All the while, Ailes steadfastly denied any political bias or agenda on the part of his network, whether in its message or its personnel.
Many on the internet, also known as that evil brand of technology O'Reilly is referring to, aren't buying his take on Ailes's death.
Carlson left the network and received a $20 million settlement from Fox several months later.
Describing Ailes as the force behind the success of former Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, O'Reilly blamed hatred of the outspoken conservative for his death. It was Ailes work and leadership that helped Fox News account for $1 billion in annual profit for 21st Century Fox, a key component of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's vast empire News Corp.
Ailes, 77, slipped and fell in the bathroom of his Palm Beach home at 6 Ocean Lane on May 10, according to the 911 call made that day at 1:49 p.m.to the Palm Beach Police Department.
The medical examiner's report said Ailes' hemophilia, which prevents blood clotting, contributed to his death, which it said was accidental with no evidence of foul play.
1993: Ailes is named head of CNBC. Ailes hadn't been deposed in several of the cases Wigdor LLP brought on behalf of clients who allege they encountered race, sex or disability discrimination at Fox News. But she explains how she felt she had to come forward with the other women who said they experienced sexual harassment from Ailes', too, even though this "army" had to stay "underground". Paramedics arrived within a minute and he was taken to a hospital. Millions of Americans have been affected by Fox News, no doubt about that.
"Events outside of Fox's control has made this precisely the wrong time to establish a new lineu", Bauder writes.
"Ailes had a different vision for how cable news should look and feel".
"The power of Fox News can not be overstated in Republican politics", said GOP strategist Alex Conant, who advised two presidential campaigns.
"Everybody at Fox News is shocked and grieved by the death of Roger Ailes", Murdoch said. "Roger and I shared a big idea which he executed in a way no one else could have". He was a genius'.
Ailes ruled with a volatile temper and domineering behavior, according to a 2014 unauthorized biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News-and Divided a Country" by Gabriel Sherman.
It was during a 1967 taping of "The Mike Douglas Show" that Ailes met future president Richard Nixon, who later tapped him to serve as his executive producer for television. "Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many".
Fox personalities including Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are remembering Roger Ailes. Concluding that the camera would never warm to Nixon any more than would the media establishment, Ailes struck a winning formula by packaging him in comfortably staged TV town-hall meetings where a hand-picked collection of "everyday people" appeared to clearly like him.