The Age of Ailes

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It is tempting—as well as, in liberal circles, heretical—to try and separate Roger Ailes from his politics.

That’s a fiery (and gassy) debate. Is the 15-year Fox News epoch more about politics or more about television? And is there a difference?

Or, is joining politics and television more a marketing play than a political play? And is that cynical and amoral, or postmodern and brilliant?

I was in a discussion the other day with executives at one of the large Spanish-language networks and the talk was about how to get the English-speaking media to pay attention to Hispanic media, with its vast audience share.



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