Dear Commons Community,
New York Magazine has two pieces in its current online edition on Fox News. Both are must reads for those interested in how Fox News operates as the media mouthpiece for the Republican Party. One article by Jason Zengerle looks at David Brock’s attempt to expose Fox News for the cable news voice of conservative America. The second article by Gabriel Sherman on Roger Ailes, Chairman of Fox News, is far more provocative and examines his success, his contacts, and his ambitions for Fox News. She has the quote of the day and attributes Roger Ailes as saying:
“He thinks things are going in a bad direction,” another Republican close to Ailes told me. “Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.
There may be the slightest glimmer of hope for Fox News afterall.