Ailes: “Somebody Had To Take That Heat”

By Brian 

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is one of 25 people named “Television’s Best” as TV Week celebrates its 25th anniversary.

“He is not just competitive, he’s combative,” Michele Greppi writes. “But asked whether he likes to disagree with people, he says:”

“I actually don’t, but I think it’s essential to progress. It’s essential, generally, to a good result, and I’ve never feared it. I just think I could have been a lot more popular in my life by going along with the tide sometimes, and I chose not to. I don’t know exactly why. It’s cost me. It’s cost me money. It’s cost me friends. It’s cost me probably other things, but I am not capable of going along to get along. That is not who I am.

“I think if there’s anything I added to this mix in the last half of the 20th century and the first part of the 21st, it’s another voice. It’s a voice that deserved to be heard, and needed to be heard, and somebody had to take that heat.”