That phrases in our headline was the trademark sign-off of Walter Cronkite, the late, great anchor of CBS News and once rated as the most trusted man in the country.
Television news had already begun its long downward slide when Roger Ailes took the helm of the new Fox News network, and perhaps more than anyone else, Ailes has accelerated the rapid decline of a news medium.
But even Fox couldn’t put up with the heat resulting from a barrage of accusations revealing that Roger the Dodger was one of corporate America’s most virulent sexual predators.
But after Fox dropped the hammer, Ailes was able to land himself a new job as advisor to one of the two most-distrusted candidates in the history of American presidential elections, the subject of today’s Graphic Representation.
First, from the editorial cartoonist of the Los Angeles Times:
David Horsey: Kindred masters of ‘truthiness’
And from the artist of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Steve Sack: Roger Ailes on the Trump team
And a venerable alternative press cartoonist weighs in:
Tim Eagan: All aboard Hair Force One
And about that baggage, first from the editorial cartoonist the Buffalo News:
Adam Zyglis: Roger Ailes
Next, from the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Mike Luckovich: Faux
The cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader seeks compensation:
Joel Pett: Try not to think about it
Finally, via the Washington Post:
Tom Toles: Fox News settlement has got people thinking