Missing Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes is the current subject of two major profiles in two liberal-leaning magazines—Rolling Stone and New York. Both profiles are of the shocked-shocked, Fox-is-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it variety. Both are about Ailes’ purported job, politics, rather than his real job, television—that is, television is the subterfuge and what Roger is really up to at Fox News is taking over the nation. Both are kick-off articles for the 2012 presidential campaign: Ailes being somehow responsible for the extreme politics of the Republican candidates.