How Roger Ailes Polarized TV News

Fox News founder Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, was one of the most (if not the most) controversial and influential news executives in American history. Ailes changed the way people watch news in this country, polarizing the market.

Before Ailes helped launch Fox News in October 1996, television news was not outwardly ideological. … Ailes saw an opening. CONT.

Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight