Twitter Not Happy With One Aspect of 'In Memoriam' Segment

Or incredibly happy, depending on how you look at it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2017 9:21 PM CDT
In this July 24, 2006 file photo, Roger Ailes, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox News, listens as anchor Shepard Smith, seen on screens in front and behind him, as Smith talks to the audience...   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

(Newser) – The "In Memoriam" segment at Sunday night's Emmy Awards included one controversial name: Fox News founder Roger Ailes. A sampling of reactions on Twitter:

  • @seanoneal: "My favorite television moment of 2017 years is the cold silence that greeted Roger Ailes during the Emmys In Memoriam."
  • @Smoregasboredom: "Is there a better pick-me-up during the in memoriam than remembering that Roger Ailes is dead?"
  • @MaddieBurton47: "Roger Ailes in the In Memoriam? Really? Can we not stop rewarding sexual harassers even after they're dead?"
  • @thekrissychula: "....yall didn't have to mention roger ailes. we wanted him gone."

  • @Speed_e: "They really had Roger Ailes in this memorial."
  • @joyellenicole: "Hey #Emmys you know how you don't have time to honor everyone that died (cough Dick Gregory) y'all could've done that with Roger Ailes."
  • @AlishaGrauso: "Roger Ailes, but no Harry Dean Stanton on the #Emmys in memoriam reel. Cool."
  • @andizeisler: "RT if you threw something at yr TV when Roger Ailes came up in the 'In Memoriam' montage."
  • @MarkHarrisNYC: "Touching shoutout to Roger Ailes in hell during the Emmys In Memoriam montage."
  • @cmclymer: "Zero applause for Roger Ailes in the In Memoriam segment. *sips tea*"
  • @KevinMcCaff: "not saying this proudly, but Roger Ailes is responsible for the first time I ever laughed out loud during an In Memoriam segment."
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