Great little feature on Fox News pioneer Roger Ailes who did something rather than complain about conservatives being treated poorly by the media. Check it out at CBS MarketWatch.
As usual, I offer a smidgen:
Maybe Ailes’ greatest asset is his self-confidence. Like most visionaries, he doesn’t seem to give a hoot what skeptics think. That’s partly because he doesn’t have much patience for critics, especially within his ranks. When a group of people are all working on the same page, it’s easy to build loyalty. Once people function as a team, they feel unbeatable and, in turn, it’s very hard to beat them.
From what I could see, there isn’t a self-deprecating bone in the man’s body. If Ailes sounded utterly unapologetic about Fox’s unique brand of success — pandering to the right wing — it was because, quite clearly, he feels that he has nothing to apologize for.
That Ailes is cleaning CNN’s clock — remember, it was known as the Clinton News Network — is being viewed as a blow to liberals and left-wing causes everywhere. And make no mistake about it. Nobody is enjoying their discomfort more than Ailes himself.