Fox News’ Ailes Not Afraid of Taking Sides

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

So, Roger Ailes, how are things?

“With Fox News, great,” Ailes said by phone Tuesday. “With my job and my life, pretty good. With America, not quite as good.”As the chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel gave a rare interview, a single scene was playing out live on each of the half-dozen TV screens before him: President Barack Obama was speaking before signing his historic health care bill.


The curtain was coming down on more than a year of contentious political drama, generally along party lines, yet setting the stage for a second act that’s likely to begin almost immediately.

Nowhere has this grand opera played out more forcibly than on Ailes’ top-rated cable news channel More…