came amidst a swirl of contradictory reports that Ailes had been ousted as head of the influential network. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Roger Ailes attends a special screening of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" in New York. Fox News chief Ailes is seeking to move former anchor Gretchen Carlson's harassment case against him from a New Jersey court to a closed arbitration panel in New York. Ailes, in court papers filed Friday, July 15, 2016, said New Jersey made no sense as a jurisdiction. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes was among those awarded Bradley Prizes from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation on Wednesday in the District. (Associated Press)

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Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has been named the most influential person in political news by Mediaite.com (Associated Press)

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Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes shrugs off the idea that, at age 71, he may have mellowed. "When there is an occasion, I will do what I have to do, and I will win. Is that mellowing? I tend to see it more as picking my battles a little better than I used to." (Associated Press)

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Fox News founder Roger Ailes raised eyebrows when he said he hired Sarah Palin as a contributor because, "She was hot and got good ratings." (Associated Press)

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Roger Ailes, here in 1971, was a Republican media strategist, TV producer and then head of CNBC until 1996, the year he resigned to create the upstart Fox News Channel. (Associated Press)

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Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes shrugs off the idea that, at age 71, he may have mellowed. "When there is an occasion, I will do what I have to do, and I will win. Is that mellowing? I tend to see it more as picking my battles a little better than I used to." (Associated Press)

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A New York magazine claims New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Roger Ailes "have a relationship" and dined together. (New Jersey Governor's Office)

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FILE- In this file photo from Tuesday Jan. 30, 1996, Rupert Murdoch, right, Chairman and CEO of The News Corporation Limited, listens as Roger Ailes speaks during a New York news conference after he was named chairman and CEO of News Corp. Ailes told a former publishing executive to lie to federal investigators who vetted now-disgraced ex-New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik for a Cabinet post in 2004, according to court documents cited in a news report Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)