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On Roger Ailes and Party Control of American Government

I much enjoyed Harvard historian Jill Lepore’s essay in the New Yorker on the parallels between William Randolph Hearst and Roger Ailes, but her sweeping conclusion that Ailes is less “kingmaker” than “entertainer” and “boogeyman” rests on rather shaky ground, empirically speaking. Lepore notes: Hearst died in 1951. Between 1952 and 1988, an era marked … Continue reading

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