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Looking back on 20 years of FOX News and the impact of Roger Ailes

Twenty years ago this week, FOX News went live. It was an oddity on the cable television landscape: news with a view. MSNBC, which had launched a few months earlier, was modeling itself after CNN, the doggedly nonpartisan network that had pioneered cable news back in 1980. But FOX News was markedly different from these other cable news networks. Rather than copying the objective reporting of the mid-20th century, FOX reached back to the 19th century, and the age of the partisan press.
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