May 25, 2013
The Romney That Roger Ailes Made
Posted on Oct 23, 2012
News that Rupert Murdoch has renewed Roger Ailes’ contract as president of Fox News means the sly conflict and ratings hound could be shaping America’s political landscape for four more years.
Mitt Romney would be a different animal if Ailes wasn’t around, Guardian columnist Michael Wolff explains. Ailes’ use of the Fox airwaves to promote the tea party compelled Romney to pander to the conservative fringe early in the GOP nomination process while simultaneously making him appear like the only sane man on stage. Romney is now playing a role that, if he is elected president, he would be hard-pressed to escape as Ailes continued shaping the political opinions and mental habits of millions of Americans throughout Romney’s term.
Wolff explains how below.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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