Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes as political entrepreneurs.
“I want to elect the next president,” Roger Ailes, the recently deceased founder of Fox News once told a group of executives in 2010, according to his biographer Gabriel Sherman. It was the height of the Obama years, when the Democrats...Show More Summary
Roger Ailes died recently, at the age of seventy-seven, during a week when the ground shook beneath a stumbling Donald Trump. The two men were in many things near: in age and appetites, in temper and coarseness. They were also in many things far apart: in intelligence and energy, in talent and purpose. Show More Summary
According to author, critic, and former Fox News Watch panelist Neal Gabler, there’s not much of a mystery about who killed “the idea of media objectivity.” The perp, Gabler alleges, was the late Roger Ailes. “Before Fox News, most people actually trusted the media,” wrote Gabler in a screed that ran Friday on Salon and was originally published at BillMoyers.com.
Rachel Maddow has gotten some flack since Roger Ailes’ death for saying that the late founder of Fox News was something of a “friend.” Ailes faced a flurry of sexual harassment allegations late in his life, but Maddow said after hisShow More Summary
The network says it " exercised reasonable care" to protect Julia Roginsky from Roger Ailes's disgusting wrath.
The MSNBC host tells Howard Stern about her bizarre job offer from the late Roger Ailes.
Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Roger Ailes dies, and a celestial grip loosens... • Join Daily Kos Elections tonight for a live-blog of the Montana special election results. Tonight at 10 PM ET (8 PM local time), polls will close in Montana, where voters will fill a vacancy for the state's lone congressional district created when GOP Rep. Show More Summary
Network slips behind MSNBC, CNN in key demo during prime time. When Fox News architect Roger Ailes died last Thursday, one of the common threads through the coverage of his career was the ratings success he produced at the conservative news channel. Show More Summary
Fox News creator and former chief Roger Ailes, who died at 77 last week from complications after a fall in his Florida home, may have been the most significant political figure of the last 35 years — which isn’t necessarily a compliment to those of us who believe media mavens shouldn’t also be...
Andrea Tantaros accused Fox News of retaliating against her for reporting Roger Ailes's sexual misconduct.
Roger Ailes was no genius, not in the league of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. The founding chairman of Fox News Channel, who died last week from complications after suffering a fall, understood and respected Middle America from whence he came.
Roger Ailes, former Fox News Chairman and CEO, died last week at 77-years-old. Many have written personal tributes and memorials to the man who shaped the landscape of cable news, but there’s one person who doesn’t remember Roger Ailes...Show More Summary
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By Neal Gabler / Bill Moyers The most significant man of his political generation transformed journalism, politics and the US government.
Twenty years ago, Roger Ailes launched Fox News with a simple but effective premise: most news outlets were liberal, and most Americans were not. “I think the mainstream media thinks liberalism is the center of the road,” he once said. Show More Summary
Donald Trump is a symptom of the America Roger Ailes made.
It was big news when Roger Ailes died. Everyone in his industry acknowledged that a serious, even transcendent force in American media and politics had passed away. Without Fox News over these last 20 years, the shape of American politics would be far different. Show More Summary
Max Boot, Foreign Policy: Although [Roger] Ailes had been pushed out of Fox News by the time of his death due to a raft of sexual harassment scandals and had no hand in the latest Seth Rich hoax, this is nevertheless the unfortunate culmination of his efforts to create an alternative news source. Show More Summary